Bread Congratulates Rev. Fred Luter Jr., First African American President of the Southern Baptist Convention
The Rev. Fred Luter Jr., a native of New Orleans, LA, and seasoned pastor, is the first African American to have been elected to serve as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the world's largest Baptist denomination and the largest Protestant body in the United States. Bread for the World joins with all people of faith who serve the Lord Jesus Christ in celebration of his achievement!
The Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board (NAMB) has demonstrated a strong commitment to addressing the needs of poor and hungry people over its long history. NAMB administers the Domestic Hunger Fund program. Every program dollar is used exclusively to feed the world’s hungry and monies are specifically designated for and distributed to hunger ministries throughout North America. In 2011, more than $1.1 million was provided to 1,100 such hunger ministries. Also, 5.2 million meals were provided with Domestic Hunger Funds and over 30,000 professions of faith were reported through hunger ministries in North America.
Bread for the World is proud to claim Dr. Bob Terry, president and editor of the Alabama Baptist as a member of Bread’s Board of Directors. Not too long ago Dr. Terry affirmed that “Bread’s work for the poor and hungry is evidence of the spirit of the lord.” As Rev. Luter steps into his new role, Bread welcomes strong partners within the Southern Baptist Convention.
Photo caption: Press photo of Rev. Fred Luter Jr., from Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA.
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