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Black Southern Baptists to host town hall today at 1 p.m.


DULUTH – The National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention is hosting an online town hall today (Aug. 25) at 1 p.m. EST.

Georgia Baptist Pastor Jason Lumpkin, senior pastor of Woodstock Church at Austell, is among the panelists to appear.

Jason Lumpkin

The discussion will be a “roundtable discussion with six influential African Americans,” Marshall Ausberry, president of the NAAF and first vice-president of the SBC, shared in a video on the NAAF website.

Ausberry continued, “They will share their perspectives and insights on what’s been happening in the world around us, in America, and in our churches, and what the church should be doing in such a time as this.”

Other panelists include:

  • Fred Luter, the first African American president of the SBC and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans
  • Connia Nelson, senior vice president of Human Relations at LifeWay
  • Trillia Newbell, director of community outreach of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the SBC
  • Kevin Smith, executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, and
  • Frank Williams, senior pastor of the Bronx Baptist Church and Wake Eden Community Baptist Church, also in The Bronx, New York.

“These six wonderful Black and African American Southern Baptists have a unique perspective that you need to hear,” Ausberry added.

African-American, NAAF, race relations


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