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Church Leaders

Black General Conference Secretaries and Treasurer

Matthew Bediako
Matthew Bediako

Secretary (2000-2010)

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G. Ralph Thompson
G. Ralph Thompson

Secretary (1980-2000)

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Paul H. Douglas
Paul H. Douglas

Treasurer (2021-)

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Matthew Bediako
Matthew Bediako

Secretary (2000-2010)

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Black General Conference Vice Presidents

Ella Smith Simmons
Ella Smith Simmons

(2005-)

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Delbert W. Baker
Delbert W. Baker

2010-2015

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Frank L. Peterson
Frank L. Peterson

(1962-1966)

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Ella Smith Simmons
Ella Smith Simmons

(2005-)

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Black Division Presidents

G. Alexander Bryant
G. Alexander Bryant

North American Division (2020-)

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Elie Henry
Elie Henry

Inter-American Division (2018-)

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Charles E. Bradford
Charles E. Bradford

North American Division (1979-1990)

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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)

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Harold L. Lee
Harold L. Lee

Columbia Union Conference (1998-2006)

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G. Earl Knight
G. Earl Knight

Atlantic Union Conference (2016-)

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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)

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Ganoune Diop
Ganoune Diop

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

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William H. Green
William H. Green

In 1909 became first black director of the Negro Department

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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.

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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.

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Charles A. Tapp
Charles A. Tapp

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

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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)

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James E. Dykes
James E. Dykes

(1959-1967)

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Carmela Monk Crawford
Carmela Monk Crawford

(2012-)

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Louis B. Reynolds
Louis B. Reynolds

(1945-1959)

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Breath of Life Speakers

Charles D. Brooks
Charles D. Brooks

(1974-1997)

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

(1997-2010)

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Carlton P. Byrd
Carlton P. Byrd

(2010-)

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Charles D. Brooks
Charles D. Brooks

(1974-1997)

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