VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/2/16)–Charles Z. Smith, former president of American Baptist Churches USA, who rose from simple beginnings in the deep south to become a pioneering African American jurist in his home state of Washington, died Sunday in Seattle. He was 89. A lifelong Baptist, he served as president of the denomination during 1976-77 and […]
This message was recorded in August 2016 by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as Interim on January 1, 2016, and will serve in the position until a new General Secretary is named.