Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, shared his five key ministry priorities for the denomination in June 2017: unify our family based on core convictions and joyful mission; strengthen our regions as they serve our churches and clergy; promote the mission of our national agencies and mission partners; lead […]
PORTLAND, OR (6/29/17)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA met Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the DoubleTree hotel in Portland, Ore. During the opening plenary session, the Board was addressed by Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, new general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA. Spitzer was elected in a […]
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8) Newly endorsed American Baptist International Ministries (IM) missionaries Sarah Nash, Jae Stockton and Marlene Po were welcomed to the ABCUSA Mission Center by Rev. Dr. Lee […]
Read a pastoral letter from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, written June 16, 2017, below. If you would like download a printable copy, please click here. June 16, 2017 Dear ABCUSA Family, The recent terrorist attacks in England, the apparently politically motivated shooting that took place in Virginia, ongoing debates over how to […]
Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, was interviewed by EthicsDaily.com Media Producer Cliff Vaughn on Wednesday, June 14. Learn more about Dr. Spitzer’s vision for American Baptist Churches USA in the video produced by EthicsDaily.com, below.
Rev Judy Fackenthal, president of American Baptist Churches USA, shared the following welcome message on June 1, 2017: Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the life of American Baptist Churches USA as we welcome Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer as the General Secretary. Please welcome Dr. Spitzer with your prayer support and […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/17)—On Monday, May 8, the Board of General Ministries met at Springhill Suites in Chicago to elect Reverend Dr. Lee B. Spitzer to the position of General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA. Dr. Spitzer’s name was brought forward to the Board of General Ministries by the General Secretary Search Committee. […]
Immigration and Equality Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer ABCNJ Executive Minister and Senior Regional Pastor Greetings and peace in Christ’s name! God’s wisdom is given to us so that we might gain “righteousness (zedek), justice (mishpat) and equity (meysariym)”(Proverbs 1:3; JPS). For 400 years, Baptists in our country and throughout the world have shared a […]