African American Leadership Retreat


Time: 6:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Multicultural Ministries

Phone: 601-292-3288


Calvary Christian Oak Forest Baptist Church

2875 Oak Forest Dr, Jackson, MS 39212

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Friday night we will enjoy a Fellowship Meal together and hear about helpful resources from Lifeway, NAMB (North American Mission Board), NAAF (National African American Fellowship), and Mississippi Sisters Who Care. (WMU) Guests will be:

  • Pastor Larry Young, Pastor of Spangle Banner Baptist Church, Pace / NAAF Representative
  • Dr. Wade Stevens, Pastor of Longview Point Baptist Church

Our guest speakers on Saturday will be:

  • Pastor Brian Crawford, Pastor of City Light Church of Vicksburg / President of Mission Mississippi
  • Mrs. Candi Crawford, Pastor’s wife, City Light Church of Vicksburg
  • Pastor Eddie Jones, Pastor of Victory Temple Baptist Church, Greenville
  • Pastor George Smith, Emeritus Missionary to Uganda

Conference themes:

  • Being a Mission-Minded Church – Pastor George Smith
  • How to Evangelize through Sunday School – Pastor Eddie Jones
  • Marriage and Ministry – Pastor Brian Crawford and Mrs. Candi Crawford

RSVP: Please contact Janeth McIlwain at 601-292-3288 or to reserve a meal for you and your group. You may also text Paula Smith at 601-927-7502. There is no cost for the meal, but we need a count. For additional details about this retreat contact Rev. Lowell Walker at or Paula Smith at

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