February Story – FBC Winnsboro – Download First Baptist Winnsboro Pastor Craig Bailey says COVID was the “worst possible thing to hit us while trying to make strides in racial reconciliation” through relationships the church has been actively building with other churches and individuals across the community. The shared worship services and an annual partnership to […]
A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. One Priority Briefing, 11.23.20 Download Deep South Joint Statement on the Gospel, Racial Reconciliation, and Justice During the CMBA Annual business session Thursday, November 19th, the “Deep South Joint […]
CMBA’s Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, Nov. 17, for its final session of the year at North Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia to share updates and conduct business. Comprised of CMBA ministers and lay leaders, the VLC operates under the association’s vision of “starting and strengthening congregations to serve as vital and vibrant missional […]
This week, we had an opportunity to sit down with Andre Rogers, Pastor at Concord Fellowship Baptist Church and Brian Thomas, Pastor at NorthStar Christian Center, to discuss the crucial need for education and action on the road to racial reconciliation.
Antony “Ant” Frederick is used to talking about race related issues. Growing up in Chester, he and his family were the only black members of a white church. The congregation unanimously called Ant’s father as its pastor in the 1990’s and under his leadership became an ethnically diverse church. Even as race relations continue to […]
On June 11, several Midlands pastors recorded a virtual dialogue on racial reconciliation that was immediately uploaded to the CMBA website. Spurred by recent events including the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests across the nation around systemic racism and injustice, the African American and Caucasian pastors shared openly about their experiences, convictions and […]
Check out this panel dialogue moderated by Andre Rogers and George Bullard on Thursday, June 11, 2020. The panelists were Andre Melvin, Ant Frederick, John Roberts, Jamie Rogers, Wes Church, Brian Thomas, and Freddy Johnson. This is just a beginning!