PHEN Participates in Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) 50th Anniversary Meeting

PHEN was invited to exhibit at the meeting and Thomas Farrington, PHEN President, will speak at a meeting of PNBC's health ministries on Thursday, August 11th. PNBC has a church membership of 1,500, and a number of their member churches joined PHEN in this year?s Father's Day Rally.

PNBC General Secretary, Dr.Walter Parrish, pictured with Thomas Farrington, spoke at PHEN's summit in 2010.


The PNBC movement supported Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle for freedom for African Americans. It was the PNBC that provided a denominational home for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many of the Baptist leaders in the Civil Rights Movement. They all became important forces in the life and work of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

As a result of this involvement from members of the Civil Rights Movement, the centerpiece of the PNBC witness became one of social justice and human liberation as a mandate of the Gospel. In essence, the PNBC became a living African American Christian organism, vibrant with energy and committed to the social gospel for the transformation of U.S. society.

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