Wake Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.

United In The Gospel: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism (Ephesians 4: 4-6)     

The Annual J. F. Wertz Oratorical Contest and Awards



The Oratorical contest will be held virtually this year. Each contestant will be given a time slot and the link for the presentation. We will begin with Division I thru III. More information will follow. Date of Contest: Saturday, April 30, 2022 – Time: 1:00. All applicants and speeches must be received by mail by the WMBA Congress of Christian Education by Saturday, April 2, 2021.

Please mail application to: Springfield Baptist Church ℅ WMBA Congress of Christian Education 4309 Auburn Knightdale Road Raleigh, NC 27610 Applications and speeches must be typed.


Pastoral Anniversaries, Church Anniversaries, Ordination Service

Pastoral Anniversaries


Church Anniversaries


Ordination Service



Spring Institute

This Annual Association Oratorical Contest provides young people with an opportunity to develop and receive recognition for their public speaking skills.  Contestants are judged based on a set of criteria that measures their demonstration of intellectual thinking and positive expression in an original written and oral presentation of the annual theme.  Scholarships are awarded to the contestants with the highest scores.  For the Association, this Oratorical Contest is held annually during the Spring Institute Sessions.  Additional information is available at WMBA 2022 James F. Wertz Information. Click here


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