By Lonnie Ross
Young makes history as the first Mississippi pastor to head the largest African American religious organization in the U.S.
The pastor of New Hope Baptist Church located in Jackson Mississippi has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention on Thursday. Rev. Jerry Young is the first Mississippi pastor to be elected to that position, making history.
Young was elected to a five-year term during the 2014 convention denomination’s 134th annual meeting held in New Orleans. to a five-year term.
The National Baptist Convention is the nation’s largest African American religious group. Young won over four other candidates for the national office.