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Church Leaders

Black General Conference Secretaries and Treasurer

Matthew Bediako
Matthew Bediako

Secretary (2000-2010)

G. Ralph Thompson
G. Ralph Thompson

Secretary (1980-2000)

Paul H. Douglas
Paul H. Douglas

Treasurer (2021-)

Matthew Bediako
Matthew Bediako

Secretary (2000-2010)

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Black General Conference Vice Presidents

Ella Smith Simmons
Ella Smith Simmons

(2005-)

Delbert W. Baker
Delbert W. Baker

2010-2015

Frank L. Peterson
Frank L. Peterson

(1962-1966)

Ella Smith Simmons
Ella Smith Simmons

(2005-)

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Black Division Presidents

G. Alexander Bryant
G. Alexander Bryant

North American Division (2020-)

Elie Henry
Elie Henry

Inter-American Division (2018-)

Charles E. Bradford
Charles E. Bradford

North American Division (1979-1990)

G. Alexander Bryant
G. Alexander Bryant

North American Division (2020-)

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Black Union Presidents

Robert H. Carter
Robert H. Carter

Lake Union Conference (1980-1994)

Harold L. Lee
Harold L. Lee

Columbia Union Conference (1998-2006)

G. Earl Knight
G. Earl Knight

Atlantic Union Conference (2016-)

Robert H. Carter
Robert H. Carter

Lake Union Conference (1980-1994)

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Black General Conference Firsts

Willie and Elaine Oliver
Willie and Elaine Oliver

First Black GC Family Ministries Directors (2010)

Ganoune Diop
Ganoune Diop

First Black GC Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (2015)

William H. Green
William H. Green

In 1909 became first black director of the Negro Department

Willie and Elaine Oliver
Willie and Elaine Oliver

First Black GC Family Ministries Directors (2010)

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Black Leaders Firsts

Carmela Monk Crawford
Carmela Monk Crawford

In 2012, Monk Crawford became the first woman to serve as editor of Message.

Dwain Esmond
Dwain Esmond

Esmond became the first black editor of Insight in 2002. In 2010 he became the third black vice president of the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

Charles A. Tapp
Charles A. Tapp

In 2021, Tapp became the first black president of the Potomac Conference.

Carmela Monk Crawford
Carmela Monk Crawford

In 2012, Monk Crawford became the first woman to serve as editor of Message.

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Message Magazine Editors

Louis B. Reynolds
Louis B. Reynolds

(1945-1959)

James E. Dykes
James E. Dykes

(1959-1967)

Carmela Monk Crawford
Carmela Monk Crawford

(2012-)

Louis B. Reynolds
Louis B. Reynolds

(1945-1959)

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Breath of Life Speakers

Charles D. Brooks
Charles D. Brooks

(1974-1997)

Walter L. Pearson, Jr.
Walter L. Pearson, Jr.

(1997-2010)

Carlton P. Byrd
Carlton P. Byrd

(2010-)

Charles D. Brooks
Charles D. Brooks

(1974-1997)

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