Board of Directors

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Composition of the Board

The Board of Directors of this Convention consists of the persons identified in Article VI, Section 1, of the Revised Constitution, and includes (note:  these documents will be updated to reflect the incoming administration):
  1. the Officers;
  2. the Presidents from each of the states and territories represented by Constituent Members of the Convention;
  3. Two (2) Representatives from each of the boards and auxiliaries of the Convention; and
  4. Twenty-nine (29) members-at-large selected according to the formula prescribed in Article VI, Section 1(A)(4) of the Revised Constitution.

Officers of the Convention

Vice President at Large
Five Regional Vice Presidents
General Secretary
Four Assistant Secretaries

Assistant Treasurer
Editor of the National Baptist Voice


The Young Administration

Elected and Appointed Officials as of 1/12/2015

[As of 1/12/2015]

Jerry Young (MS)

Harry Blake (LA)
Vice President-At-Large

Donaldson Jones (AL)
Spec. Ass't to President

Jesse V. Bottoms (NY)
NE Region VP

Clarence Moore (GA)
SE Region VP

Vernon Swift (AL)
SW Region VP

Rogers Kirk (AL)
MW Region VP

John Reed (OK)
West Region VP

Claybon Lea, Jr. (CA)
Far West Region VP

William Thompson (BA)
Int'l Relations VP

Calvin McKinney (NJ)
General Secretary

James Blassingame (SC)
Assistant Secretary

Alvin Edwards (VA)
Assistant Secretary

Isiac Jackson (MS)
Assistant Secretary

Marion Johnson (IN)
Assistant Secretary

Fred Campbell (CA)
Chairman, Board of Dir.

Ricky D. Turner (KS)

Albert G. Davis (PA)
Assistant Treasurer

Kenneth D. R. Clayton (NJ)

Thomas Morris, Sr. (MS)

D. Edward Chaney (NV)
Asst. Parliamentarian

Melvin B. Girton, Sr. (IN)

James H. Cokley (SC)
President, Congress of Christian Educ.

Elliot Cuff (OH)
Dean, Congress of Christian Educ.

Hugh Dell Gatewood (TX)
President, Woman's Auxiliary

Matthew L. Canada (MS)
President, Moderator's Division

Willie Burke (NJ)
President, Laymen's Movement

James McHenry (OK)
President, Ushers & Nurses Aux.

Angelique Banks-Coleman (NY)
President, Music  & Worship Arts Auxiliary

William B. Moore (PA)
Chairman, Foreign Mission Board

Michael D. Warren (FL)
Chairman, Home Mission Board

Gilbert Pickett (NY)
Exec. Sec'y, Home Mission Board

O.K. Patterson (MO)
Chairman, Evangelism Board

Alvin Love (IL)
Chairman, Faith Based Initiatives

Willie Gable, Jr. (LA)
Chairman, Housing Commission

Bernard Mitchell (MS)
Chairman, Late Night Service

Darrian Brown (PA)
Chairman, Registration Committee

Calvin Cage (DC)
Chairman, Concessions Comm.

Frank Raines III (MI)
Chairman, Labor Relations Comm.

Harold Simmons (MO)
Chair, Prison Min. & Crim. Justice Comm.

Ervin R. Millsaps (IL)
Devotional Leader

C. Dennis Edwards, I (AR)
Chairman, SSPB

Derrick Jackson (TN)
Exec. Director, SSPB

Dr. Robert Scott Jones (PA) 
National Director of Conventions,
Meetings & Planning