(KMOV) -- Some 45,000 people are expected to join the nine-day Church of God in Christ convention at the America's Center in downtown St. Louis from November 8-16.
Convention attendees from around the world could pump as much as $35 million into the local economy.
A number of things helped St. Louis win host to this large convention. Among those incentives are low hotel rates and the size of the America’s Center as well as discounts to restaurants, shops and boutiques for convention attendees.
All services from the Church of God in Christ are open and free to the public.