Detroit Pastor Rev. Dr. Tellis Chapman Launches Campaign for Presidency of the National Baptist Convention USA

DETROIT — Rev. Dr. Tellis Chapman of Detroit’s Galilee Missionary Baptist Church launched his campaign to become the 19th President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

The National Baptist Convention is the largest Black Baptist convention in the world, including nearly 8.5 million members representing over 21,000 churches within its global network.

The Convention’s purpose is to unite National Baptist churches, district associations, and state conventions in Christian evangelism through preaching, teaching, and healing.

Rev. Dr. Chapman’s campaign kickoff was held at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum where Rev. Chapman was joined by a host of state and local leaders and dignitaries, including Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Rev. Wendell Anthony of the NAACP, as well as other faith, business and community leaders.

To differentiate and distinguish between what’s really necessary, as opposed to what is superfluous and redundant, is to understand when it is time to shift,” said Rev. Dr. Tellis Chapman, candidate for president of the National Baptist Convention, USA. “We cannot continue on the same socio-religious and socio-political paths of redundancy and expect better results. God is about renewal and requires of us the courage and capacity for shifting…Let the shift begin.”

“In a city with a proud history of powerful and influential religious figures, Dr. Chapman has long been admired and acknowledged as one of the most widely respected pastors in our community,” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “Without a doubt, I believe he is someone who richly deserves this honor. The National Baptist Convention would surely benefit from his experienced, principled leadership.”

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Source: Michigan Chronicle