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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.



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.
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 began his duties on 1 August 2015....New Executive Minister announcement


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.  .  


Message from the NEW ABCOTS Executive Minister

Welcome to the American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) website. I am elated and pleased to have you view our site at this time. See us in Missions, Evangelism and Denominational Work, supporting the local congregations serving the District of Columbia and the 15 states throughout the southern United States. Join us in reaching the world for Christ believing and perpetuating His identity, message and ministry!

James Mitchell Harrison

Seasonal Message and Note

Join us in the seven (7) Areas making up the Region of the South in each of our Area Meetings August through October. Watch each of the Areas embrace our annual theme, "Unswerving Faithfulness To God," and interpret it for application in local and in the fields. We are by the coast, in the mountains, and on the plains. We Are The Region of the South for Christ!

Area I - Emmanuel Baptist Church Washington, D.C. - 10/3/2015

Area II - Main Street Baptist Church Smithfiled, VA - 10/9 - 10/10/2015

Area III - First Baptist Church - West Charlotte, NC - 10/16 - 10/17/2015

Area IV - Orlando, FL - 10/31/2015

Area V - Church of the Savior Cedar Park, TX - 9/18 - 9/19/2015

Area VI - Valley Queen Baptist Marks, MS - 11/6 - 11/7/2015

Area VII - Wainwright Baptist Church Charlestown, WV - 8/21 - 8/23/2015


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