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CBF pastors sign statement condemning racism and recommit to pursuing racial justice

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By Aaron Weaver

DECATUR, Ga. — More than 100 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship pastors from across the United States have signed a statement by CBF today condemning racism, white supremacy and bigotry and committing to confront “any form of racism we encounter — individual and systemic.” The letter, titled “A Statement Concerning Racism in our Nation,” emphasizes that “silence is an affront to the Gospel.”

“This moment requires more from us as churches and as a nation,” the statement says. “As Dr. King reminds us, the greatest tragedy is not the ‘strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.’ Silence is not an option. Silence is not Christian. Silence is an affront to the Gospel. We will not be silent.”

The statement comes as CBF pastors and leaders prepare to participate September 11 in the first of a series of three summits focused on racial justice and reconciliation — called the Angela Project — alongside two major African-American Baptist groups. The Angela Project aims to assist African-American institutions and promote African-American prosperity and will commemorate the 400th anniversary of black enslavement in the United States in 2019.

The full text to “A Statement Concerning Racism in our Nation” is included below along with a new action-focused racial justice resource from CBF Advocacy for congregations and individuals.

Cooperative Baptists are invited to endorse this statement. Become a signatory here.


A Statement Concerning Racism in our Nation

It is clear from Scripture that the whole universe has its origin with God, and everything that God has made is good (Gen.1:1-2:4). Beyond the opening chapter in Genesis, we read over and over again that we should love our neighbor as ourselves (Lev 19:9-18, Matt 22:33-40, Mark 12:28-31, Luke 10:25-28, Gal. 5:14, Jas. 2:8). When pressed by religious people about who our neighbors may be, Jesus tells us that our neighbors are everyone, even those who may be completely different from us (Luke 10:25-37). Early in the Jesus movement, well before it was called Christianity, one of the defining issues that Christ’s followers faced was how to incorporate and include others, specifically Gentiles. It was not a question of how to exclude them, but how to include them (Matt 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30, Acts 10:1-48, Acts 15:1-35, Gal. 3:26-29, Rom. 4-5, 1 Cor. 9:19-23, Eph. 2:1-22).

While the history of Christianity has terrible moments that have included genocide and human devastation, it is clear that at our origins, we were an inclusive movement that attempted to care for the most vulnerable in society (Matt 25:31-46, Gal. 2:10, Jas. 1:27, 2:1-13, 5:1-6). With these scriptural and historical roots, it is with the strongest and clearest voice that we utterly condemn racism, white supremacy and bigotry. We condemn in the absolute strongest terms the racism and the violent, racist acts that were on display in Charlottesville, Virginia. Three people died as a result of this hatred and bigotry, and one of them was a woman who was standing against evil.

We condemn any form of white supremacy because it is a sin against God and humanity. The hate that this ideology supports builds walls that separate human beings in categories of good and bad. This cannot be so!

God has created all of us in God’s own image (Gen. 1:26-27). Whether it is the KKK, Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis, or white nationalists, all are groups espousing ideologies that are antichrist in the original sense of the term. These ideologies are absolutely opposed to the life, teachings and love ethic of Jesus Christ, who was himself a Jew born in Bethlehem and raised in Galilee (Matt. 1-2, Luke 1-2, John 13:31-35).

This moment requires more from us as churches and as a nation. As Dr. King reminds us, the greatest tragedy is not the “strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” Silence is not an option. Silence is not Christian. Silence is an affront to the Gospel. We will not be silent.

We commit to preaching, teaching and living the truth that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is incompatible with racism, hate and bigotry. Christ’s love compels us to proclaim this truth boldly in communities beyond our own churches and social circles (2 Cor. 5:14-15). We believe that there will be little to no progress on difficult issues of race without establishing authentic relationships with those who hold perspectives different from our own.

For more than 25 years, we as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship have sought to live out these commitments. In 1992, at our first General Assembly after launching CBF and its genuinely Baptist witness apart from the Southern Baptist Convention, we adopted “A Statement of Confession and Repentance,” offering a long overdue confession and apology to African Americans for “our historic complicity in condoning and perpetuating the sin of slavery.” “We reject forthrightly the racism which has persisted throughout our history as Southern Baptists, even to this present day,” the statement said. “Furthermore, we pledge our prayers and active efforts to work for the eradication of every vestige of racism in our nation and in our churches.”

We have pursued racial justice and community transformation through numerous active efforts, from CBF’s rural poverty initiative in the poorest counties in the United States called Together for Hope; to helping rebuild neglected minority communities in the aftermath of hurricanes, tornadoes and floods; to helping form and provide leadership to the New Baptist Covenant — a theologically, geographically and racially diverse movement of Baptist organizations working together toward unity and justice; to combating predatory lenders targeting people of color; and to a new partnership with African-American Baptist conventions called the Angela Project, which seeks concrete action toward racial justice and reconciliation through the promotion of African-American prosperity and a focus on public policy and education, poverty and the legacy of slavery.

Because of our active efforts to make good on CBF’s 1992 pledge to eradicate racism in our churches, communities and nation, we commit anew to seeking out authentic relationships across racial lines. We commit to continued ministry with people of color as together we seek to fulfill the Great Commission and be faithful to the Great Commandment of Jesus Christ (Mark 12:30-31, Matt. 22:37-39, Luke 10:27). We also commit to confronting with love and humility any form of racism we encounter — individual and systemic. Strengthened by prayer and motivated by the love of Christ, who is our source of hope (Rom. 5:1-2), we seek to shine a light of love in the midst of darkness (Eph. 5:8-11).

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INITIAL SIGNATORIES

CBF Leadership

  • Suzii Paynter, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Shauw Chin Capps, Moderator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Gary Dollar, Moderator-Elect, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Doug Dortch, Past Moderator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

CBF Pastors

Courtney E. Allen, Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Fred W. Andrea III, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Mary Apicella, Pastor, Providence Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C.
Robert G. Baker, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky.
Greg Barr, St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Zachary L. Bay, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Middlesboro, Ky.
Mary Alice Birdwhistell, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
David Breckenridge, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Aaron Brittain, Pastor, Talbot Park Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va.
Rusty Brock, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Clemson, S.C.
Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky.
Tim Burleson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Allendale, S.C.
Lee Canipe, Senior Pastor, Providence Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
Austin Carty, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Corbin, Ky.
John W. Cheek, Pastor, Luther Rice Memorial Church, Silver Spring, Md.
Danny Chisholm, Senior Pastor, University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.
Preston Clegg, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.
Travis Collins, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala.
Kevin Collison, Pastor, Island View Baptist Church, Orange Park, Fla.
Matt Cook, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C.
Stephen H. Cook, Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Dorisanne Cooper, Senior Minister, Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, N.C.
Kevin W. Cosby, Senior Pastor, St. Stephen Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Jason Crosby, Minister of Preaching, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Jim Dant, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Nicholas Deere, Senior Pastor, Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va.
Ellen Di Giosia, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Scott Dickison, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Ga.
Greg Dover, Pastor, Augusta Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Jason Edwards, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.
Larry Eubanks, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frederick, Md.
Leonard R. Ezell, Pastor, Broadmoor Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La.
Chris Fillingham, Senior Pastor, Dayspring Baptist Church, Town and Country, Mo.
Don Flowers, Pastor, Providence Baptist Church, Charleston, S.C.
Glen Foster, Pastor, Pantano Baptist Church, Tucson, Ariz.
Robert Fox, Senior Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.
Gary Furr, Pastor, Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala.
Alex Gallimore, Senior Pastor, Bayshore Baptist Church, Tampa, Fla.
Chris George, Pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
William C. George, Pastor, Kensington Baptist Church, Kensington, Md.
Daniel E. Glaze, Pastor, River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond, Va.
Michael L. Gregg, Pastor, Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
David Gushee, Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
Steve Hadden, Pastor, Midway Baptist Church, Midway, Ky.
Andy Hale, Pastor, Mosaic Church of Clayton, Clayton, N.C.
Jake Hall, Pastor, Highland Hills Baptist Church, Macon, Ga.
Ron Handlon, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Cocoa, Fla.
Tom Harrington, Senior Pastor, University Baptist Church, Baltimore, Md.
Jeff Hayes, Senior Minister, Oakland Baptist Church, Rock Hill, S.C.
Tony Hopkins, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Greenwood, S.C.
Joshua James, Pastor, The Restoration Project, Salisbury, Md.
Felix Iyoko, Shiloh Restoration Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Roger Jasper, Pastor, Living Faith Baptist Fellowship, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Charles Foster Johnson, Pastor, Bread Fellowship, Fort Worth, Texas
Matt Johnson, Pastor, Ridgewood Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Matt King, Senior Pastor, Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Shaun King, Senior Pastor, Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Ga.
Stuart Lamkin, Pastor, Hickory Rock Baptist Church, Louisburg, N.C.
Bob Lee, Pastor, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Jen Lyon, Pastor of Congregational Leadership, Park Avenue Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Griff Martin, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
George Mason, Senior Pastor, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
Michael M. Massar, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La.
Beth McConnell, Pastor, Kathwood Baptist Church, Columbia, S.C.
David McDaniel, Senior Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.
Carol McEntyre, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
Emily Hull McGee, Pastor, First Baptist Church on Fifth, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Johnny McKinney, Pastor, Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C.
Kevin Meadows, Senior Pastor, Grandin Court Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va.
Elizabeth Mills, Pastor, Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, Va.
Bert Montgomery, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Starkville, Miss.
Bob Mulkey, Pastor, New Covenant Baptist Church, Deland, Fla.
Gareth Murray, Senior Pastor, Hillendale Baptist Church, Dale City, Va.
Judith Myers, Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship, Lexington, S.C.
Mamie O. Oliver, Pastor, Mountain View Community Fellowship Church, Boise, Idaho
J. Barrett Owen, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Julie Pennington-Russell, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
Joe Phelps, Pastor, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Joey Pyle, Senior Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
Thomas Quisenberry, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.
R. Mitch Randall, Senior Pastor, NorthHaven Church, Norman, Okla.
Alan Redditt, Senior Pastor, Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.
Kyle Reese, Pastor, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla.
Susan Rogers, Pastor, The Well at Springfield, Jacksonville, Fla.
John Roy, Pastor, Pelham Road Church, Greenville, S.C.
Melissa M. Roysdon, Pastor, Providence Baptist Church, Cookeville, Tenn.
Doyle Sager, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Mo.
Bruce Salmon, Pastor, Village Baptist Church, Bowie, Md.
Matt Sapp, Pastor, Heritage Fellowship, Canton, Ga.
Bob Setzer Jr., Pastor, Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Alan Sherouse, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.
Craig Sherouse, Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Wesley Shotwell, Pastor, Ash Creek Baptist Church, Azle, Texas
Jeremy Shoulta, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Black Mountain, N.C.
Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Micah Spicer, Pastor, Third Baptist Church, Owensboro, Ky.
Dave Stancil, Senior Pastor, Columbia Baptist Fellowship, Columbia, Md.
Connie Stinson, Pastor, Arlington, Va.
Tyler Tankersley, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Matthew Tennant, Senior Minister, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va.
James R. Thomason, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C.
Matthew Vandagriff, Senior Pastor, Kirkwood Baptist Church, St. Louis, Mo.
Daniel Vestal, Pastor, Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Garrett Vickrey, Senior Pastor, Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas
Natalie Webb, Pastor, Covenant Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas
Steve Wells, Pastor, South Main Baptist Church, Houston, Texas
Kristin Adkins Whitesides, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winchester, Va.
Edward Williams, Executive Pastor, Pathways Baptist Church, Gaithersburg, Md.
Joy Yee, Senior Pastor, Nineteenth Baptist Church, San Francisco, Calif.
Gerald L. Young, Intentional Interim Pastor, Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Fairfax, Va.

ADDITIONAL SIGNATORIES

Jason Coker, Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi
Aaron D. Weaver, Communications Director, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Stephen K. Reeves, Associate Coordinator of Partnerships and Advocacy, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Jeff Huett, Associate Coordinator of Communications and Advancement, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
John Mark Boes, Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Carrie McGuffin, Communications Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Carrol L. Wilson, CBF African American Network Staff Liaison & Diversity Chair
Chris Sanders, Interim Executive Coordinator, CBF Kentucky
Chris Aho, Pastor, Oxford, N.C.
Trisha Miller Manarin, Executive Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Elijah M. Brown, General Secretary, North American Baptist Fellowship
Isaac Mwase, Baptist Minister, Columbia, Md.
Daniel Carro, Professor of Divinity, John Leland Center for Theological Studies
John Finley, Executive Director, Baptist History & Heritage Society
Jay Kieve, Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina
Linda Jones, Missions Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina
Jeff Langford, Coordinator, CBF Heartland
Bo Prosser, Catalytic Coach and Consultant, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Stephen Gray, Associate Pastor, Westwood Baptist Church, Springfield, Va.
Tom Allen, Minister of Education & Administration, First Baptist Church, Southern Pines, N.C.
Keith Stillwell, Associate Pastor, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Ky.
Trenda Powell Jacocks, Fairfax Station, Va.
Claire Ehlinger, Graphic Designer, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Ruth Perkins Lee, Director of Church Engagement, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Marianna Hilldrup, Student, McAfee School of Theology
Devita Parnell, Director of Young Baptist Ecosystem, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Dihanne Moore, Ministries Associate, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Caitlyn Furr, Church Engagement Assistant, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Tere Tyner Canzoneri, Pastoral Counselor, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Josh Speight, Manager of Leadership Development, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
LaToya Cross, Grant Associate, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Megan Francis, Accountant, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Natalie Moore, Payroll Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Gary D. Skeen, President, CBF Church Benefits
Kevin Pranoto, Executive Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Joi Miller, Assistant Manager, CBF Church Benefits
James R. Smith, President, CBF Foundation
Gerry Hutchinson, Endorser for Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Taisha M. Seabolt, Global Missions, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Dan Todd, Director of Accounting, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Lori Irons-Crenshaw, Global Missions, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Harry Rowland, Associate Coordinator of Congregations and Leadership, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Craig Janney, Manager of Reference and Referral, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Trey Lyon, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Mark Snipes, Missions Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Virginia
Blake Hart, Missions Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina
Scott A. Hovey, Associate Minister, St. John’s Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Rachel Gunter Shapard, Associate Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida
Raymond Johnson, Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida
Caleb Oladipo, Professor and Chair of CBF Missions Council
Frank Broome, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia
Bobby Rayburn, Minister of Spiritual Formation, Broadmoor Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La.
Kenny Chapman, Pastor, WNCCGF: Cooperative Group Fellowship of WNC
Kheresa Harmon, Minister to Children, First Baptist Church, Forest City, N.C.
Bill McConnell, Former CBF Moderator
Randy Ashcraft, Consultant, Center for Healthy Churches
Roy Dobyns, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Boone, N.C.
Patrick DeVane, Senior Pastor, College Parkway Baptist Church
John Paul Harris, Pastor, Horizon Baptist Fellowship
Charles P. McGathy, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Madison, N.C.
Rick Burnette, Member, CBF Missions Council
Kelly Sasser, Minister, Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, N.C
Ruben N. Ortiz, Latino Field Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Todd Heifner, Co-Director/Hope Manifesto, Inc., Baptist Church of the Covenant, Birmingham, Ala.
Bob Fox, Senior Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.
Lawrence Powers, Triangle Area Campus Minister, CBF of North Carolina
Terri Weaver, Member, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Ralph Stocks, Former CBF Field Personnel
Benito Lopez, Church Planter, IBEsperanza Viva
Mary Nell McCoy, Member, CBF Ministries Council
Bruce Gourley, Director – Jesus Worldview Initiative, Nurturing Faith
Joe Kendrick, Pastor, Black Creek Baptist Church
Curt Lowndes, Associate Pastor, The Gathering Church
Tracie Gray Jernigan, Minister of Worship, The Summit Church, Sylva, N.C.
Thomas Bounds, Pastor, Pfafftown Baptist Church
Carlton E. Allen, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Commerce, Ga.
Mary Ball, Retirerd Teacher, First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, Tenn.
Tambi Swiney, Associate Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Nashville,e Tenn.
Kyle Lee Tubbs, Lead Pastor, Peace of Christ Church, Round Rock, Texas
Gerald Hudson, Lay Minister
Michael Mills, Pastor, Agape Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Brian Foreman, Associate Campus Minister, Campbell University
Javier Perez, Director of Missions, Buckner International
Beth Willetts, Retired Pastor, McAfee School of Theology
Jim Holladay, Pastor, Lyndon Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Carter McNeese, Associate pastor for Children and Youth, Second Baptist Church, Peterburg, Va.
Frances Marandi, Music Administrative Assistant, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Greg Smith, Pastor, Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
Matt Walton, Associate Pastor, Southland Baptist Church
Richard Martin, Deacon Coordinator, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, Deacon Coordinator
Randy McKinney, Pastor, Longview Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Ronnie Brewer, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bristol, Va.
Rhonda Blevins, Senior Pastor, Chapel by the Sea, Clearwater Beach, Fla
Sam Henderson, Pastor, Berea Baptist Church, Commerce, Ga.
Fred Schuszler, Minister of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, First Baptist Church, Morganton, N.C.
Ron Grizzle, Director, The Center for Teaching Churches, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
Steve Sheely, Pastor, Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Ark.
Gary Burton, Pastor, Pintala Baptist Church, Pintala, Ala.
Phillip Hedgecoth, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Evans, Ga.
Glenn Phillips Jr., Senior Minister, FIrst Baptist Church, Goldsboro, N.C.
Scott Thrailkill, Associate Minister, First Baptist Church, Goldsboro, N.C.
Paulette Reeves, Former Educator, First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
Lawrence Webb, Retired Minister, First Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C.
Mitch Wilson, Librarian, First Baptist Church, Morehead, Ky.
Brad Mitchell, Pastor, Alpine Baptist Church
Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church, New York, NY
Elizabeth Denham, Clergy/Congregational Consultant, Eremos Consulting Group
Gary Snowden, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summmit, Mo.
Stephanie Nash, Interim Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas
Sunny Ikojoh, First Baptist Church, Garland
Dave McNeely, Faith and Justice Scholars, Carson-Newman University
Joseph Tricquet Jr., Senior Pastor, Fairfax Baptist Church, Fairfax, Va.
Melissa Fallen, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
Alan Rudnick, Pastor, N.Y.
Carolyn Yeldell Staley, Retired Associate Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Ark.
Tony Lankford, Pastor, First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island, Ga.
Ronald E. Howard, Chaplain, Director of Pastoral Care, DCH Health System
Deborah Gaddis Reeves, Laity, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Stephanie Bohannon, Associate Minister, First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, N.C.
Jaime Fitzgerald, Minister to Youth, First Baptist Church, Tryon, N.C.
Rich A. Lubbers, Senior Pastor, Northwest Baptist Church, Ardmore, Ky.
Tim Marsh, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rutherford, N.C.
Larry Lawhon, Chaplain, Marlow Heights Baptist Church, Front Royal, Va.
Ryan Wilson, Minister of Missions and Students, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Milton Womack, Former CBF Global Missions Staff
Judith Rushton, First Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Tracy Hartman, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Va.
Nancy Rock Poti, Pastor, Trinity Church, Baptist
Don Polaski, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Randolph-Macon College
Jenny Hodge, Minister with Children, Youth and Young Adults, Churchland Baptist Church
Paul Sims, Minister of Music and Worship, First Baptist Church, Corbin, Ky.
Rachel Graves, Graduate Student, First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
Sunny Ikojoh, CBF Leadership Scholar, Logsdon Seminary
Sandy Hale, Retired Chaplain, Dartmouth College
Zach Graves, Laity, First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
Terry Maples, Field Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Virginia
Susan H. Meadors, Associate Pastor, Northside Baptist Church, Clinton. Miss.
Cecelia Beck, CBF Field Personnel, Shelby, N.C.
Zeke Stephenson, Youth Minister, Heritage Baptist Church
Timothy Peoples, Pastoral Resident, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
Ed Timmerman, Retired Educator, Christ Church
Kevin Moore, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Spring Hope, N.C.
Sharon Felton, Student Minister, Faith Baptist Church
Chris O’Rear, Director, Clinical Pastoral Therapist, Counseling Center, Belle Meade UMC
Steven R. Harmon, Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Gardner-Webb School of Divinity
Frank M. Dawkins, Retired Pastor
Alice Tremaine, CBF Endorsed Chaplain, First Baptist Church, Corbin, Ky.
W. Joel Campbell, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, High Point, N.C.
Colin Harris, Retired Teacher, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Kenneth Russell, Deacon, First baptist Church, Dalton, Ga.
David Draper, Pastor, Beacon Hill Baptist Church
Bill Slater, Senior Minister, Wake Forest Baptist Church, Wake Forest, N.C.
Will Watson, Pastor, United Baptist Church
Mallory Brown
Peggy Johnson, Pediatric Chaplain, Cook Children’s Medical Center
Josh Powers, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Biscoe, N.C.
Adele Henderson, Chaplain, Calvary Baptist Church
Kendall Cameron, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Mount Holly
Donna Bissette, Former Moderator, CBF of North Carolina
Tom Prevost, Retired CBF Global Missions Staff
Matthew Dodrill, Pastoral Resident, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
Bryan Partridge, Student Minister, Northhaven Church
Paul Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Elizabeth City
J. Norfleete Day, Associate Professor Emerita, Samford University, Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala.
Kevin Georgas, Pastor, Ephesus Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Kathy Shereda, Pastor, Purdy Baptist Church
Matthew Broyles, Pastor, ESIC Baptist Church
Jeannette McCloud, Lay Leader, Bybee’s Road Baptist Church
Michael Usey, Pastor, College Park Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.
Kristen Koger, Pastor for Children and Families, First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
M. Blake Kendrick, Associate Pastor, Greenwood First Baptist Church, Greenwood, S.C.
David John Hailey, Pastor, Irving Park Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill.
Kerrie Clayton, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Smithfield, N.C.
Michael A. Smith, Senior Pastor, Central Baptist Church of Fountain City
Jennifer Hawks, Associate General Counsel, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.
David Hailey, Pastor, Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Sarah Adcock Wilson, Student, Campbell University Divinity School
David Sapp, Retired Senior Pastor, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Joshua Hunt, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C.
Carol Prevost, Retired Teacher, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Paul Raybon, Pastor
Robin Drake, Ordained Minister, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Lydia Pratt Tatum, Associate Pastor for Ministry and Outreach, Trinity Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Ross West, Retired Minister, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
Scott Cole, Facilitator, House Church
Meredith Calton, Music Director, Mosaic of Clayton, Clayton, N.C.
Tim Bradshaw, Social Worker, American Baptist
Frank Cloyd, Coordinator, Advisory Committee Member, Project Safe Neighborhoods, Partnership for Community Prosperity
Robert Davis, Treasurer, CBF Kentucky
Jim Pope, Retired Military Chaplain, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Neil Heath, Retired Campus Minster, Lay Leader< Highland Hills Baptist Church, Macon, Ga.
Charles R. Smith, Pastor, Madison Baptist Church
Ed Sunday-Winters, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Phenix City, Ala.
Joshua Carney, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Carolyn Anderson, Retired Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida
Pat Anderson, Former Interim Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Chris Liles, Pastor, South Carolina
Jay Lynn, Pastor, St. Martin Baptist Fellowship, Gulfport, Miss.
Erin Conaway, Pastor, Seventh & James Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
David Morgan, Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Harker Heights, Texas
Melissa Scott, Associate Pastor, Colonial Avenue Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va.
Howard A. Wimmer Jr., Retired Pastor of Augusta Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Richard Phillips, Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Fla.
Jeremy Poplin, Associate Pastor, Clemmons First Baptist Church, Clemmons, N.C.
Wendy Peacock, Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church, Americus, Ga.
Seth Nelson Prickett, Laity, University Heights Baptist Church
Christopher Hensley, Pastor, Drury Dobbins Baptist Church
Roger Gilbert, Retired Pastor, First Baptist Church, Mount Airy, N.C.
John Willis, First Baptist Church, Augusta, Ga.
Terri Byrd, Coordinator, Alabama CBF
Amanda Standiford, Minister to Children and Young Families, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Ky.
Kyle Matthews, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Sam Coates, Associate Pastor, Pelham Road Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Laura Stephens-Reed, CBF Peer Learning Groups Regional Director
Dennis Atwood, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Mount Olive, N.C.
Kelly Burkhart, Senior Pastor, Baptist Temple, Houston, Texas
Ray Higgins, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark.
Jimmy W. Allen, Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church of Wake Forest, Wake Forest, N.C.
Scott Lee, Hospital Staff Chaplain, Snellville, Ga.
David McDaniel, Senior Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.
Majorie J. Avent, Providence Baptist Church, Charleston, S.C.
Mark Ashworth, Interim Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Jamestown, N.C.
Sam Naidoo, Chaplain and ACPE Certified Clinical Educator, First baptist Church Richardson, Garland, Texas
Phil Hockensmith, Deacon, University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.
Chris Hughes, Youth Minister, Christ Church United Methodist, Louisville, Ky.
Martha Dixon Kearse, Associate Pastor, St. John’s Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
Barry Pennington, CBF Endorsed Chaplain, First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Clint Akins, CBF Church Starter, Seeker Fellowship, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Sarah Blackwell, Student, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, Matthews, N.C.
Michael Parnell, Senior Pastor, Temple Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Charles R. Brock, Retired Police Officer, Ardmore Baptist Church, Clemmons, N.C.
Adam Schell, Pastor, Melbourne Heights Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Breigh Hall, Registered Nurse, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Teresa C. Ellis, Theological Librarian, Logsdon Seminary, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
Daniel Ray Godfrey, Youth, Children and Families Director, First Baptist Church, Jamestown, N.C.
Toph Whisnant, Community Pastor, University Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Marv Knox, Field Coordinator, Fellowship Southwest, Coppell, Texas
Sarah Laurence
Sylvia H. Clanton, Retired Teacher, Greenville First Baptist, Greenville, S.C.
Debra J. Mann, Retired CPA, First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
William W. Givens, Retired Pastor, Wieuca Road Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Susan Brown, Retired Attorney, Mobile, Ala.
Ryan Busby, Pastor, Bosqueville Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Katie R. Mussat, Minister to Students, First Baptist Church, Shreveport, La.
Dean Stewart, Retired Pastor, Webster Groves CBF, Chesterfield, Mo.
Karen Rogers, Laity, Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.
Thomas L. Hallman, Retired University Administrator, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Jay Yoshioka, Laity, Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church, San Francisco, Calif.
Aleta Chancey, Laity, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Helen Moore Montgomery, Lay Mentor, Student Minister, Community North, McKinney, Texas
Randy Carter, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, N.C.
Mera Cosley Corlett, Senior Pastor, Okolona Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Anna Burch, Minister to Children, First Baptist Church, Greenwood, S.C.
Amy Shomer-Johnson, Assistant Chaplain, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Penn.
David B. Freeman, Pastor, Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala.
Aubrey Ducker, Board Member, Christian Ethics Today, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Winter Park, Fla.
Patrick Cardwell, Associate Pastor, Edenton Baptist Church, Edenton, N.C.
Brandon Morgan, Covenant Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas
Carlene Spicer, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas
Jerry Harper, Pastor, Oriental First Baptist, Oriental, N.C.
Matthew Hensley, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Mission, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Erin Hutchinson, Minister to Children and Youth, Christ Church Episcopal, Las Vegas, Nevada
Doug Crabb, Former Pastor, First Baptist Church, Hamilton, Mo.
David Turner, Senior Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Sharon Y. DuPree, Laity, Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church, San Francisco, Calif.
Dale Tadlock, Birmingham, Ala.
Adam Gray, Lead Pastor, Redeeming Church, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Felix Iyoko, CBF Church Starter, Shiloh Restoration Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Dinah Cauble, Retired, Temple Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Ron Cauble, Retired, Temple Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
David Elks, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lumberton, N.C.
David Platt, Pastor, Deer Park Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Stephen Lee Disney, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Edwardsville, Ill.
Carlos Peralta, Director, Encuentro Ministries, Orlando, Fla.
Lillie Campbell, Retired, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
Cynthia Holmes, Deacon, Overland Baptist Church, St. Louis, Mo.
Megan Pike, Executive Director, Lake Nixon Outdoor Center, Little Rock, Ark.
Judy Lemmon, Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church, San Francisco, Calif.
Clarke Hawkins, Minister, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hanover, Va.
Stacy Lubbers, Laity, Northwest Baptist Church, Ardmore, Okla.
Harriet Harral, Deacon, Past CBF Moderator, Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Mike Queen, Consultant, Center for Healthy Churches, Wilmington, N.C.
Bill Ireland, Interim Minister, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Michael S. Lee, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Altavista, Va.
Rick Bennett, Field Coordinator, Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Tillie Duncan, Pastor Emerita, Sardis Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
Sandra French, First Baptist Church, Elon, N.C.
Paul Dakin, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va.
Terry Webster, Senior Pastor, Linden Baptist Church, Gladstone, Mo.
Benjamin Brown, Minister to Families with Youth, First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Alec French, Royal Ambassador Leader, First Baptist Church, Elon, N.C.
David Peppler Sr., Senior Pastor, Chamberlayne Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Brenda Lynn Kneece, Pastor, Belmont Baptist Church, Columbia, S.C.
Doug Murray, Retired Pastor, Wilson, N.C.
Steve Graham, Coordinator, CBF of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
Kasey Sharp, Secretary, Esic Baptist, Edwardsville, Ill.
Karen Pruette, Minister of Children, Youth and Education, First Baptist Church, Plymouth, N.C.
Bess Adcock, Retired Educator, Enon Baptist Church, Oxford, N.C.
Jan Walsh, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Madison, N.C.
Leonard L. Edloe, Pastor, New Hope Fellowship, Va.
Michelle McClendon, Associate Pastor, Providence Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C.
Jennifer Talley, Wake Forest, N.C.
Meghan McSwain, Hospice Chaplin, First Baptist Huntersville, Huntersville, N.C.
Jeffrey M. Stallings, Knowlwood Baptist Churchh, Winston-Salem, N.C.
David King, Karen Lake Buttrey Director, Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, Indianapolis, Ind.
Lisa Williams Hood, Pastor, Indiana
James Touchton, Protestant Chaplain, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.
Russell L. Jones, Pastor, Mosaic Fellowship, Belton, Texas
Ken Hale, Retired Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church of Hanover, N.H.
Robert Thompson, Minister of Pastoral Care, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Guy Sayles, Assistant Professor, Mars Hill University, Asheville, N.C.
John Carroll, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Danville, Va.
Dwight Lovan, Retired, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky.
Mark Hughes, Pastor, West End Baptist Church, North Dinwiddie, Va.
Alyssa Ann Aldape, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
Donna L. Watts, Associate Pastor – Education, Kirkwood Baptist Church, St. Louis, Mo.
Cathy Payne Anderson, Chaplain, Heritage Baptist Fellowship, Kennesaw, Ga.
Bruce W. Gentry, Director, Baptist Student Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Aurelia Davila Pratt, Pastor of Spiritual Formation, Peace of Christ Church, Round Rock, Texas
Steve Jamison, Pastor
Kelly Belcher, Hospice Chaplain, First Baptist Church, Asheville, N.C.
Brandon Pendry, Minister of Youth and Missions, First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
Tim Schultz, Pastor, Little Brushy Baptist Church, Wappapello, Mo.
Margaret Turner, Retired, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Ronny Russell, Executive DIrector, Live Again Ministries Inc., Locus, N.C.
Rob Tennant, Senior Pastor, HillSong Church, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Keith Vaughn, Associate Pastor, Westwood Baptist Church, Cary, N.C.
Jeff Pethel, Associate Pastor, The Baptist Church of Beaufort, Beaufort, S.C.
Lillie Campbell, Retired, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
Debbie W. McDaniel, Member, CBF Ministries Council, Huntsville, Ala.
Wendell Franklin Wentz, Member, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
John Tovey, Retired, Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford, N.C.
Jim Neill, Bayshore Baptist Church, Tampa, Fla.
David Brooks, Pastor, Edenton Baptist Church, Edenton, N.C.
Bruce Hartgrove, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, High Point, N.C.
Scott Shelton, Senior Pastor, Heritage Baptist Curch, Annapolis, Md.
C. Franklin Granger, Minister of Christian Community, First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
David White, Connections Pastor, Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Ga.
Joshua Hearne, Director, Grace and Main Fellowship, Danville, Va.
David Burroughs, President, Passport Inc., Birmingham, Ala.
James A. Smith, Global Missions, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Robert Ferguson, Senior Minister, Sea Island Chapel, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Karla Nelson, Ministerial Intern, C@P&H, Atlanta, Ga.
Faye Naylor, First Baptist Church, Elon, N.C.
Dick Horn, Retired Missionary and Pastor, Austin, Texas
Tina Bailey, Field Personnel – Arts & Community Engagement, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Douglas Shenton, Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach, First Baptist Church, Clinton, S.C.
Kevin A. Pearce, Deacon, First Baptist Church, St. Simons Island, Ga.
Rebecca Moon, Lay Leader, First Baptist Church, Morganton, N.C.
Lauren McDuffie, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Morehead, Ky.
Jennifer Kellett, Attorney, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Philip Turner, Pastor, Pine Street Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Bill Owen, Consultant, Center for Healthy Churches, Nashville, Tenn.
Ally Matteson, Therapist, South Main Baptist Church, Spring, Texas
Mary Beth Johnson Deel, Minister of Music and Worship, Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church, San Francisco, Calif.
Leroy C. Spinks, Retired Pastor, Ridgedale Baptist Church – Chattanooga, Ringgold, Ga.
Robert P. Sellers, Chair of the Board, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, Ill.
Robert L. Perry, Retired Pastor and Missionary, University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.
W B Tichenor, Member, Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
Jim Qualls, Deacon/Realtor, Central Baptist Church, Newnan, Ga.
Linda F. Marks, Inter-Faith and Community Outreach Officer, Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, Memphis, Tenn.
Jennifer Kellett, Attorney, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Juan Garcia, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Newport News, Va.
Robert White, Senior Pastor, Locust Grove Baptist Church, New Market, Ala.
Scott Hagaman, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Marion, N.C.
Kathy Melton, Musician, First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Christy McMillin-Goodwin, Minister, Oakland Baptist Church, Rock Hill, S.C.
Christian Townsend, Member, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Peggy Kulesz, Senior Lecturer in English, First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas
L. Jack Glasgow Jr., Senior Pastor, Zebulon Baptist Church, Zebulon, N.C.
Vallerie F. King, Pastor, Emmaus Baptist Church, Quinton, Va.
Chuck Moates, Vice-Chairman, Greenwood County Council, Greenwood, S.C.
R. Kevin Johnson, Chaplain, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
Tim Freeman, Deacon, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kan.
Julie Valentine, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
Denise Griffin, Aiken First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Fred M. Madren Jr., Chaplain – CPE Supervisor, First Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Ind.
Marnie Fisher-Ingram, Coordinator, Passport, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.
Laura Barclay, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, Personal Counseling Service, Louisville, Ky.
Steve Edmonds, Chaplain, Olive Branch Fellowship, Olive Branch, Miss.
Janet Holliday, Laity, Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Daniel Johnson, Associate Minister – Congregational Formation and Missions, Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Sandy Potts, Teacher, Member, First Baptist Church – Arlington,  Fort Worth, Texas
Jada Getsay, Member, Northside Drive Baptist Church, Austell, Ga.
Justin Cox, Minister to Students, First Baptist Church, Statesville, N.C.
Marjorie Brake, Deacon, Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas
P. Joseph Brake, Retired, Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas
Ruth Cuellar, Pastor, Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor, Newnan, Ga.
Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Leadership Development Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina
Laurel Cluthe, Pastor of Families, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.
William M. Nieporte Sr., Minister, Richmond, Va.
Rucker Preston, Texas Christian Community Development Network, Belton, Texas
Ashleigh Bugg, Language Assistant, Northside Baptist Church, Corsicana, Texas
Fisher Humphreys, Professor of Divinity, Emeritus, Samford University, Baptist Church of the Covenant, Birmingham, Ala.
Joanne K. Carr, Retired Nurse Executive, First Baptist Church, Augusta, Ga.
Frances B. Parnell, Retired, Winter Park Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C.
Brent McClain, Principal – Marilyn Janice Miller Elementary, Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
L. Dianne King, University Administrator, Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C.
Elizabeth Johnson, Teacher, First Baptist Church, Boiling Springs, N.C.
Cori Morgan, Minister, Wellspring Ministries International, Jacksonville, Fla.
Elaine Rathmell, North Wales Baptist Church
Robert Echols, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Paul W. Ward, Member, Kirkwood Baptist Church, Kirkwood, Mo.
Dan Koger, Pastor, Churchland Baptist Church, Chesapeake, Va.
Rebecca Caswell-Speight, Minister to Families, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Jon Sanders, CBF Student.Go Intern – Macedonia, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
LaCount Anderson, Field Personnel – Scotland Neck, N.C., Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Danny Russell
Brittany Stillwell Krebs, Minister of Music and Youth, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Tommy James, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Burnesville, N.C.
Jim Hylton, Business Administration Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina
Rob Nash, Profession of Mission and Comparative Religion, Mercer University
Harold Phillips, CBF Heartland, Liberty, Mo.
Anne Campbell, Homemaker, Aiken First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Daniel Martino, Senior Pastor, Church of the City, New London, Conn.
Beverly Born Long Turner, Retired Educator, Cleveland, Ga.
Bo Leslie, Deacon, Augusta Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Missy Ward-Angalla, Field Personnel – Kampala, Uganda, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Olivia Wagner Wakefield, Lay Leader, Baptist Fellowship of Angier, Angier, N.C.
Anyra Cano, Youth Minister, Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo, Fort Worth, Texas
David Long, Retired Mission and Pastor, Weaverville, N.C.
Rachel Nottingham Miller, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va.
Susan Fendley, Retired Attorney, Central Baptist, Bearden, Knoxville,Tenn.
Elizabeth Jones Hostetter, Retired Associate Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala.
Jean Bliss, Member, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Jeffrey Vickery, Pastor, Cullowhee Baptist Church, Cullowhee, N.C.
Judy Morris, Deacon, River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond, Va.
Chris Ellis, Minister of Administration and Mission, Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.
Dave Oakley, Minister of Youth and Children, Broadmoor Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La.
Kathy Melton, Musician, First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Linda Denney, Minister of Music and Worship, First Baptist Church, Mount Airy, N.C.
Chelsea Krahulik, Minister, Atlanta, Ga.
Cliff Vaughn, Media Producer, Baptist Center for Ethics, Nashville, Tenn.
Samuel R. Jordan, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Sarah Wilson, Youth Ministry Director, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va.
Jackie Baugh Moore, Vice President, Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation, San Antonio, Texas
Marie K. Allen, Retired Nurse, Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Christa H. Warise, Pastor, West Side Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Lisa P. Hall, Member, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Carson Foushee, Field Personnel – Tokyo, Japan, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
David R. Currie, Retired Executive Director, Texas Baptists Committed, San Angelo, Texas
Sabra Hicks, Church Administrator and Financial Coordinator, Church for the Highlands, Shreveport, La.
Ken Lister, Retired Minister, Clinton, S.C.
Justin Sizemore, Minister to Youth, Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky.
Edy Lou Mayfield, Teacher, Second Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Will Raybon, Campus Minister, CBF of North Carolina Campus Ministry, Asheville, N.C.
James M. King, Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Duluth, Ga.
Jenny Wilson, Laity, Immanuel Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn.
Robert Wallace, Professor, Judson University, Elgin, Ill.
Beverly Born Long Turner, Retired Educator, Cleveland, Ga.
Darrell James, Pastor, Cultbertson Baptist Church, New Albany, Ind.
Kenny Davis, Pastor, Bybee’s Road Baptist Church, Troy, Va.
Kevin Ritter, Pastor, Centerville Baptist Church. Chesapeake, Va.
Greg Pope, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jasper, Ga.
Shane Kinnison, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Glendale, Calif.
Chris Dawson, Senior Minister, First baptist Church, Monroe, N.C.
Brent Raitz, Chaplain, The Cleveland Clinic, Brunswick, Ohio
Jennifer Rygg, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pendleton, S.C.
Marc Boswell, Director, Together for Hope Louisiana, Lake Providence, La.
Owen Taylor, Lead Pastor, Sanctuary Fellowship, St. Louis, Mo.
Martha Perusek, Director of Development, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Ali Chappell DeHay, Minister to Youth, Calvary Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Layne Smith, Interim Transitional Minister, McLean Baptist Church, McLean, Va.
David Cassady, President, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Georgetown, Ky.
Ken Lister, Retired Minister in Music, Associate Pastor, Clinton, S.C.
Todd W. Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas
Chris Mason, Staff Chaplain, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, Ohio
Helen Wethington Bunton, Retired Nurse, Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Pam Greenwood, Interim Music Director, Oakland Baptist Church, Rock Hill, S.C.
Erica Whitaker, Senior Pator, Buechel Park Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Corey Phillips, Associate Pastor, Olive Branch Fellowship Church, Olive Branch, Miss.
David E. Roberts, Intentional Interim Minister, Emporia, Va.
Burt Pardue, Minster of Music, Kathwood Baptist Church, Columbia, S.C.
Davis Byrd, Retired, Heritage Fellowship, Canton, Ga.
Kay Byrd, Retired, Heritage Fellowship, Canton, Ga.
Amanda Langlands, Minister of Children and Education, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.
Stan Wilson, Associate Director, Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, N.C.
Larry Stevens, Retired Senior Pastor, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sidney E. Rodriguez, Retired Baptist Minster, Clarksville, Va.
Randy Hyde, Senior Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.
Dave Hawes, Pastor, Godwin Heights Baptist Church, Lumberton, N.C.
Will Brown, Associate Minister for Community, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va.
Wesley Spears-Newsome, Associate Pastor, Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, N.C.
Betty Heuston, Member, River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond, Va.
Christopher C. F. Chapman, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Christine Powell Kellett, Associate Pastor with Children and Families, Augusta Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
John Evans Hudson, Church Secretary, Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Ga.
Will Thomas-Clapp, Minister to Youth, Westwood Baptist Church, Springfield, Va.
Clyde Angel, Chaplain, Speedway Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Ind.
Jonathan Davis, Pastor, Beale Memorial Baptist Church, Tappahannock, Va.
Stephen Stacks, Associate Pastor, Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, N.C.
Eric Coleman, Minister, First Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Ruby Coffey, Member, First Baptist Church, Monroe, N.C.
Kelly Hamill Petty, Teacher, The Woodlands First Baptist, Montgomery, Texas
Gilbert Sanders, Pastor, Cherry Hill Baptist Church, Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Mary Lynn Weatherly, Organist, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Saranne R. Peacock, Member, Fellowship Baptist Church, Americus, Ga.
Alison Stabler, Student, Louisville Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
Elizabeth Soley, Insurance, Wilton Baptist Church, Wilton, Conn.
Mike and Cheryl Brooks, Co-Pastors, GracePoint, Greensboro, N.C.
Ward Page, Minister to Youth and College Students, Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
David Graham, Moderator-Elect CBF Kentucky, First Baptist Church, Morehead, Ky.
Don Gordon, Senior Pastor, Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sandra Ethridge, Charter Member, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator, CBF of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Lee Fox, Senior Pastor, Ball Camp Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Wendy Case, Laity, Fernwood Baptist Church, Chesnee, S.C.
Melissa Browning, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry, McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga.
Shawn Warner-Garcia, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Lynda Dixon, Member, Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.
Michelle Bradley, Crosscreek Baptist Church, Pelham, Ala.
Manuel Vega, Pastor, Torre Fuerte Apex, Holly Springs, N.C.
Anna Anderson, Field Personnel – Scotland Neck, N.C., Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Cherry Moore, Hospice Chaplain, Bryan, Texas
Joan L. Clagett, Retired Pastoral Counselor, Living Faith Baptist Fellowship, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Barbara Knowles, CHurch Member, First Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C.
Eric Bean, Youth Minister, Purmela Baptist Church, Purmela, Texas
Marilyn Reed Thomson, Columbia, S.C.
Amy Harrison, Public School Teacher, First Baptist Church of Elon, Whitsett, N.C.
W. Paige Green, Associate Pastor, Louisa Baptist Churc, Louisa, Va.
Susan Blakely, Registered Nurse, Ttiy Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Melody Graham, Member, First Baptist Church, Morehead, Ky.
Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark.
Phyllis Boozer, Coordinator, Baptist Fellowship of the Northeast, Wilton, Conn.
Megan Turner Doud, Associate Minister in Student Ministry, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Don Mitchell, Retired, Parkway Baptist Church, Suwanee, Ga.
Jane Redman, Childrens Ministry Coordinator, Parkway Baptist Church, Duluth, Ga.
Carey Huddlestud, Minister of Music, Parkway Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Julie Randels Perry, Staff Chaplain, UVA Health System, Charlottesville, Va.
Lisa Zahalka, Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Bloomfield, Ky.
Tangie McKinley, Project Manager, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Paul Baxley, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
John Henson, Pastor, Church for the Highlands, Shreveport, La.
Lydia Huffman Hoyle, Associate Professor, Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek, N.C.
Betty L. Langford, Member, First Baptist Church, Dalton, Ga.
Charles Rosecrans, Laity, First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala.
Alan Bean, Hospice Chaplain, Broadway Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas
Julius Robinson, Augusta Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Lucy Vick, Retired CBF-Endorsed Chaplain, Cincinnati, Ohio
Laura Ingraham Lemley, Hospital Chaplain, Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala.
Lois Hinson, Retired, First Baptist Church, Albemarle, N.C.
James A. Garrison, Staff Chaplain, Mission Hospitals, Inc., Asheville, N.C.
Ryon Price, Senior Pastor, Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Harriet Harral, Former CBF Moderator, Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Ed Beddingfield, Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church, Buies Creek, N.C.
Cody Phillips, Retired, First Baptist Church, Boerne, Texas
Esther Soud Parker, Minister with Children and their Families, Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, N.C.
Martha Rushton-Snipes, Deacon-Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Jimmy Gentry, Senior Pastor, Garden Lakes Baptist Church, Rome, Ga.
Cindy Meares, CPA, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Ron McClung, Pastor, Haddock Baptist Church, Haddock, Ga.
Wayne Hager, Intentional Interim Pastor, Raleigh, N.C.
Doug Weaver, Professor of Religion, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Bryan J. Whitfield, Associate Professor of Religion, Mercer University, Macon, Ga.
Susan Borwick, Associate Divinity Faculty, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Lester Meriwether, Executive Director, Literacy Connexus, Fort Worth, Texas
Daniel R. Wilson, Senior Pastor, Williamsburg Baptist Church, Williamsburg, Va.
Kay Hardage, First Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Derek Dodson, Senior Lecturer – Religion Department, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Mark S. Medley, Professor of Theology, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Georgetown, Ky.
W. H. Bellinger, Jr., Chair – Department of Religion, Baylor University, Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Rose Ann Pistole, Retired Nurse, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Paula Parris, Retired Teacher, Parkway Baptist Church, Dunwoody, Ga.
Mark McClintock, Pastor Speedway Baptist Church, Speedway, Ind.
Chris Caldwell, Professor, Simmons College of Kentucky, Louisville, Ky.
Alice Turner, Member, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Katie Sciba, Chief Operating Officer/AARN Health Services, Northside Baptist Church, Victoria, Texas
Andrew Shaffer, Minister of Missions and Community Ministries, First Baptist Church, Dalton, Ga.
Lobby Bellinger, Member, Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Peggy S. Lee, Member, Parkway Baptist Church, Duluth, Ga.
Dennis Horton, Director of Ministry Guidance, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Mary Elizabeth Smith, Retired Educator, Heritage Fellowship, Canton, Ga.
Art Burnside, Member, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Claire Helton, Minister to Children, Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Karyn Watts, Staff Spouse/Volunteer, First Baptist Church, Griffin, Ga.
Jenny Howell, Lecturer, Baylor University, DaySpring Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Kristen Pope, Ministry Resident, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Marcia Harris, Reitred Music Associate, Fernwood Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C.
Joeph Nyalik Maguti, Project Coordinator, Gita Baptist Church, Kenya
Joe Lewis, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va.
Rob Fox, Vice President of Advancement, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Richmond, Va.
Greg DeLoach, Pastor, Roswell, Ga.
Cynthia Wise Mitchell, Alpine Baptist Church, Alpine, Ala.
Stephanie McLeskey, University CHaplain, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, N.C.
Matthew T. DuVall, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga.
Keith Felton, Minister of Missions, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky.
Eric Holleyman, Calvary Baptist Church, Waco, Texas
Dempsey Kirk, Retired Educator, First Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga.
Richard C. Davis, President Emeritus, Developmental Ministries, Smokerise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Patricia Scheetz, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Susan Allmon Mullis, Deacon, Horizon Fellowship, Summerville, Ga.
Doug Crabb, Retired Pastor, Kearne, Mo.
Delores Stimpson, Laity, Temple Baptist Church, Durham, N.C.
Ann Bowman, Member, Crosscreek Baptist Church, Pelham, Ala.
Lisa Zahalka, Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Bloomfield, Ky.
Bettie McCormick, Retired Nurse, Beuchel Park Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Mary Sue Blackwell, Educator/Minister, Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Nathan Taylor, Executive Director, Center for Baptist Heritage and Studies, Richmond, Va.
Glenn Jonas, Profession of Religion and Associate Dean, Campbell University, Buies Crerek, N.C.
Mandy McMichael, Associate Director of Ministry Guidance, Baylor University, Woodway, Texas
Rory Naeve, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Trudy Pettibone, Retired Clergy, Church on the Drive, Clermont, Fla.
Bridget Kokolis, Minister to Families, Augusta Road baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
Michael Stamey, Minister to Students and Media, First Baptist Church, High Point, N.C.
Lauren Efrid, Senior Pastor, Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, N.C.
Michelle Martin, Children’s Director, Petaluma, Ca.
Carey A. Russell, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Forsyth, Ga.
Ray D. Hatton, Minister of Administration and Senior Adults, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Parke Deans, Minister of Music & Worship, Abingdon Baptist Church, Abingdon, Va.
Thomas A. Bland, Jr., Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, Morganton, N.C.
Curt Lowndes, Associate Pastor, The Gathering CHurch, Durham, N.C.
Lucy Bennett, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Evans, Ga.
Melissa Rogers, Falls Church, Va.
Leonard L. Edloe, Pastor, New Hope Fellowship, Hartfield, Va.
Ronald M. Campbell, Engineer, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Norma J. Campbell, Teacher, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
Barbara Bell, Pastor, Goshen Baptist Church, Leland, N.C.
Brenda Hipp, CBFNC Volunteer Coordinator for Belize, First Baptist Church, Lexington, N.C.

Cooperative Baptists are invited to endorse this statement. Become a signatory here.

8 thoughts on “CBF pastors sign statement condemning racism and recommit to pursuing racial justice

  1. Sorry I missed the invitation to add my signature to this statement. Pat and I are not pastors but we are both former CBF state leadership. Please include us in the future. Carolyn Anderson retired Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida

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