African American Ministries

We strive to cooperate with other Baptist bodies to minister to African Americans and others in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. We achieve this by raising up and training leaders in the African American church body.

Our Objectives

  • Serve as facilitator and liaison to Texas Baptists (BGCT) and the African American churches and community.
  • Implement and develop leadership training for pastors, ministers, laity and other church and ministry related functions.
  • Provide consultation to churches, associational leadership and Texas Baptists (BGCT) staff in cross-cultural relationships, evangelism, discipleship, worship, stewardship, and Bible study.
  • Conduct research and study projects to determine the needs of African American and other related churches.
  • Provide biblical training to raise up and develop strong African American leadership in both our churches and communities.

Oza Jones

Director, African American Ministries

(214) 828-5321

Leonida Quarles

Ministry Assistant, African-American Ministries

(214) 828-5110

African American Leadership Conference

March 10 - 11, 2023

Conference designed to train and encourage African American Pastors and Leaders

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Minority Scholarship Program

The scholarships are funded through the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions sponsored annually by Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas. The Mary Hill Davis Ethnic/Minority Scholarship Program is designed to strengthen Texas Baptist churches by providing scholarships to Baptist students from ethnic/minority backgrounds planning to attend a Texas Baptist university.

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Texas Baptists African American Rally celebrates 40 years of impact

by Meredith Poe on November 14, 2022 in Annual Meeting

“When a Christian is filled with the Holy Spirit, God can bring down strongholds in his heart; when a church is filled with the Holy Spirit, God can turn the world upside down,”

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