Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Pastor and first lady, Dr. and Mrs. D.L. Grant Sr., vice moderator of the Jerusalem Baptist E&M Association of Georgetown County, were recently appointed to national offices during the 134th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention of America (NBCA), Inc., International in Memphis June 22-27.
The convention, which represents 1.2 million Baptists across the United States, Panama, Haiti, Bahamas and South Africa, is led by a new denominational leader, Dr. Samuel Tolbert, pastor of the St. Mary Baptist Church of Lake Charles, LA.
The convention is geared in supporting home mission, foreign mission, and support to historical black colleges and universities.
Dr. Grant who has pastored Chapel Hill Baptist Church of Santee since 2006 and The New Israel Missionary Baptist Church, Inc. of Sumter County since 2004 has been re-appointed to assistant recording secretary of NBCA; having served as state president (2000-2005) of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Congress of Christian Education of South Carolina; and former vice-president of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Workers of NBCA, Inc. Dr. Grant also serves as vice moderator of the Jerusalem Association which consists of 43 churches in Georgetown County.
Sandra R. Grant, who serves along with her husband, has been appointed as recording secretary of the National Ministers’ Wives and Widows’ Auxiliary of NBCA. Sandra also serves in the Jerusalem Baptist Association Ministers’ Wives of Georgetown County. The Ministers’ Wives garner financial support to fund missions and education.
Both Dr. and Mrs. Grant are natives of Sumter County.