Equipping for Effective Leadership Training


Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm


Multicultural Ministries

Phone: 601-927-7502


Grace Temple Baptist Church

13344 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport, MS 39503


Friday-Saturday, May 5-6, 2023

Grace Temple Baptist Church – 13344 Old Highway 49, Gulfport, MS 39503-4865

“…for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…” Ephesians 4:12

SPONSORED BY: Multicultural Ministries of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

Rev. Lowell Walker – African American Contract Consultant

Paula Smith – Director

SPECIAL THANK YOU to Grace Temple Baptist Church and Pastor Rossie Francis


  • Mrs. Carolyn Fountain: Cjfoun10@gmail.com // President of Woman’s Missionary Union of Louisiana. Has served as teacher and Church Planter. Married to Leroy and living in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Rev. Charles Grant: cgrant@sbc.net // Executive Director of African American relations and mobilization at the SBC Executive Committee. Married to Jackie and living in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Rev. George Smith: George.Smith.Uganda@gmail.com // Recent retired missionary with International Mission Board IMB serving in Uganda and East Africa. Married to Geraldine and living in Pascagoula, Mississippi.


  • Friday, May 5, 2023
    • 6:00 p.m.
      • Welcome and Blessing
      • Dinner
    • 6:45 p.m.
      • Open Discussion led by Rev. Lowell Walker
      • “Understanding Who We Are and What We Do”
  • Saturday, May 6, 2023
    • 8:30 a.m.
      • Welcome – Multicultural Ministries
    • 8:45 a.m.
      • Evangelism/Missional Church: Overcoming the Covid Challenge
      • Rev. George Smith
    • 9:50 a.m.
      • Discipleship: Strengthening the Body of Christ through Discipleship
      • Rev. Charles Grant
    • 10:55 a.m.
      • Being a Missions Minded Church: Hands on Missions
      • Mrs. Carolyn Fountain

Rev. Lowell Walker – Contract Consultant  662-422-2609 / lwalker@mbcb.org

Paula Smith – Director 601-927-7502 / psmith@mbcb.org

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