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CBF Governing Board adopts statement on racial justice

The Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship unanimously adopted the following statement on racial justice in a meeting held today.

The Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Statement on Racial Justice

June 4, 2020

We, the members of the CBF Governing Board, express our grief at the heinous killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. These three precious children of God are only the latest victims in a long line of unjust murders and lynchings at the hand of hate, bigotry, white supremacy and systemic racism, endemic in our society.

We add our voices to the millions, all over the world, outraged at the lack of swift justice.

As Christians, we ask forgiveness from God for the times when we have seen injustice and “passed by on the other side” (Luke 10:31-32); when we have remained silent, when we have stayed complacent, when we have made up excuses for our indifference and prejudice. We ask forgiveness from God for the times when we preach the rhetoric of unity and love from the pulpit without doing the work. We ask forgiveness from God for the ways our lack of action has perpetuated unjust systems.

As CBF, we speak out of the deep conviction that the work of racial justice, anti-racism and the search for honest racial reconciliation are, most of all, acts of faithfulness. The prophet Micah told us long ago that the Lord requires that we “do justice.” (Micah 6:8) Paul reminded us that “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, but now God has entrusted the message of reconciliation to us.” (II Corinthians 5:16-21) So we know that doing justice and pursuing reconciliation are central to the mission of God and, therefore, necessary to Christian faith.

As CBF, we call for deep systemic reforms in policing practices and the larger criminal justice system. We call on our political leaders to move swiftly and to respond to the outpouring of anger, grief and protest in ways that deescalate tension and violence.

To the Black members of our Fellowship community, we ask forgiveness for the many times our actions and response to racism have fallen short and made you feel unwelcome. We love you, we are grateful for your presence, and we stand in solidarity with you this day.

As CBF, we pledge to increase our efforts at diversifying our own leadership and to welcome more non-Anglo churches within the Fellowship.

We pledge to strengthen our partnership with organizations led by our Black siblings and to encourage our churches to do the same.

We pledge to encourage and equip our entire Fellowship, our congregations, their leaders and each of us individually to confront racism within their communities and advocate for change, including in public policy.

As CBF, we promise to support and encourage our congregations as they form faith in people of all ages such that the love, grace and power of the Triune God eradicates prejudice from our hearts.

Let justice come as rivers flow to cleanse the land of evil’s stain.
Let righteousness like waters fall, and wash away our tears of pain.
(Adam M.L. Tice)

Ann Beatty, Clayton, Missouri
Jason Callahan, Memphis, Tennessee
Stephen Cook, Memphis, Tennessee
Courtney Allen Crump, Richmond, Virginia
Larry Decuir, Lilburn, Georgia
Gary Dollar, Glen Carbon, Illinois
Jewel London, Houston, Texas
Emmanuel McCall, East Point, Georgia
Carol McEntyre, Columbia, Missouri
Maria Monteiro, San Antonio, Texas
Mike Oliver, Madison, Alabama
Kyle Reese, Jacksonville, Florida
Jeff Roberts, Raleigh, North Carolina
John Scott, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama
Alan Sherouse, Greensboro, North Carolina
Patricia Wilson, Waco, Texas


If you would like to add your name to this statement, we invite you to add your name here. We will publish those additional signatories publicly alongside this statement.

Additional Signatories

Paul Baxley, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga. 
Stephen K. Reeves
, Associate Coordinator of Partnerships and Advocacy, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Kasey Jones, Associate Coordinator of Strategic Operations and Outreach, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Jeff Huett, Associate Coordinator of Communications and Advancement, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Aaron D. Weaver, Director of Communications, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Ruth Perkins Lee, Director of Church Engagement, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Rick Bennett, Coordinator, Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Fritha Dinwiddie,
Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Mae Dean Northam,
Mooresville, N.C.
Joshua Speight,
CBF Manager of Leadership Development, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Rebekah Edmonds,
Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Tyler Tankersley,
Senior Pastor, Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
David White,
Connections Pastor, Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Ga.
Rubén N. Ortiz,
Latino Field Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Deltona, Fla.
Sheila Talley,
Johnson City, Tenn.
Linda Ginn,
University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Miss.
Melody Harrell,
Hillsborough, N.C.
Caroline Bell,
Fort Worth, Tex.
Kyle Tubbs,
Church Starting Manager, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Gil Gulick, Moderator, Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Silver Spring, Md.
Jody Long, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia, Macon, Ga.
Sarah Murray, Minister to Families with Children, First Baptist Church, Griffin, Ga.
Helen Moore Montgomery, Affirming Network, Mckinney, Tex.
Deborah Gaddis Reeves,
Smoke Rise Baptist Church
Mo Conville, University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Miss.
Ruth McConnell, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Shauw Chin Capps, President, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Foundation, Decatur, Ga.
Rev. Chris Hughes, Louisville, Ky.
Dick Conville, University Baptist, Board Member, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.
Scott Dickison, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Ga.
Karen, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, North Africa
Russell Jones, Belton, Tex.
Clyde Stewart, Lowgap, N.C.
Deborah Garrard, Atlanta, Ga.
Zachry Lauersdorf
Lee Fox,
Senior Pastor, Ball Camp Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
JD Granade, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Ga.
Rev. Joan Clagett, Living Faith Baptist Fellowship, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Dianne Lawton, Brunswick, Ga.
Ellen Di Giosia, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn. 
Andy Jung, Associate Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship North Carolina, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mark Noblitt, Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Tex.
Chad Hartsock, Interim Minister to Students, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Ellen Price, TCBF Coordinating Council, Nashville, Tenn.
Kristin Adkins Whitesides, First Baptist Church, Winchester, Va.
Michael A. Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.
Brad Bull, Providence Baptist Church, Cookeville, Tenn.
Steven R. Harmon, Professor of Historical Theology, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, Boiling Springs, N.C.
Becky Renfro, Central Baptist Church Fountain City, Knoxville, Tenn.
Holly Hatton, Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Rev. Kaleb Graves, Durham, N.C.
Gerry Hutchinson, Endorser for Chaplains & Pastoral Counselors, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Diana Goodwin, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn. 
Trisha Miller Manarin, Executive Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Washington, D.C.
Pauletta Reeves, Austin, Tex.
Merci Rowlett, Children’s Coordinator, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Daniel Headrick, Associate Pastor, Northside Drive Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Lydia Pratt Tatum, Associate Pastor, Ministry & Missions, Trinity Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Diana Bridges, Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Tex.
Ray Miller, Pastor, Crievewood Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn.
Rebecca Caswell-Speight, Minister of Families, Faith Formation, and Connection, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Linda M Jones, First Baptist Church, Winston Salem N.C.
Chris Ellis, Minister of Administration and Mission, Second Baptist, Little Rock, Ark.
Hannah Coe, Pastor of Families and Faith Formation, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Mo.
Amy Gallaher, Minister of Missional Engagement, Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Josh Gibson, Resident Minister, First Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Emily Holladay, Pastor, Village Baptist Church, Bowie, Md.
Earl Stroup, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Rob Lemons, Former Minister of Missional Engagement, Ardmore Baptist Church, Clemmons, N.C.
Shelby Nowland, Pastor, Bread Fellowship, Fort Worth, Tex.
Bethany Busby, Chaplain for Baylor Scott and White, Waco, Tex.
Matthew Norman, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Barcelona, Spain
William Lautenschlager, First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
Randy Hyde, Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Ten.
Gene Wilder, Rutledge Baptist Church, Rutledge, Tenn.
Christopher Dye, First Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Tom Marchand, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Kris Aaron, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bristol, Va.
Bryan Brock, Senior Pastor, Westwood Baptist Church, Springfield, Va.
David Turner, Senior Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Phyllis Boozer, Coordinator, Baptist Fellowship of the Northeast, Wilton, Conn.
Laura Colliver, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Smoke Rise, Ga.
Luke Perrin, Student, Duke Divinity School, Durham, N.C.
Diana Farrell White, Pastor, Covenant Community Church, Elba, Ala.
Michael Ramsey, Pastor, Cane Creek Baptist Church, Hillsborough, N.C.
Cathy Wilhelm, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Lance Mayes, Associate Pastor of Community Engagement, Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Tex.
Martha Shelton, First Baptist Church, Radford, Va.
Libby Holden, San Antonio, Tex.
Meredith Stone, Assistant Professor, Logsdon Seminary, Abilene, Tex.
Josh Beeler, Associate Pastor, Central Baptist Church Fountain City, Knoxville, Tenn.
Dave McNeely, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Robin Drake, Associate Pastor, Agape Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Tex. 
Stephen Gray, Westwood Baptist Church, Associate Pastor, Springfield, Va.
Elizabeth Nance-Coker, Pastor, Lakeview Baptist Church, Camden, S.C.
Rev. Will Runyon, Director of Chaplain Services, Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany, Ga.
Rev. Kim Schmitt Holman, Chaplain, Fayetteville, Ga.
Brittany McDonald Null, Pastor of Families and Spiritual Formation, First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
Ray Dalton, Sociology Professor (retired), Carson-Newman University, First Baptist Church Jefferson City, Talbott, Tenn.
Keith Felton, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky.
Julie Chitwood, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Jesus Edgardo Garcia Briales, Pastor, Iglesia Bautista de Metrópolis, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Jason Edwards, Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.
Bert Montgomery, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Starkville, Miss.
Rev. Rick White, Retired, Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Dennis Atwood, Mount Olive, N.C. 
Seth Hix, Associate Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, Greensboro, N.C.
Andrea C. Johnson, Northside Drive Baptist Church, Director of Children’s Ministries, Atlanta, Ga.
Laura Foushee, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan
Nenette Measels, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Jeremy Slagle, Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Life, First Baptist Church, New Bern, N.C.
Scott Day, Missions Minister, First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala.
Barry Jones, Professor, Campbell Divinity School, Buies Creek, N.C.
Benjamin Schlechter, Dandridge, Tenn.
Harrison Litzell, Weekday School Co-Director, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Rev. Josh Powers, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Biscoe, N.C.
Carson Foushee, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan
Rob Fox, President, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Church Benefits, Decatur, Ga.
Naomi Brown, Minister to Children, West Hills Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Edna Langley, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
George Langley, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Harry Rowland, Associate Coordinator Congregations & Leadership, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Rev. Tina Collins, Minister of Music and Worship, Ball Camp Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Emily Callahan, Memphis, Tenn. 
Mark Williams Sanders, First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
Dr. Steven Porter, Coordinator of Global Missions, Cooperative Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
Chris Hensley, Pastor, Covenant Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C.
Prudence Taylor, First Baptist Church, Greenwood, S.C.
Suzy McCullough, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Ga.
Rev. Scarlette Jasper, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Director, Olive Branch Ministries, Somerset. Ky. 
Ed Timmerman, Christ Church, Cairo, Ga.
Catherine Sadowski, Williamsburg Baptist Church, Williamsburg, Va.
Gerald Johnson, President, The Christian Citizen, Inc., Carrollton, Ga.
David Brooks, Pastor, Edenton Baptist Church, Edenton, N.C.
Susan Eickenhorst, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Austin, Tex.
Brittany Stillwell, Minister with Families and Students, Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.
Dianne Stillwell, First Baptist Church at the Singing Bridge, Frankfort, Ky.
Marti Newcomb-Thompson, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Lilburn, Ga.
Merrill Hawkins, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, TN
Alisha Phillips, Co-Pastor, Olive Branch Fellowship Church, Olive Branch, Miss.
Justin Jornigan, First Baptist Church, Marion, N.C.
John Finley, Executive Director, Baptist History and Heritage Society, Savannah, Ga.
Pam Durso, President, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, Kan.
Sara Robb- Scott, Associate Pastor, Scott Blvd Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
Jim and Susan Crumpler, Co-Coordinators, North Central Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Mason, Ohio
Linda Marks, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Chad Fetzer, Pastor, New Haven Church, Lawton, Okla.
Lisa Shinkins, Minister to Children, Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Tex.
Jim Holladay, Pastor, Lyndon Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
Kat Kimmel, University Baptist Church, Co-Pastor, Hattiesburg, Miss.
Andrew Johnson, Redlands Baptist Church, Gaithersburg, Md.
Joy Kiser, Ellijay, Ga.
Cleve Kiser, Ellijay, Ga.
Joshua Hearne, Director, Grace and Main Fellowship, Danville, Va.
Bill Jones, Publisher and editor, Weekly Baptist Roundup e-newsletter, Allen, Tex.
Juan García, Pastor, Primera Iglesia Bautista Newport News, Newport News, Va. 
Stephanie Vance, Together for Hope Manager/ CBF Field Personnel, Athens, Ala.
Joy Mitchell, Garden Lakes Baptist Church, Rome, Ga.
Jeanne Oneacre, Wieuca Road Baptist, Atlanta, Ga.
Teresa Ellis, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Abilene, Tex.
Wanda Culpepper, Athens, Ga.
Jennifer Baxley, First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
Angel Pittman, Touching Miami with Love, Miami, Fla.
Jay Kieve, Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina, Anderson, S.C.
Roy Dobyns, Boone, N.C.
Teri Moore, Pastoral Administrative Assistant, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Joe Moore, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA
Beverly Born Long Turner, Hoschton, Ga.
Carrie Harris, Communications Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Judy Conway, Minister of Congregational Care, First Baptist Church, Morrow, Ga.
Rev. Carrie Veal, Minister of Children and Community Life, Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
Leah Reed, Minister with Community, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Mary Jo Dailey, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Hal Collier, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Ga.
Rev. Sam Harrelson, Hunger Initiative, Columbia, S.C.
Rev. Michael Jennings, Minister of Worship, First Baptist Church, Saint Simons Island, Ga.
Cynthia Holmes, Past Moderator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, St. Louis. Mo.
Tony Di Giosia, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Rev. Stacy Sergent Lawton, Chaplain, Charleston, S.C.
Lawrence Powers, Senior Pastor, Benson Baptist Church, Benson, N.C.
Carrie Schoenert Houston, Minister to Students and Minister of Faith Experiences, First Baptist Church, Austin, Tex.
Dianne Forry, First Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Jack Glasgow, Senior Pastor, Zebulon Baptist Church, Zebulon, N.C.
Richard Green, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Ga.
Jason Coker, Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi, Clinton, Miss.
Devita Parnell, Young Baptist Ecosystem Director, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Michael Tutterow, Lead Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church, Cartersville, Ga.
Brian McCartney, First Baptist Church, Griffin, Ga.
Tangie McKinley, IT Manager, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga.
Donna Pernell, Wake Forest, N.C.
Carol Woodfin, First Baptist Church of Abilene, Tex., Athens, Greece
Rick Burnette, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Cultivate Abundance, North Ft. Myers, Fla.
Rachel Gunter Shapard, Regional Vice President, Together for Hope Black Belt, Jacksonville, Fla.
Kathy Shereda, Pastor, Purdy Baptist Church, Emporia, Va.
Lynda Jack, Johnson City, Tenn.
Laura Stephens-Reed, Clergy and Congregational Coach, Moulton, Ala.
David Christensen, Chaplain, Leavenworth, Kan.
Adam Tarver, Minister to Youth, West Hills Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
David Renfro, Central Baptist Church Fountain City, Knoxville, Tenn.
Christopher George Conley, First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
Jim Thomason, Retired Pastor, First Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C.
Gale A Dollar
Lisa Lee Rust,
First Baptist Church, Lumberton, N.C.
Dane Martin, Minister with Students, Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sharon Starr, First Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.
Kevin Starr, First Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.
Patrick Cardwell, Greensboro, N.C.
Butch Green, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Houston, Tex.
Steve Wells, Pastor, South Main Baptist Church, Houston, Tex.
Rev. Ken Holden, Georgetown, Ky.
David R. Deming, Chaplain, All Seasons Healthcare, Columbia, S.C.
Gina Brock, Associate Pastor, Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Christopher Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Joyce McCartney, First Baptist Church, Griffin, Ga.
Dave Hawes, Pastor, Godwin Heights Baptist Church, Lumberton, N.C.
William Reilly, Senior Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.
Shane Patrick, Pastor, Lake City First Baptist Church, Lake City, S.C.
Jessica Hearne, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Grace and Maine Fellowship, Danville, Va.
David Morgan, Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Harker Heights, Tex.
Trey Ogle, Organist, Central Bearden, Knoxville, Tenn.
Ray Johnson, Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Florida, Lakeland, Fla.
Ron McCaskil, Pastor, Christ Church, Cairo, Ga.
Lynda Jack, Johnson City, Tenn.
David Oakley, Pastor, Wingate Baptist Church, Wingate, N.C.
Roger Underwood, Retired, Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Helen Kern, Children’s Minister, First Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn.
Hope M. Adkins, Central Baptist Church of Bearden, Knoxville, Tenn.
William Worley, Associate Pastor of Students and Families, First Baptist Church, Mount Olive, N.C.
Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, Clemmons, N.C.
Charles R. Yarbrough II, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Tex.
Pat Wilder, Rutledge Baptist Church, Rutledge, TN
Michael McKnight, Minister of Music, Oakmont Baptist Church, Greenvile N.C.
Lauren McDuffie, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Morehead, Ky.
Rev. Bob Schmeltekopf, Southland Baptist Church, San Angelo, Tex.
Amy Grizzle Kane, Greensboro, N.C.
Kelly Strum, Koinonia of Columbia, Columbia, S.C.
Sharon Felto, Minister to Students, Faith Baptist, Georgetown, Ky. 
Alton Taylor, Pastor, New Life Christian Ministries, Marietta, Ga.
Marv Knox, Coordinator, Fellowship Southwest, Coppell, Tex.
Amanda Langlands, Minister of Children and Education, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.
J. Norfleete Day, Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Hoover, Ala.
Dwight Duhon, Comer, Ga.
Rebecca Scott, First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
Andy Farmer, Jacksonville, Fla.
Tamela Snyder, Associate Pastor, Bayshore Baptist, Tampa, Fla.
Lucy Hay Vick, Retired Chaplain, Cincinnati, Ohio
Scott Culclasure, First Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.
Judith Garrett, Wheatland Baptist Church, Benbrook, Tex.
Nancy Culclasure, First Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.
Richard Garrett, Pastor, Wheatland Baptist Church, Benbrook, Tex.
Joe Baskin
Khaki Westerfield, First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
Kim Wyatt, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Raleigh, N.C.
Jessica Tankersley, Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
W. Joel Campbell, Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C.
Jennifer B. Campbell, Associate Minister, First Baptist Church, High Point, N.C.
Gil Gulick, Moderator, Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Silver Spring, Md.
Ronald Tonks, Deacon, Nashville, Tenn.
Charles Foster Johnson, Pastor, Bread Fellowship, Fort Worth, Tex.
Paul Capps, Senior Pastor, Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Terri Bird, Coordinator, Alabama Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Birmingham, Ala.
Kelly Scaggs, Jesup, Ga.
Shane Kinnison, First Baptist Church, Glendale, Cal.
Ruth Rowell, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Ga.
Bruce Gentry, Director, Baptist Student Center, Southeast Missouri State, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Robert P. Sellers, Chair Emeritus, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Hewitt, Tex.
Janie Tyler Sellers, Missionary Teacher, Hewitt, Tex.
Cindy Brouse Kenealy, Oakland, Iowa
Rick Sample, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Fremont, Cal.
Lita Sample, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Fremont, Cal.
Michelle Norman, Warner Robins, Ga.
Reggie Mullinax, Dalton, Ga.
Connie Heidt Kirk
Cynthia Insko, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.
Lee Ritchie, Minister with Children and Families, Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Michael S. Lee, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Altavista, Va.
Fred M Madren Jr., Chaplain, Fountaintown, Ind.
Derrick Wrye, First Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Marcia Ostendorff, Greystone, Raleigh, N.C.
Chip Reeves, Pastor, Community Baptist Church, Milledgeville, Ga.
Sally Smith, First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Chuck Moates, Vice-Chairman, Greenwood County Council, Greenwood, S.C.
Steven Harris, Salem, Va.
Christine E Harris, Second Baptist Church Downtown Little Rock, Little Rock, Ark.
Sara Francis, Trinity Baptist Church, Madison, Ala.
Cindy Brouse Kenealy, Oakland, Iowa
David Cassady, President, BSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Georgetown & Louisville, Ky.
Corrie Cooley, Trinity Baptist Church, Madison, Ala.
Donna Bissette, Ardmore Baptist, Winston-Salem, N.C.
William W. Givens, Wieuca Road Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Kurt Varney, Monroe, N.C.
Ruth Givens, Wieuca Road Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
Keith Stillwell, Regional Vice President, Together for Hope Appalachia, Danville, Ky.
Dr. Amy Smith, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky.
C. Franklin Granger, Minister of Christian Community, First Baptist Church, Athens Ga.
Conrad Hake, First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
Patricia Sams, Trinity Baptist Church, Madison, Ala.
Ryn Alford, Remnants, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Anna Anderson, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Marcia J. McQueen, Pastor of Spiritual Formation, First Baptist Church, CBF endorses chaplain (retired), Madison, N.C.
Rev. Cristiane Parson, MDiv. MTh, GC-C, First Baptist Church, Newport News, Va.
Rev. Zack Graves, Baptist Church of the Covenant, Chaplain, UAB Medicine, Birmingham, Ala.
Renée Ryan, Trinity Baptist Church, Madison, Ala.
Steve Ryan, Trinity Baptist Church, Madison, Ala.
David Edwards, Brevard, N.C.
Chris Sanders, Empower West Louisville, Simmons College of Kentucky, Louisville, Ky.
John Carroll, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C.
David Strum, Koinonia of Columbia, Columbia, S.C.
Mark Sumrall, Youth Minister, First Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn.
Julia Pilgrim, Pianist & Director of the Grove Music Academy, Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Bob DeFoor, Retired Pastor, Harrodsburg, Ky.
Rosalind Campbell, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Ky.
Dorothy Westmoreland, Memphis, Tenn.
Cathy Moore, Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Mark Sumrall, Youth Minister, First Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn.
Charlotte Cook Smith, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C
Daniel Glaze, Pastor, River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond, Va.
Ken Elliott, Collierville, Tenn.
Tanya Mabry, Interim Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Sam Harrell, Associate Coordinator of Global Missions, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Hillsborough, N.C.
Melissa M Roysdon, Pastor, Providence Baptist Church, Cookeville, Tenn.
Shan Criswell, Second Baptist Church, Bartlett, Tenn.
Melanie McEwen Dover, Tennessee CBF Coordinating Council, Franklin, Tenn.
Daniel Johnson, Academic Dean, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Memphis, Tenn.
Neil Boggan, Tennessee CBF Coordinating Council Member, Memphis, Tenn.
Marjorie Avent, Minister to Youth and Young Adults, Providence Church, Charleston, S.C.
Trina Harris, Touching Miami with Love, Miami. Fla.
Robert (Bob) Serino, Second Baptist Memphis, Memphis, Tenn. 
Garrett Vickrey, Senior Pastor, Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Tex.
Val Fisk, Pastoral Resident, Central Baptist Bearden, Knoxville, Tenn.
Layne Smith, Clemson, S.C.
Melissa Reeves, Auburn First Baptist Church, Auburn, Ala.
Leigh Anne Armstrong, Auburn First Baptist Church, Auburn, Ala.
Marnie Fisher-Ingram, Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families, River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond, Va.
Daniel Ingram, Minister of Administration, River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond, Va.
Glenn Phillips, Jr., Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, Goldsboro, N.C.
Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, New York, N.Y.
Annette L Ellard, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Louisville, Ky.
Sue Smith, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Fredericksburg, Va. 
Brent Newberry, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Worcester, Ma.
Kelsey Stillwell, Associate Pastor of Youth and Missions, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Ga.
Suzanne Morse, First Baptist of Pendleton, S.C.
Karen Morrow, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Fort Worth, Tex.
Martha Morse, Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Tex.  
Greg Smith, LUCHA Ministries, Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.
John Morse, First Baptist of Pendleton, S.C.
Justin Bishop, Associate Pastor, Heritage Fellowship, Canton, Ga.
Suzii Paynter March, First Baptist Church, Waco, Tex.
Steve Clark, Field Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Louisville, Ky.
Layne Rogerson, CBF endorsed chaplain, Cheraw, S.C.
Mary Apicella, Hendersonville, N.C.
Amy S. Jennings, First Baptist Greenwood, Greenwood, S.C.
Ronald S. Cava, First Baptist, Henderson, N.C.
Paul Raybon, Associate Pastor, Hominy Baptist Church, Candler, N.C.
Joshua Owens, Associate Minister, First Baptist Church, Monroe, N.C.
Traci Stewart, Glen Carbon, Ill.
Carey Washburn, Spilman Memorial, Kinston, N.C.
Rick McClatchy, Field Coordinator,  CBF Texas
Thomas A. Bland, Jr., Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, Morganton, N.C.
Marconi Monteiro, Associate Pastor, First Mexican Baptist Church, San Antonio, Tex.
Chris Azar, Edwardsville, Ill.
Linda Walker Brooks, Conyers, Ga.
Beth Roberts, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jill Awuni, Murfreesboro Baptist Church, Pan African Koinonia of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Sunday Griffith, Central Baptist Newnan, Grantville, Ga.
Elket Rodriguez, Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy & Missions Specialist, Tex. 
Vangie Poe, Temple Baptist, Durham, N.C.
Barbara Hoffman, Heritage Baptist Church, Cartersville, Ga.
Jeff Hoffman, Heritage Baptist Church, Cartersville, Ga.
Steven Norris, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Griffin, Ga.
Olivia Wagner Wakefield, Lillington, N.C.
Janie Peacock, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga.
Hugh Peacock, Former Staff Member, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga.
B.J. Hutto, Charlotte, N.C.
Wanda Culpepper, Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, Athens, Ga.
Melissa Scott, Associate Pastor, Colonial Avenue Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va.
Teresa Bowers, Minister to Families, Madison, Ala.
Glenn Bowers, Madison, Ala.
Ruth Teague Rowell, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon Ga.
Mike Boersma, Trinity Baptist Church
Gail Richards, First Baptist Tifton, Ga.
Tyler Ingram, Associate Minister of Music, Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
David Cole, First Baptist, Henderson, N.C. 
Janet Stuart, Trinity Baptist Church, Madison, Ala.
Nancy Noel, Fist Baptist, Henderson, N.C.
Margie Shuffler, Winter Park Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C.
Joshua Hunt, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C. 
Steve Ryan, Trinity Baptist, Madison Ala.
Paul C Burgess, Senior Pastor, Winter Park Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C.
Mike Womble, Assoc. Pastor for Missions and Spiritual Formation, Winter Park Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C.
Mike Clingenpeel, River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond, Va.
Glen Foster, Coordinator, CBF West, Tucson, Ariz.
Roger and Deidra Gilbert, First Baptist, Mount Airy, N.C.
Nelson Harris, Pastor, Heights Community Church, Roanoke, Va.
Tony Cartledge, Professor, Campbell University Divinity School, Contributing Editor, Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Studies, Apex/Cary, N.C.
Greg Smith, Pastor, Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
Rev. K David Skole, Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Roanoke, Va.
Bradley Boberg, Senior Pastor, Ox Hill Baptist Church, Chantilly, Va.
Lance Rogerson, Associate Pastor for Youth & Recreation, Winter Park Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C.
Tim Marsh, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton, N.C.
Emily Morrow Loachamin, First Baptist Church, Waco, Tex.
Allan Smith, Greenville, S.C.
Ellen Gregory, Office Manager, CBF Heartland, Liberty, Mo.
Carolyn Anderson, Beech Mountain, N.C.

8 thoughts on “CBF Governing Board adopts statement on racial justice

  1. I had no idea that the CBF has been complicit in any such action as has been admitted in the above statement. and regret the harm that has been caused . Our church has been a past contributor to CBF but will hjave to reevaluate future contribution. R. Kenneth Hatcher ,member Muddy Creek Baptist Church, Powhatan, Virginia

  2. The last thing we need as Christians is take sides as you have done here. The court hasn’t even convened and you’ve decided who is wrong. Have you considered that people don’t usually get arrested for not being in trouble, causing trouble, or suspected of committing a crime. It’s time to step back and look at the whole picture. God didn’t leave you folks His work as judge and jury. Where’s the fairness for others? Does your love and concern only point in one direction? If you’re trying to apologize for the white race, you don’t have the right! I’ve never participated in any action against another race nor have millions of others. So back off trying to make yourself look so self righteous!!

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