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About the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Founded in 1886, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (Convention) is the nation’s oldest and largest African American religious convention with an estimated membership of 7.5 million.

To learn more about the Convention, please explore the links on the left navigation bar of the Convention About page at The links will provide you with information about the structure, governance and history of this organization.

About the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
H.O.P.E. HHS Partnership

The National Baptist Convention, USA, Incorporated, Health and Wellness Initiative is a collaborative effort of National Baptist churches, medical professionals, and health related organizations committed to health outreach and prevention education (H.O.P.E.).


We see a day when all National Baptist churches will have vibrant health and wellness ministries resulting in members being good stewards of their health and wellness.


We will achieve this vision by reaching across the depth and breadth of our denomination to inspire and enable our fellow National Baptists to commit to healthier lifestyles through

  • health and wellness education;

  • resource materials and services;

  • support networks of trained resource persons and facilitators; and

  • evidenced based outcomes assessment.



Dr. Michael O. Minor, National Director, 
(866) 800-4432

Pastor Bernard Montgomery, National Training Director, Assistant National Director

Ms. Loretta Miller, Director, National H.O.P.E. Network Coordinating Council

Dr. Lovoria Williams, Director, Research and Assessment

Ms. Bettina Campbell, LMSW, National Mental Health/A Better Way Coordinator

Ms. Nettye Johnson, National Physical Fitness Coordinator

Ms. Linda Carper, National Seasoned Saints Health/Fit for Service Coordinator

Ms. Ellen McKnight, National Nutrition Coordinator

Ms. Evelyn Mason, National Health Fair Director Emeritus

Ms. Fannie Fair, Assistant National Health Fair Director Emeritus


National Trainers: Pastor Dexter Moragne, Minister Geraldine Moore, Dr. Dessie Levy, Ms. Lottie Minor, and Dr. Marian Talley

Volunteers: Ms. Michelle Johnson, Dr. Felisa Washington

About the Let's Move National Baptist Program Director

Nettye Johnson, CHES

Nettye Johnson is a wife, mom, marathoner, self-taught fit-foodie, author, podcaster, award-winning speaker/teacher, and founder of Education for Transformation, a wellness organization that develops and delivers curated education and programming addressing African-American health disparities.


A degreed and NCHEC credentialed health educator, Nettye also holds multiple fitness and health coaching certifications. Her focus is science-based, faith empowered wellness with a specialty on healthy weight management.


Nettye lives in Denham Springs, Louisiana, with her husband Will and their two children. She is a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, where she ministers in Christian Education, Health, and Youth Ministry in her local church and state convention. Nettye is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Leader, and she serves as National Physical Fitness Coordinator of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. H.O.P.E. HHS Partnership.


Connect with Nettye and access faith and wellness resources at

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