The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) reported 37 churches were represented at the African American Pastors Fellowship workshop at the Baptist Building, May 3-4.

BGCO hosts African American Pastors Fellowship May 3-4 - Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma 1

Alvin Deal, pastor from Greenville, S.C., spoke at the BGCO African American Pastors Fellowship workshop

Alvin Deal, pastor in Greenville, S.C., was the event’s speaker. His message emphasized the important of cooperation. He said church leader and members are not to be “players, parasites or just participants,” but rather they should be “partners,” sharing all things in common.

Other speakers and leaders at the workshop included Walter Wilson, BGCO African American ministries consultant; Alan Quigley, BGCO Mobilization Team leader; James Swain, BGCO Equipping Team leader; and LeRon West, pastor of Tulsa, Gilcrease Hills and president of the Oklahoma African American Fellowship.