Frequently Asked Questions


The conference will be held at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary (1100 South 3rd Street, Waco, TX 76706). The Legacy Award Banquet will be held in the Cashion Building near Truett on the Baylor campus. We are planning to hold the conference in person and will follow the policies of Baylor University at the event time for in person meetings.

The conference will take place September 28 through September 30. The opening session will begin at 11:00am on Tuesday, and the conference will conclude Thursday afternoon.

Conference registration is $49. The Legacy Award Banquet is $20. Participants may register for both at $69. Registration is non-refundable.

The Banquet will be held at noon on Wednesday, September 29th.

Yes, we are offering both a Silver Sponsorship Location and a Platinum Sponsorship Location. The $500 Silver Sponsorship includes a 10 foot x 10 foot space in the Truett building adjacent to the Conference. The $1000 Platinum Sponsorship includes a 10 foot x 15 foot space immediately adjacent to the Chapel where the Conference is held. A $5,000 sponsorship is available as a naming sponsorship with your logo on all programs and an appropriate time on the Conference program. All sponsorships are subject to review under the policies of Baylor University before executing agreements. You may request to purchase a sponsorship here. Sponsorship requests must be received by September 1, 2021.

All sponsorships are subject to review under the policies of Baylor University after submission to the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching by September 1, 2021. You may request to purchase a sponsorship here.

You can find a list of Waco-area hotels here.

On campus parking and transfer to the Conference by ground transportation will be available and communicated before the Conference.

The purpose of the African American Preaching Conference is defined in its permanent title with an emphasis on “The Pulpit Meets the Academy.” The preachers and plenary speakers are selected for their widely known expertise as both students and preachers. The program always focuses on the rich legacy of African American preaching in relationship to today’s culture, church, and the academy.

The conference is planned by a steering committee of ministers from multiple denominations in consultation with the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching and leadership of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

George W. Truett Theological Seminary