Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention
Dr. C. S. Gordon, Jr., President

General Secretary Dr. Edward Alexander, Jr.

Louisiana Baptist Youth Encampment

Have there been times when you were so preoccupied with a problem that you didn't seem to be able to function? Have there been issues of your life that seem to dominate every waking thought?  If so, you have known anxiety. Anxiety will cause us to worry about a variety of problems that we are faced with in our lives. However, our theme for the next five years is “The Peace of God.” God’s peace transcends all understanding, and it guards our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. This peace comes by us totally surrendering to God in all areas of our lives. Our theme scriptures are Philippians 4:6-9.

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you," (NIV).
2016 – Praying for Peace v.6. These lessons will focus on how our youth must be able to define and understand the purpose of God’s peace in their daily walk with Him.
2017 – Proclaiming Peace v.7 These lessons will focus on how our youth will learn how to effectively share the message of God’s peace with others through evangelism, missions, & worship.
2018 – Perfecting Peace v.8. These lessons will focus on how our youth will learn how to let God perfect His peace in their daily lives. No matter what type of test, storm, or problems you will face, God’s peace will protect you and bless you with a testimony.
2019 – Practicing Peace v.9. These lessons will focus on how our youth must practice God’s peace by developing relationships with others in their homes, churches, and communities.
2020 – Protecting Peace v.9. These lessons will teach our youth about how God protects them with the power of His presence in our lives. No weapon formed against you shall prosper.

                   Our monthly lessons are centered on our theme. 
You will receive three lessons every quarter that you can download. If you want to become one of our writers or teachers at the youth conference and the youth encampment, please contact me at (337) 238-1779 jlee53@aol.com 

Regional Competitions
Region One Competitions
Contact Your Regional Coordinator: Rev. Vance Price (318) 450-9427
Region Two Competitions
Contact Your Regional Coordinator: Mrs. Mary Landry (337) 238-3620
Region Three Competitions
Contact Your Regional Coordinator: Mrs. Nancy Lamell (225) ) 343-0540
Contact Your Regional Coordinator: Josephine Dean (504) 286-5634
Contact Your Regional Coordinator: Marilyn Staidum (985) 852-2294



Director - Calvin W. Woods, Jr.
Curriculum Director - Rev. Joseph Garner
Camp President - Elijah Washington

he goal of the ministry is to strengthen the local youth department with the assistance of the State Convention, by providing training and leadership in the area of youth development.

The primary objective of the ministry is to encourage the study and memorization of key scriptures by youth at an early age. The memorization is encouraged through a series of tournaments staged across the state through which youth demonstrate bible knowledge as they have fun performing in skits, liturgical dances, talent, and many other activities. The purpose of the tournaments is bible memorization and familiarization. We are aware that simple memorization of scripture does not change people but it is the first step in discipleship, which is the aim of the ministry.The ministry provides a program of training for church youth leaders, curriculum materials for youth departments, and a year round program schedule which includes bible based tournaments, retreats, musicals and other gatherings

2017  LBYE Calendar of Activities           

Dear Youth Leaders,

Our theme for 2017 is “Proclaiming The Peace of God” and our theme scripture is Philippians 4:6-7. As we start our season of ministry this year, let’s get ready to experience the peace of God in all areas of our lives. As youth and adults, the Devil will attack us in your homes, schools, churches, and in our communities in which you live. However, as we stature our minds and hearts with the Word of God, we will be reminded by the Holy Spirit that God’s peace passes all understanding. (read more)

LBYE Officers/Leader’s Planning & Evaluation Meeting   
Black History Praise & Worship Celebration        
Saturday, February 4, 2017                                                       
Leaders Meeting, 9:30 A.M.
     Black History Program, 10:30 A.M.                                         
Progressive Baptist Church  
998 Julia Street, Baton Rouge, La. 70802
Rev. Melvin Rushing, Pastor  
(225) 344-7165
State Competition   
Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M.
Progressive Baptist Church Community Center 
125 Gallian Street, Lafayette, LA. 70501 
(337) 234-3924     
Rev. Lloyd Joiner, Jr., Pastor
Youth Encampment      Registration Information & Forms
2017, July 23-27, 2017    
We are including our training workshop into the class period at camp. You will be able to select the classes you want to attend.
Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, La. 70122      
504) 283-88220
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Calvin Woods, Jr. (504) 606-4782 or cwwoods@bellsouth.net
Click here to download Registration Information and Forms
"Praying for Peace"
LBYE OFFICERS 2015-2017 
  • General Camp 
        o     President – Darylon Joy Walters (Mt. Canaan Baptist Church) 
        o     Vice President – Adia Keys (New Sunlight Baptist Church) 
        o     Vice President-at-large – Kenny Johnson Jr. (St. Paul Baptist Church) 
        o     Secretary – Brittany Washington (New Sunlight Baptist Church) 
        o     Assistant Secretary – Taylor Simien (Little Zion Baptist Church) 
        o     Parliamentarian – DeAndre’ Ackless (Mt. Pilgrim of Elton 
        o     Chaplain – Jody Bennet (New Sunlight Baptist Church) 
        o     Sergeant-at-Arms – Courtney Wallace (St. Paul Baptist Church)
• Girl’s Town 
        o     President – Trenee Fountain (Elm Groove Baptist Church) 
        o    Vice President – Amber Smith (Mt. Canaan Baptist Church) 
        o     Chaplain – Loren James (Elm Groove Baptist Church)
• Boy’s Town 
        o     President – Keith Zarders Jr. (St. Mary Baptist Church) 
        o     Vice President – D’Vonn Ranson (Elm Groove Baptist Church) 
        o     Chaplin – Jalen Chrietien(Mt. Pilgrim of Elton) 

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Five Year Theme Information
Calendar of Events
2015-2017 Officer
Youth Encampment Flyer & Application 
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