West Virginia Baptist State Convention
Organized 1878
Hilltop Baptist Center
258 Baptist Road
P. O. Box 283
Hilltop, WV 25855

Phone:(304) 469-3737
Fax: (304) 469-3333

email: baptistinfo

Black History Committee
Post Office Box 283
Hilltop, West Virginia 25855

February 15, 2021

Greeting in the Name of Jesus, Our Savior.
It is with much joy that the Black History Committee has planned a virtual Black History program and we want to take this opportunity to extend a warm invitation to you to join in with us to reflect upon those who have paid such a high price in the struggle for many of the rights and privileges we enjoy today. This program is slated for Saturday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. Yes, the pandemic has made us change our normal plans, but it has not stopped the celebration of our rich history. Yes, while there is still a long way to go, without a doubt, Martin Luther King Jr‘s dream is being realized more and more with each passing year.  

Since we are doing the Black History Program via Zoom, there are some key points we need to make, so everyone will enjoy the program. Please dress accordingly if you plan to attend the meeting on video, mute all video and audio microphones, join the meeting by 2:45 p.m., download the zoom app (zoom.us), enter member ID 3044693737 for the video. You may also call in by dialing 
1-646-558-8656 and put in member ID 3044693737#. Again we ask that you please mute your computer, tablet and/or phone. 

The committee has laid out an amazing program with the Rev. Dr. Michael Griffin, Pastor of Divine Providence Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, IN delivering the Black History sermon. Also, the program will feature a scripture by Deacon Maurice Arline, prayer by Deacon Jeremiah Murphy, Black History facts by all District Association, (limit 3 minutes) “I Have a Dream” speech recited by Rev. Dr. James Redd Jr., Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” song by Rev Keith Walker Sr. solo by Monique Bandy, introduction of preacher by the President of WVBSC, Rev. Charles Collins, and closing remarks by our very own WVBSC Executive Director, Rev. Frank Jones. You surely would not want to miss this program.

Last year, there were over two hundred people present and $13,000 was raised. So we encourage everyone to please join us on this day and remember this is a church service. Also, we need your support this year and we are asking individuals, churches, and associations give a generous donation. All proceeds will go towards our building project (Faith Promise Pledge). Please send your contribution to the address above and write in the memo part of your check Black History 2021. 

All that you give is deeply appreciated and will be used for the furtherance growth of our Convention.
Save the date!! Saturday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you on that date.

Your Black History Committee