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President Jerry Young to be key speaker at race relations summit

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) — Leading pastors from the National Baptist Convention USA and the Southern Baptist Convention — the nation’s two largest Baptist denominations — will gather for a Nov. 4 racial reconciliation celebration in Jackson, Miss. The nonprofit racial reconciliation group Mission Mississippi will host the 22 pastors at “A National Conversation on Race

President Jerry Young’s 2015 Annual Session Address

At the 135th Annual Session in Memphis, TN, Dr. Jerry Young’s focused his Presidential Address on transitioning to the Denominational Model, Evangelism, and Comprehensive Christian Education “I have come to this moment with an acute sense of the times in which we live.  I come to this moment with a tremendous sense of the challenges that

President Jerry Young Talks About 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

National Baptist Convention, state NAACP host meeting on SC disaster response

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – The National Baptist Convention and the South Carolina State Conference NAACP will host the first Statewide Citizen and Clergy meeting on Disaster Response. The meeting will be held at First Calvary Baptist Church, 1401 Pine Street. Dr. Jerry Young, president of the National Baptist Convention will be joined by Dr. Lonnie

Woodlawn the Movie Endorsed by the NBC, USA, Inc. – See it on October 16!

The star of the movie WOODLAWN, a young African-American male, Caleb Castile, and spokesperson, Clifton L. Taulbert, introduced this amazing film of Faith, Family and Friendships to the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. during the 135th Annual Session held in Memphis, Tennessee on the morning of September 8, 2015. Our Convention fully supports the importance

President Young Participates in Stronger Together in Jackson, MS

Baptists in Mississippi stepped to the fore in worship and dialogue across racial lines this summer. First Baptist Church in Jackson hosted “Stronger Together – A Night of Unity” Aug. 25 to honor the witness of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where a gunman killed the pastor and eight others at an evening

President Young’s Message to the 135th Annual Session Delegates

To the officers, board members, pastors, preachers, messengers, and friends of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Greetings and welcome to the 135th Annual Session of our Convention and my first as President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. It is with a tremendous sense of humility and an overwhelming feeling of gratitude to

President Young Visits Meridian

Meridian, Miss. Eight months ago the National Baptist Convention selected Pastor Jerry Young to be its new leader. Dr. Young has been the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson for 35 years. He says he’s grateful for his new title…. “Perhaps the greatest challenge really is to get everybody, pretty much on the

NBC, USA, Inc. Re-Affirms Biblical Marriage in Light of Supreme Court Ruling

President Jerry Young issues the following statement: In 2012, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.’s president, Dr. Julius Scruggs, and the Board of Directors issued the following position statement on same-sex marriage: “The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. does not dictate to its constituent churches what position to take on issues because we believe in

A Statement on the Same-sex Marriage Issue, Voting and Christian Responsibility

Download Position Statement PDF On May 9, 2012, our President, Barack Obama, gave his personal opinion on same-sex marriage. His position is that same-sex partners should have the right to marry as do heterosexual couples and have access to the same benefits. The National Baptist Convention, USA, Incorporated does not dictate to its constituent churches