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to American Baptist Churches Of The South (ABCOTS) website. ABCOTS is a Maryland non-profit corporation associated as a covenanting Regional organization with the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. (ABC-USA), and with other covenanting American Baptist Regions and the covenanting ABC-USA National Bodies.

 

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/25/15)—The American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) has announced that the Rev. Dr. James Mitchell Harrison, former President of ABCOTS (2011-2013), has been elected to serve the Region of the South as Regional Executive Minister.  The election occurred on Thursday, April 16, 2015, following the recommendation of the Search Committee, and an affirmative vote of the Region’s Board of Directors, and body of delegates attending the 45th Annual Session held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
 

 

TRADEGY IN CHARLESTON, SC
General Secretary Roy Medley extends on behalf of the American Baptist Churches our deepest Christian sympathies to the members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston,  SC and the AME family at large for the murders they have endured in yet another senseless act of gun violence.   We are both shocked and outraged by this crime and the ongoing assaults that are all too common in America.  While the killer's motives are not known, the potential racial overtones only add to our anguish and fears as a community.
Our prayers are with these our brothers and sisters in Christ for strength and comfort and for our country in the midst of an epidemic of pervasive random violence.


ABCOTS along with ABC/USA are deepenly saddened by the recent tragic happenings in Charleston, SC. Our prayers and condolences go out to the families.
The Ministers Council Responds to the Tragedy in Charleston, SC...Tradegy in Charleston, SC

announcement
ANNOUNCING
ABCOTS'  NEW EXECUTIVE MINISTER
DR. JAMES M. HARRISON
Executive Minister
Dear American Baptist Family Members: 
We are pleased to announce that The Reverend Doctor James Mitchell Harrison, former President of ABCOTS (2011-2013) has been elected to serve the Region of the South as Regional Executive Minister.  This occurred on Thursday, 16 April 2015, after recommendation of the Search Committee, and an affirmative vote of the Region’s Board of Directors, and body of delegates attending the 45th Annual Session held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 
Dr. Harrison, the fourth person to come to this position, succeeds The Reverend Doctor Walter L. Parrish, II, who has successfully led the region for 36 years, beginning January 1979. 
Dr. Harrison will begin his duties on 1 August 2015....New Executive Minister announcement

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Message from the ABCOTS President

Coming to this position affords me a grand opportunity to welcome you to our website and to ABCOTS.  We are pleased to have you view us at this time in missions in denominational work, in our local congregations, in the 15 Southern states that make up the region and in the world as effective witnesses for Christ.  .  

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Message from the ABCOTS Executive Minister

The 45th Annual Session of the American Baptist Churches of the South was held April 15 – 17, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC.  The theme for this session is:
"
Unswerving Faithfulness To God." Thank you all for your support of our 45th Annual Session.