Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists

since 1993

Welcoming & Affirming All People

As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US.

Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  We work as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the Radical Welcome and Love of God in Jesus Christ through being the Ministry of Reconciliation and building up the Beloved Community where all will be one.

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Recent News

Inaugural Lecture Recording Now Available!

Inaugural Lecture Recording Now Available!

Our inaugural lecture, held on Monday, September 26th at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, is available for viewing below. Our lecturer was the Rev. Dr. Cody Sanders, whose lecture was titled "Strengthen What Remains: Queer Apocalyptic Hope." A...

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