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  • NAAF exec. dir. embraces diverse body of churches

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    DECATUR, Ga. (BP) -- African Americans are uniquely positioned to effect societal change as members of the Southern Baptist Convention and should become fully involved in SBC life, newly hired National African American Fellowship Executive Director Dennis Mitchell told Baptist Press.

    While tasked with implementing the vision of NAAF president Byron Day and the executive board, Mitchell plans to work to sharpen NAAF's strategy in serving the more than 3,500 African American Southern Baptist churches, keep pertinent data updated and accessible, and effectively communicate among the churches that are diverse in their circumstances and struggles.

    "We have a phenomenal story," Mitchell said, "and a great opportunity to engage even more African American churches in NAAF. I believe that churches are like members of the body that Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians when he says that God placed different members in the body.... Though they are different, they are all part of one body, and so they all bring something to the body." Read More