Rev. Jerry Young elected to head National Baptist Convention - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Rev. Jerry Young elected to head National Baptist Convention

Source: New Hope Baptist Church website Source: New Hope Baptist Church website
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Rev. Jerry Young of Jackson's New Hope Baptist Church is the new president of the National Baptist Convention. He was elected Thursday in New Orleans where the group is holding it's 2014 convention.

Rev. Young served as Vice President At-Large of the National Baptist Convention at the time of his election. He is also the immediate past President of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi.

Young was selected over four other candidates to lead the nation's largest African-American religious group.

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