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  • NAAF expanding SBC footprint for 4,000 churches

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Jeremy Scott
    PHOENIX (BP) -- The 4,000-church strong National African American Fellowship (NAAF) announced new partnership initiatives at its June 12 business meeting to increase black church participation and leadership in the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Partnership initiatives with Southern Baptist mission boards, intended to strengthen churches while advancing the Great Commission, are at various stages of development, NAAF Executive Director Dennis Mitchell said during his annual report. Initiatives with non-SBC but like-minded ministries valuable in the African American community are also underway, Mitchell said. Read More

  • NAAF to join in pre-SBC pastors' conf., crusade

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (10 months ago)

    The National African American Fellowship (NAAF) has suspended its June 11 worship service in Phoenix preceding the 2017 SBC annual meeting to allow members to attend the SBC Pastors' Conference and the Harvest America Crusade. Read More

  • NAAF pres. urges 'reconciliation' among Moore, critics

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 09, 2017 (one year ago)

    LAUREL, Md. (BP) -- The president of a network of some 4,000 predominantly African American Southern Baptist churches has issued an open letter urging reconciliation between Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore and those threatening to withhold Cooperative Program money over his actions.

    Byron Day, president of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote in a March 9 letter that while "feathers have been ruffled on both sides," "obedience to the Bible's teaching can surely offer a solution so that we can get back to working together to share the good news of God's love, forgiveness, and gift of eternal life." Read More

  • N.Y. Baptist leader Samuel Simpson dies

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NEW YORK (BP) -- Samuel G. Simpson, a retired Southern Baptist leader and New York pastor known for a legacy of faith, vision and integrity, died Feb. 23 at his home in Bronx, New York. He was 83.

    Simpson served two terms as president of the Baptist Convention of New York, was the founding pastor of the Bronx Baptist Church and Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church, both in New York, and was a Home Mission Board (North American Mission Board) missionary. He was often called the "Bishop of the Bronx." Read More

  • NAAF prepares for Kingdom growth

    by Jim Burton, posted Monday, March 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- A challenge to holy living and "getting back to basics" highlighted the National African American Fellowship's (NAAF) Kingdom Symposium March 4 in Atlanta.

    "We've got to get back to the basics, living holy and clean, seeking first the Kingdom of God," NAAF President K. Marshall Williams challenged symposium attendees from Matthew 22:36-40. " Read More