Ministry of Ushers and Health Professionals (Convening) 2020

The Ushers Conference has been "postponed" until further notice due to the Coronavirus - COVID-19.

The Classic Center
300 North Thomas Street
Athens, Georgia 30601

Convention Theme:
“Envisioning the Future Exceptionally as we Send Disciples for Christ”
Matthew 28: 19-20; Matthew 16: 15-16; Luke 24: 46-47; John 20:21

Conference Theme:
“Working Together as One Body in Christ” 1 Corinthians 12:12

Dr. J. R. Hatney | State Ministerial Advisor
Sister Brenda Eason | State Coordinator
Hosted by: The Eastern Region Ministry of Ushers & Health Professionals

The Ushers Conference has been "postponed" until further notice due to the Coronavirus - COVID-19.

Pre-Registration Opens November 4, 2019
All registration can be done on-site beginning Thursday, April 1, 2020 at 7:45 a.m.


Hotel Information

Reservation Lines Open November 4, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Hyatt Place Athens Downtown (Connected)
412 N Thomas Street
(706) 425-1800
King/Double—Rate: $135.00 per night
Parking—$10.00 per day

Homeward Suites By Hilton
750 East Broad Street, Athens
(706) 548-3500
King/Double—Rates: $125.00 per night Parking—$15.00 per day

Hampton Inn Athens
2220 W. Broad Street
(706) 548-9600
Doubles—Rates: $125.00 per night

Hotel Indigo Athens
500 College Avenue
(706) 546-0430
King—Rates: $121.00 per night
Double—Rates: 129.00 per night
Parking—$10.00 per day

Holiday Inn Athens
197 E. Broad Street
(706) 549-4433
Doubles/Queen—Rates: $114.00 per night

Holiday Day Inn Express
513 W. Broad Street
(706) 546-8122
King/Double—Rates: 109.00 per night


Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown
166 N Finley Street
Athens, GA 30601
Rate: Doubles & Kings - $109.00 per night plus tax
Cut-off Date: March 11, 2020

Group Name:
Ushers Auxiliary Annual Session 2020
Group Rate Cut-off Date: March 4, 2020
Tax Rate for all Hotels: 15%
Plus a $5.00 per night State of Georgia Hotel Fee Parking—The Classic Center—$8.00 In/Out Daily Public Transportation is available to hotels

General Information

Individual Conference Registration:
$45.00 (Per Messenger)

On-line Registration will open November 4, 2019

A “Gala” Affair Banquet
Celebrating 25 Years
Attire: Formal/Semi-Formal Silver & Black
Tickets: $50.00 per person
(Deadline, March 16, 2020)

Conference Dress Code:
Conference sessions
Women—Christian Casual (Back to Basics—”No Pants”)
Men—Christian Casual (Back to Basics—”No Jeans”)


Service of Rededication Dress Code (Ushers) - Saturday

Service of Rededication Dress Code (Ushers) - Saturday

  • Female Ushers: One-piece white uniform; no accessories (long sleeves or three-quarter length), plain white closed-in shoes, no high heels, white stocking, plain white pearl post earrings, no necklaces or wrist/ankle bracelets; (uniforms can be ordered online from Allheart, Amazon, Uniform Advantage or others sites; check your local uniform stores.) Current State Uniform—Barco, #58505
  • Male Ushers: Navy blue/or black suits and bowties, white shirts, black shoes
  • Plain white gloves (all ushers)


GMBC Health Ministry
To provide available assistance in the case of medical challenges during all parent body and district programs held by the Convention. Medical assistance would be provided by R N’s, L P N’s and Certified Medical Assistants, including retired health professionals.

Requirements for the GMBC Health Ministry:

  • Be Bible-Based, Christ-Centered, Holy Spirit-Led and Mission Bound
  • Complete at least a four to eight hour First Aid Training Class offered by the Red Cross (Be a holder of an updated First Aid card)
  • Certified CPR clas

Dress Code:

Saturday—Service of Rededication

  • Ladies: White uniform, white shoes, white stocking nurse’s cap (for licensed nurses only)
  • Men: Black pants, white shirts, white lab coats, black ties, black shoes

S. W. A. T.
Saints With A Testimony

Requirements for SWAT Ministry:

Completion of the 2nd year ministry achievement

The SWAT team will attend a preparation class then go out into the communities to witness on Wednesday afternoon.
Pre-conference evangelizing gives the opportunity to witness to the unsaved, spreading the “News” that the conference is coming to town, inviting everyone to a “Holy Ghost Take-Over.”
SWAT team will wear identification badges.

Mission Outreach
Providing personal Care items to the homeless in the community

Conference Brochure

Conference Schedule

  1. Wed Apr 1
  2. Thu Apr 2
  3. Fri Apr 3
  4. Sat Apr 4


2:30 PM | Evangelism & Mission Outreach Assemble at the The Classic Center

7:45 AM | Conference Registration 

9:15 AM | Official Conference Opening 


1:30 PM—3:00 PM |Lecture Series Health Ministry I and II (1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Thursday ONLY)  

Seminars (electives) 

3:30 PM—5:00 PM | Lecture Series Seminars (electives) 

7:30 PM | Evening Worship Service - The Classic Center

8:00 AM | Conference Registration 

8:00 AM—9:30 AM | Lecture Series Seminars (electives) 

10:00 AM—11:30 PM | Lecture Series Seminars (electives) 


1:00 PM | Mid-day Worship Service 

6:30 PM | A “Gala” Affair Banquet Celebrating 25 Years
Classic Center — Grand Hall

8:15 AM | Ushers Ministry Health Professionals Assemble 

9:00 AM | Processional | Closing Message | Awards Presentation | Service of Rededication 


The Ushers Conference has been "postponed" until further notice due to the Coronavirus - COVID-19.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-01-2020 7:45 am
Cut off date 03-16-2020 11:55 pm
Price $45.00 Per Messenger
Location The Classic Center