WARNER ROBINS — Members of the Georgia African American Fellowship elected Anthony Wilson as its second president at the group’s meeting Nov. 12 in conjunction with the GBC annual meeting.
Jean Ward, pastor of East Atlanta Church, served as the Fellowship’s initial president, elected to that position four years ago. Ward will move into the newly-formed position of executive director, where he will work alongside Wilson.
Wilson serves as pastor of Church 180 in Locust Grove. He will officially begin his tenure as president in January.
Increasing African American leadership in SBC
At the meeting, members discussed ways of greater ministry effectiveness. Robert “Doc” Wilson, pastor of God’s Acre Baptist Church in Atlanta, also gave a presentation on the benefits of working within the National African American Fellowship. Wilson included notes on the rising number of African American involvement in Southern Baptist leadership, including places on boards of the SBC Executive Committee, LifeWay Christian Resources, GuideStone, the International Mission Board, WMU, and ERLC.
Members were also reminded and encouraged to attend African American Day at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center, scheduled for March 7.