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Good News Baptist to host African American fellowship

ST. LOUIS (BP)–Good News Baptist Church in Jennings, Mo., will host the June 9 worship fellowship of the African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Bishop Willie Jordan, pastor of St. Mark’s Baptist Church Cathedral in Harvey, Ill., will preach at the 6:30 p.m. service, which also will feature music by Lonnie Hunter and the Voices of St. Mark.

On Monday, June 10, the fellowship’s annual pastors’ meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a fellowship dinner at 6:30 p.m., both at the St. Louis Hilton Airport.

The dinner’s featured speaker will be George McCalep Jr., pastor of Greenforest Community Baptist Church in Atlanta, the fellowship’s president.

“We’re expecting great fellowship and worship,” Jordan said. “We are especially excited about being a part of the Southern Baptist Convention. What we are saying is that the Southern Baptist Convention is not for whites only. It is made up of all ethnic groups and we are a major part of that.”

Jordan said the highlight of last year’s convention in New Orleans was the convention sermon delivered by Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.

“It says that all Southern Baptists have an opportunity to be a keynote speaker at the convention,” he said. “That’s what makes the Southern Baptist Convention so wonderful.”

More than 2,100 African American congregations and church-type missions are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

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