National Association of Ministry Assistants

The National Association of Ministry Assistants (NAMA, formerly NASBS) exists to assist and equip ministry assistants in the church, association,and state convention office by providing opportunities to enhance professional and leadership skills for the ministry office.

Visit NAMA on the web at to find out more and to join!

2023 National Conference: “Renew and Refresh”

The 2023 NAMA Conference will be held in Natchez, MS April 26 – 28, 2023. Peppi Garrett will be the speaker.

Peppi is a full-time, nationally-touring female Christian comedian & keynote speaker, jokester, wife to her high school sweetheart, mom of two adult sons, and to her only grandchild, she is “LOLly” ! You see what she did there? Peppi also has a dog named Oreo, who still doesn’t laugh at any of her jokes. You may have heard Peppi on SiriusXM Radio, or as host of her comedy radio segment, Laugh a Little, on iHeart Radio stations worldwide.   But mostly, she is a lover of Jesus Christ, the One Who saved her soul and gave her life purpose. Whoever knew it could be this much FUN?  Peppi loves people, and gets her thrills when something she says brings joy to others, or encourages someone in their walk with Jesus.

2021 National Conference: “Royal Inheritance”

The 2021 NAMA Conference was held in Fort Worth, Texas at Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary. Tammy Whitehurst was our Speaker. Our Worship Pastor was Michael Summers and our Worship Leader was Jacob Garcia. Opening night we had a Carnival. We enjoyed great fellowship and workshops and left with new ideas and friendships and ready to go back to our workplaces renewed and hopefully relaxed. Looking forward to 2023!

2019 National Conference: “Porch Swing Time”

The 2019 NAMA Conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky, April 24-26, 2019.

2017 National Conference: “Portrait of Grace”

The 2017 National Conference was held in Greenville, SC, from April 26-28, 2017. Nine BMAV members attended the conference. Attendees heard from Christian comedienne Kristy Byers at the Garden Party and were encouraged by key note speaker Esther Burroughs throughout the conference.

At the business meeting on April 28, 2017, the NASBS membership voted to change the name of the organization to National Association of Ministry Assistants. Keep an eye out in the future for more news on this!28