Join us in Atlanta for the 2023 BJC Luncheon

Friday, June 30
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

You are invited to join BJC and supporters of faith freedom for all at our annual BJC Luncheon. This year, our program will introduce the new BJC Center for Faith, Justice and Reconciliation, and our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Adam L. Bond.

Individual tickets for the luncheon are $55, and a table of 10 tickets – which includes reserved seating – is $600. Students and young ministers can purchase a limited number of discounted tickets at a rate of $30.

This event is held in conjunction with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, but you do not have to attend the General Assembly to attend the luncheon. This is a ticketed event. 

Advance ticket sales end June 16. A very limited number of tickets may be available after that date. If you have questions, please contact Julia Bradley at [email protected].

Meet this year’s keynote speaker: Rev. Dr. Adam Bond

The former pastor the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church of Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia, the Rev. Dr. Adam L. Bond will serve as Associate Professor of Religion at Baylor University, starting August 1, 2023.  An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), Dr. Bond maintains a commitment to the local church and higher education. His ministry positions have included being on the staff of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin; serving as the former pastor of the Providence Baptist Church of Ashland, Virginia; and teaching at Mount Mary University, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University, and Virginia Theological Seminary.

An advocate for students, congregations, and community groups that strive for justice, Dr. Bond is also a historian of American Christianity. His research and writing focus on the narratives and ideas of Black Christian leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Dr. Bond is the author of several works on faith and leadership, including I’ve Been Called: Now What? (Judson Press, 2012); The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor and Black Public Faith (Fortress Press, 2013); and a co-edited volume entitled Church on Purpose: Reinventing Discipleship, Community, and Justice (Judson Press, 2015). He is working on a history of African American Baptists entitled Read the Text First: Black Baptist Leaders, Race Literature, and the Salvation of America.

Bond is a graduate of the University of Memphis (Bachelor of Professional Studies) and earned degrees from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University (Master of Divinity) and Marquette University (Master of Arts in Theology and Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies). He and his wife are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters.

Read more in this special Q&A with Dr. Bond.

About the Luncheon

Since 1991, BJC has brought together friends and supporters of religious liberty for a time of fellowship and updates on the latest news out of Washington. The event is open to all, but you must have a ticket to attend. Scroll down for a look at previous events.

2022 Luncheon: Indigenous voices on faith freedom

Indigenous voices were the center of the 2022 BJC Luncheon, held June 30 in Dallas, Texas. The luncheon featured a panel moderated by the Rev. Dr. Mitch Randall, the CEO of Good Faith Media and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. He was with Dr. Kyle T. Mays, an Afro-Indigenous (Saginaw Chippewa) writer and scholar of U.S. history, urban studies, race relations and contemporary popular culture; and Mariah Humphries, a Mvskoke Nation citizen, writer, educator, and Director of Content and Communications for Be the Bridge.

Watch the recording of the event
Read a recap in our magazine: Colonialism continues, Indigenous leaders say