Baptists who recently gathered in Greenville, Sinoe County at their 102nd Session re-elected the Reverend Dr. Olu Q. Menjay as president of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Education Convention, Incorporated (LBMEC).
The 102nd Session of the LBMEC convening was held with the Eliza Davis George Baptist Association, Greenville City in Sinoe County from April 13-17.
A dispatch from Greenville said Dr. Manjay, former vice president of the Baptist World Alliance (2010-2015), was first elected as the LBMEC President in 2012.
“As a testimony of his brilliant leadership and vision, he was reelected by white ballot on Saturday, April 16, along with vice president, Deacon T. Martin Allen, recording secretary, Mrs. Precious Andrews Greaves, Treasurer, Deacon D. Jugbe Nagbe, Sr., internal auditor, and Mr. Anthony Tucker, National Chorister. Twelve County vice presidents of the LBMEC were also elected,” the dispatch said.
During the induction on Sunday, the Reverend Dr. Shelton Siedi, former president of the LBMEC, who inducted the elected officials, challenged them to continue to serve the church without reservation.
Also, preaching at the Sunday service, the Reverend Henry Peabody, Senior Pastor of the First International Baptist Church, Trenton, New Jersey, encouraged Liberian Baptists to continue to trust in God, who is able to do “more than we can imagine or think.”
The LBMEC annual gathering brought together more than 650 delegates and pastors from 14 of the 15 counties, and over 90 churches at the Grace Baptist Church using the theme, “More Than We Can Imagine” taken from Ephesians 3:20-21.
According to the dispatch, the historic occasion, last held in Greenville City in 1970, was attended by several distinguished guests including Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Senator Francis Paye of Rivercess, Sinoe County Senator Milton Teajay, Representative Matthew Zarza, All Liberia Party political leader, Benoni Urey, Internal Affairs Minister, Dr. Henrique Tokpa, and Sinoe County Acting Superintendent, Romeo Quiah.
The LBMEC was founded in 1880 to bring Baptist churches together for fellowship, cooperation and the development of programs in Christian education and evangelism. d the ones around the world.
The Convention’s objective is to promote the principles and purpose of the Christian faith and witness, and the Baptist denomination, and in particular for the extension of the Kingdom of God in Liberia and throughout the world.