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Dr. Jerry Young, President, 2014 – Present


Dr. Jerry Young

Dr. Jerry Young
President, 2014- Present

Dr. Jerry Young was elected president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. on September 4, 2014 during the 134th Annual Session, held in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Young served as the Vice President-At-Large under the Julius R. Scruggs and William J. Shaw administrations. He is the Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, MS.

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Fast Facts


  • Married to the former Ms. Helen Akins since 1974
  • Two Daughters: Jerlen (Matthew K.) Young-Canada, Kelli (Benjamin) Hart
  • Three granddaughters and two grandsons


  • Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church of Jackson, MS since 1981
  • Founder and Headmaster, New Hope Christian School:  Founded in 1982
  • President, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. since 2014
  • Former Vice-President-at-Large, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.:  4 years
  • Former 2nd Vice President, NBC, USA, Inc.:  10 years
  • Former President, General Missionary Baptist State Convention of MS, Inc.:  12 years
  • Board Member, Belhaven University
  • Board Member, Rust College
  • Former Homiletics Instructor, MS Baptist Seminary
  • Former Ministerial Advisory Board, Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Former Adjunct Instructor in Homiletics, Reformed Theological Seminary

Civic Participation

  • Former Board Member, Planning Board for City of Jackson
  • Former Commissioner, Mayor’s Community & Economic Development Commission, Jackson, MS
  • Former Member, Mayor’s Committee on Partnership Against Crime
  • Former Board Member, Catholic Charities
  • Former Board Chairman, New Hope Alcohol & Drug Three Quarter Way House, Jackson, MS

Civic Awards

  •’s Most Influential African American in Mississippi
  • 2000 Mississippi Man of the Year (MLK, Jr. Award)
  • 2004 Mississippi Majesty Award for “Living African American Legends”
  • 2006 Magnolia Bar Association Harriet Tubman Award
  • Phi Beta Sigma Lifetime Achievement Award in Religion


  • Associate Arts Degree – Social Science – Coahoma Junior College, Clarksdale, MS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Social Welfare – Rust College, Holly Springs, MS
  • Master of Divinity Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS
  • Doctor of Ministry Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree from Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

Missions Leadership

Honduras (2003 – 2014)

  • Purchased Van, 2004 ($9000)
  • Assisted in building Medical and Dental Clinics, 2005 ($120,000)
  • Annual support of Doctor and Dentist salaries ($5000)
  • Annual donation of medicines ($6000)
  • Annual donation of clothes, shoes, and school supplies
  • Built two houses, 2001 and 2014 ($14,000)

Malawi (2007 – 2014)

  • Bored Deep Water Well for PIM, 2009 ($9000)
  • Donated medication to PIM, 2008 – 2010 ($15,000)
  • PIM (Providence Industrial Mission) Support, 2013 ($6000): repaired staff housing and septic tank
  • PIM Support, 2014 ($6000)

Disaster Relief

  • Haiti Earthquake Relief, 2009 ($20,000)
  • Hurricane Sandy Relief, 2012 ($30,000)

Ministerial Leadership

  • Ordained 13 men who answered the call to ministry
  • Ordained over 50 deacons
  • Established the Administrative Staff for New Hope Baptist Church

Greater Missionary Baptist State Convention of MS Inc. Leadership

  • Implemented an ACS Accountable Financial System
  • Liquidated the convention debt and settled all law suits
  • Produced the 1st Comprehensive and Consolidated budget including all Auxiliaries
  • Combined Convention and Congress in 2001
  • Implemented ACS Registration to simplify the registration process
  • Established the Youth Department as an Auxiliary in and of itself
  • Acquired 27 acres of property in Brookhaven, MS to open an all-boys school in 2004- $90,000
  • Acquired Mississippi Baptist Seminary in 2004 – $170,000
  • Renovated and re-opened the Mississippi Baptist Seminary in 2008, $150,000
  • Raised funds for Katrina Relief – $500,000 ($250,000 from NBC, USA, Inc.)
  • Established a relationship with Tougaloo College to offer a degree in religion for pastors of the GMBSC


Dr. Jerry Young, President, NBC, USA, Inc.
C/o New Hope Baptist Church
5202 Watkins Drive
Jackson, MS 39206-2013

Phone:  (601) 362-6265
Fax:  (601) 366-0009
Email:  [email protected]

Administrative Assistant:  Mrs. Lin D. Caldwell, [email protected]
Media & Press Relations:  Dr. Jerlen Young-Canada, [email protected]