_ American Baptist Churches USA American Baptist Churches USA is both the oldest continuing body of Baptist Christians in North America and the first fellowship of Christian churches organized independently on this continent. There is no single majority racial or ethnic group within the ABC/USA. American Baptists are Christ-centered and Biblically grounded, affirming that every person has the right and responsibility to interpret the Bible for him or herself and to express his or her faith in a way that is consistent with the leading of the Holy Spirit. The ABC/USA is the denominational home of Walter Rauschenbusch and H.E. Fosdick, early leaders of the “social gospel movement,” Helen B. Montgomery, the first female president of a major American denomination, and pastor and civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The United Church of Christ The United Church of Christ was formed in 1957 when Congregational Christian churches and The Evangelical and Reformed Church in the US chose to unite. We in the UCC describe ourselves as “people of God's extravagant welcome who listen for the still-speaking God.” In UCC churches, Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and people work to grow a just and peaceful world. The UCC is the denominational home of abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous theologians Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich, journalist Bill Moyers, and President Barack Obama.
The Alliance of Baptists The Alliance of Baptists is an alliance of individuals and churches dedicated to the preservation of historic Baptist principles, freedoms, and traditions, and to the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the calling of all peoples to faith, reconciliation, hope, and social and economic justice.
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists AWAB is a coalition of churches and organizations that envision a day within the Baptist family when no one will feel excluded from God's love in Jesus Christ because of their sexual orientation.