October 10th-12th, 2017

Canton Baptist Temple

Canton Ohio


Every pastor, missionary, and full time Christian worker needs to be refreshed, encouraged, and challenged in the ministry. This is what the Baptist Church Ministry Conference is designed to accomplish in your life.

There is no cost. Call Sheila at 330-477-6267 x134 or click on the “Register Today” button above to register and join us.

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Josh Bevan

Josh Bevan

Xenia, OH

Lighthouse Baptist Church

rick carter

Rick L. Carter

Gulfport, Mississippi

 Bible Baptist Church

Greg Corcoran

Greg Corcoran

Warrenton, VA

Battlefield Baptist Church

Eric Doucet

College Station, TX

Texas Avenue Baptist Church

Pat Finley

Winchester, KY

Grace Baptist Church

Bruce Humbert

Richton Park, IL

Sauk Trail Baptist Church

Bill Monroe

Florence, SC

Florence Baptist Temple


Steak Dinner – CBT Activities Building ** For pre-registered attendees




Opening Service

Bruce Humbert


Ladies Amish Country Trip*

The ladies will leave for Berlin, Ohio at 8:30am on Wednesday to go shopping and then eat lunch at the Farmstead Restaurant.


Session 1

Eric Doucet


Session 2

Pat Finley



Complimentary meal for all in attendance.


Q & A Session



On your own.


Evening Service

Bill Monroe


Session 3

Josh Bevan


Session 4

Greg Corcoran


Session 5

Rick Carter



Complimentary meal for all in attendance.




What is the Baptist Church Ministry Conference

The Baptist Church Ministry Conference (BCMC) was born in the hearts of Pastor Mike Frazier of Canton Baptist Temple (Canton, Ohio) and Pastor Dennis Jennings of Cherry Street Baptist Church (Springfield, Missouri).  The vision for BCMC is to provide an annual opportunity for pastors, missionaries, and others in full time ministry to come together to be refreshed, encouraged, equipped and challenged to return to their place of service excited about fulfilling the Great Commission through the ministry of their local Baptist Church.

The guiding principles of the BCMC can be summed up in three words: Biblical; Balanced; and Baptist.


The BCMC is a preaching conference.  It is our conviction that the Word of God is what the Spirit of God uses to work in the hearts of the people of God to accomplish the will of God in this world. Our passion is that those who come to the BCMC be challenged, encouraged and inspired by the preaching of God’s Word.


The BCMC is a ministry conference.  It is our conviction that God’s plan for every believer and church is the fulfillment of the Great Commission for “all the world to every creature.” You will be challenged to reach people of every demographic in your community and your world through the ministry of your local church. At BCMC, our focus is evangelism, ministry and missions.


The BCMC is unashamedly a Baptist conference.  It is our conviction that the distinctives that make Baptists who we are have both relevance and value in a time when Bible doctrine is taking as backseat to pragmatism, programs, and personality driven ministry.  The BCMC embraces our historical Baptist heritage, not as a matter of nostalgia, but as a matter of Biblical conviction.

Our Values:

As a Baptist entity we hold to the following Baptist Distinctives:

  • We believe in biblical authority in all matters of faith and practice.
  • We believe in the autonomy of the local church – congregational rule.
  • We believe in the priesthood of all believers.
  • We believe in two ordinances of the local church – baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
  • We believe in individual soul liberty.
  • We believe in a saved and baptized church membership.
  • We believe in two offices of the local church – pastor and deacon.
  • We believe in the separation of church and state.

Our Leadership:

  • Co-Chairmen
    • Mike Frazier, Canton Baptist Temple, Canton, Ohio
    • Dennis Jennings, Cherry Street Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri


Fill the form below to get directions to the conference location.

515 Whipple Ave. NW

Canton, Ohio 44708

Enter Direction from and Travel Mode from the left form to see directions.


The hotels listed below have given us a discounted rate for the 2017 conference. In order to take advantage of the rate you will need to contact the hotel directly at the numbers listed below and mention Canton Baptist Temple and the Baptist Church Ministry Conference. You will be able to receive reward points for your stay.

If you are arriving a day or two before the conference or staying a day or two after, these rates will still apply.


Hyatt Place Canton

5421 Whipple Ave NW | Canton, Ohio 44720 | 330-244-1700

Rate: $119.00 (includes breakfast)

Cut-off date: September 12, 2017

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Comfort Inn Canton

5345 Broadmoor Circle NW | Canton, Ohio 44709 | 330-492-1331

$80.00 (includes breakfast)

Cut-off date: September 29, 2017

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Hampton Inn Canton

5256 Broadmoor Circle NW | Canton, Ohio 44709 | 330-491-4335

Rate: $119.00 Standard King or 2 Queen

$129.00 Suite King or suite 2 queen

Includes breakfast

Cut-off date: September 9, 2017


Springhill Suites Canton (Marriot)

5770 Dressler Rd NW | North Canton, Ohio 44720 | 330-433-0101

Rate: $119.00 (includes breakfast)

Cut-off date: September 12, 2017


Best Western

6889 Sunset Strip Ave, | North Canton, Ohio 44720 | 800-804-8026

$84.99 Standard King or 2 Queen (includes breakfast)

Cut-off date: September 19, 2017

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Call us at 1.330.477.6267 or use the contact form below.


What is the purpose of the Baptist Church Ministry Conference?

The purpose of BCMC 2017 is to provide an opportunity for Baptist pastors to be encouraged, edified and equipped for the local, regional and global work of the Great Commission.

Who is the Baptist Church Ministry Conference for?

BCMC 2017 is for pastors or staff members of churches that hold to the values of biblical distinctives. Everyone is welcome, however, please keep in mind that we are unapologetically Baptist.

For more on our values read here: Our Values

What is the cost of the conference?

There is no cost for attending the conference. The Canton Baptist Temple has graciously offered to underwrite the cost. The main cost of attending would be your transportation and lodging.

I am a pastor and would like to attend but don’t have the finances to do so. Is there any financial assistance?

We recognize that there may be pastors of smaller churches or who are bi-vocational and do not have the finances to attend a three day event. We have attempted to create an environment where there is minimal cost to those attending. However, there may be a limited number of families from the Canton Baptist Temple who would be willing to host you during the conference. If you are interested in staying in a members’ home, please contact Bob Hutton at as soon as possible. Remember, there are a limited number of homes available so first come first serve.

Where do you recommend that we stay?

We have listed five hotels that have put together special pricing for those attending the conference. Those can be seen here: recommended hotels. There are also many other hotels within the Canton area that are not listed and have not been contacted for special pricing.

Are there any meals being served at the conference?

In order to keep the cost affordable, the Canton Baptist Temple will be providing all meals except breakfasts. A continental breakfast is available at each of the recommended hotels.

How can I get from the airport or the hotel to the conference?

The recommended hotels listed provide transportation from the airport to the hotel. Canton Baptist Temple will be providing transportation from the 5 hotels (only those 5) to the church before and after the conference each day.

Where is Canton Baptist Temple located?

Canton Baptist Temple is located in Canton, Ohio. Directions can be found here. The church website can be found here.
What is there to do in Canton, Ohio if we want to come before the conference or stay afterwards?

Canton is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, McKinley Museum, shopping centers and several other attractions. Amish country (with farms, shopping and restaurants) is only a few minutes’ drive from Canton. More information can be found here: Visit Stark County  and here: Visit Amish Country


There is no cost. Call Sheila at 330-477-6267 x134 or click on the “Register Today” button below to register and join us.