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Young and Floyd Issue Joint Statement on Racial Injustice

(CNN) Ronald Reagan once said that “all great change in America begins at the dinner table,” and we agree. But, as ministers, we also believe that great change can’t happen unless someone sets the table for tough conversations. That’s where the pulpit comes in. Recent events have poured salt in our deepest national wound: the

Presidents Young and Floyd (SBC) to form study group concerning racial reconciliation

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young have agreed to appoint a joint study group and perhaps a steering committee to continue dialogue on racial healing among Christians and ultimately across the nation. The two leaders of the largest Baptist groups in the U.S. announced

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