Tuesday the National Baptist Convention ,USA will inaugurate its new president in Jackson.
The next leader is Dr. Jerry Young of New Hope Baptist Church.
On Monday nearly 3,000 church representatives arrived in town for the mid-winter convention. On the heels of the highly successful Blues marathon, between 2,000 and 3,000 more people are in the capitol city for the meeting of the National Baptist Convention, USA.
The incoming president said he is proud to take over the leadership position in his hometown.
"To be honest with you, I'm excited about it. One of the things I did was get the board to bring it to Jackson because I was born in Mississippi and for the first time in history the convention is actually having it's board meeting right here in Jackson, Mississippi," Dr. Young says.
The Jackson Visitors and Convention Bureau estimates the gathering will pump about $738,000 into Jackson's economy.