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.
Freeport, Bahamas and Carolinas
September 05, 2019
Greeting my fellow laborers in love for Christ:
I pray that this letter finds you all well. This is the time of year that we have much trepidation due to the disasters as we have seen in the last week or so by Hurricane Dorian. Unfortunately, these storms seem to intensify each year causing lives, resources and displacement of people.
Due to the destruction left in Freeport, Bahamas and Carolinas. They are at the mercy of us for aid and assistance that can be afforded to them. Though it is difficult to get to the island by planes and ships at this moment, there are private entities and the Coast Guard who are making every effort to deliver water, goods, non-perishable items, toiletries, clothing (“NEW CLOTHES ONLY” to include “NEW UNDERWEAR” of all sizes for males and females, children) and monetary gifts.
This letter is a request from you to assist me in assisting them on behalf of our great convention. Will you ask for a special offering on this Sunday and Sundays to come that will go directly to those affected so that we can purchase generators, solar panel lights, food etc. To get them started on the way to at least some form of recovery.
Please make all checks out to GMBC of GA, Inc. Disaster Relief and mail to headquarters P O Box 92340 Atlanta, GA 30314, or in the App – Givelify (Disaster Relief).
Items can be delivered to the church address above (Beulah Baptist, Macon) or call (478-746-3469 Church (478-361-4504 my cell) for mutual pickup, one centralized location within the District.
P.S. This will be a long road to recovery and as often and as much as you can assist would be greatly appreciated. Let GMBC of GA continue to be a paradigm in the recovery efforts after disasters, in which I owe all to you great pastors and church for your help.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions or advise you may have to help expedite this recovery effort. I NEED YOUR HELP.
Your Humble Servant,
Timothy D. French, Th. D.
GMBC of Georgia, INC., Home Mission/Disaster Relief Coordinator
“Together We Can …”
Items Needed include:
Cases of Water
Non Perishable Foods (Roman Noodles, Spam, Vienna Sausage, etc.)
NOTE:Urgent, if goods are available, please deliver them by Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m.to:
Rev. Timothy French
Beulah Baptist 1539 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Macon, GA 31201
All Monetary Donations Checks, Money Orders"must" be made payable to GMBC and send to:
GMBC Baptist Headquarters
P. O. Box 92340
Atlanta, GA 30314
Many thanks to everyone for your immediate attention to help those in need.
Rev. Kenneth Martin
South Georgia Relief
Let us join in prayer for those who lost family members, homes and are displaced and affected by the Tornado.
As we know South Georgia has once again been hit with a devastating Tornado, to-date 23 lives have been taken and many homes destroyed; families need our help.
Please see the attachment with what the "immediate" needs are and where the donations can be taken.
We have been made aware that there is not a need for water at this time.
Rev. Timothy French, Disaster Relief Coordinator