President Jerry Young Talks About Racial Unity

By Ronnie Floyd |  October 20, 2015

FIRST-PERSON: A conversation on racial unity

Bapatist Press News
By Ronnie Floyd
Monday, October 19, 2015

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) -- Jerry Young, president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, and I will lead "A National Conversation on Racial Unity in America" in Jackson, Miss., on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Dr. Young and I spoke at a rally recently called "Stronger Together," held at the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss. It was an incredible night, one of my most memorable as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

22 pastors will participate in this conversation

Dr. Young leads the largest predominantly African-American Christian denomination in the United States. This denomination is comprised of 31,000 congregations and 7.5 million members.

Dr. Young and I are each asking 10 local church pastors from across America in our respective conventions to join us in this national conversation on racial unity. We are thankful for every leader or group who is attempting to address this national crisis. Yet, we believe local church pastors and churches can bring a unique perspective on the racial crisis; and in reality, we need to lead the way toward addressing and resolving this crisis...Read more