(LOUISVILLE, KY) September 14, 2019 – The National Baptist Convention of America Int’l, Inc. (NBCA) held it’s 139th Annual Session on September 8-12, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On Thursday, September 12, 2019, during Dr. Tolbert’s Annual Address he gave several recommendations to the convention, including strategic recommendations geared towards moving NBCA into preparing for its transition of leadership. At the conclusion of Dr. Tolbert’s recommendations, 1st Vice President, Rev. William T. Glynn of Fort Worth, Texas, made a motion that Dr. Tolbert be given another 5-year term. The convention, in an unprecedented move, suspended the rules and held the election one year early. This move was a tribute to the stellar leadership of Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr.

In June 2014, Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr. won the NBCA Presidential election and was installed as the 15th President on September 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge, LA. In 2015, the constitution was ratified and approved from the convention that NBCA presidents will now serve 5-year terms, with a maximum of 2 terms. With the Convention deciding to re-elect Dr. Tolbert one year ahead of the scheduled election in September 2020, this means that Dr. Tolbert has one year left on his current term and 5 years on the new term beginning at the end of the Annual Session, September 2020.

Dr. Tolbert is the pastor of Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana and is married to Matilda Edwards Tolbert. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Candace Latrice and Kayla Monique.

About NBCA
The National Baptist Convention of America, International, Inc. is made up of 3.5 million Baptists world-wide with over 4,000 member churches and is headquartered on the campus of Simmons College of Kentucky.

Source: Haaylo Media

WRITTEN BY: Bernard Adu-Gyamfi