Founded in 1870 in Augusta, Georgia, The General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia ("GMBC") is the largest organization of African Americans in the state of Georgia. The original purpose of the Convention was to bring Black Baptists together for Christian Education and fellowship throughout the state. For over 126 years, GMBC has provided educational and enrichment programs for thousands of Georgia Baptists.
The mission of the Convention has expanded extensively throughout the years. In addition to its commitment to Christian Education and Service, GMBC owns and operates several facilities which provide support to its membership of over 600 churches, representing thousands of African American Baptists in Georgia.
GMBC is affiliated with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. which represents over 8.6 million Black Baptist throughout the world.
GMBC Baptist Headquarters located at 155 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., N.W. in Atlanta, Georgia, serves as the official office for the Parent Body of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. and is the central source of support and convention services.
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August 29, 2017
Memo To: GMBC Officers, District Presidents & Convention Churches
Subject: Disaster Relief – Houston Texas
I have received many calls about people wanting to assist the victims in Houston and surrounding areas. At this moment there is a need for funds for medication for the elderly, children and for shelter. We cannot make the trip until the water recedes and the road are drivable. As we know Harvey has reversed back in the Gulf and returned inland
dropping about 24 to 36 inches of rain by Thursday.
After speaking with official there and here, we have agreed to allow FEMA, TEMA the ARC to do an assessment of the damages after the water recedes before we go in to assist with clothing, nonperishable items, water, cleaning supplies etc.
Once I return from Cincinnati on Thursday the 7th I will be traveling there to deliver items, but also minister to the people in the shelters who are focusing on what they have lost and not what they have left. There is a need for tangible items, monetary donations but most important is spiritual need; until we meet the spirit need, the material needs will just be a temporary fix.
Please we are asking all pastors to ask for a special offering this Sunday to go toward the victims in Houston, Texas donations can be sent to Baptist Headquarters; checks/money orders made payable to GMBC and the convention will process a check with the combined donations, sending to the area(s) identified in Houston, Texas.
There is a dire need for those who have expertise in counseling (certified), who would like to travel there, let me know as soon as possible who they are.
It is being asked If you could send an email or make calls to everyone to solicit help, I would be most appreciative.
Together We Can……
Pastor Timothy French
Click Here To Help in South Georgia
HELP IS NEEDED - There is a dire need for water and non-perishable foods in South Georgia, especially in Sumpter County.
Rev. French and his team has been in Sumpter County this week and all day today, feeding approximately 250 - 300 people who are without electricity
and some without housing.
(New) under-clothes are needed for Adults, Youth and Children
Please relay this information to all of the Pastors/Churches within GMBC to help, again there is a dire need.
Also, there is a need for monetary donations to help families that are without, please send checks to Baptist Headquarters earmarked "Disaster Relief".
Water and non-perishable foods can be sent labeled "Disaster Relief" to:
Beulah Baptist Church
1539 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Macon, GA 30201
Awareness: We are still working on helping those in Texas however, our immediate focus is "Georgia".
Rev. Timothy French
Disaster Relief Coordinator