Progressive National Baptist Convention, Incorporated Churches

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Worship in the Progressive National Baptist Convention is rooted in a conviction of God's sovereignty and liberating character as revealed in the Exodus. The style of worship is participatory and uninhibited. Music, in a variety of styles, plays a vital role.

In his analysis of the distinctive character of African-American worship, Dearing E. King, editor of the Progressive National Baptist Hymnal, describes its most basic feature as "an unwavering faith in the absolute sovereignty of the...


The rest of this article is available with your subscription.