JACKSON, MS, August 4, 2021: The General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi is pleased to announce the election of its 16th President, Rev. Reginald M. Buckley. The historic convention, founded in 1872, elected Buckley to serve the next five years as its leader, following the two term presidency of Dr. Isaic Jackson, Jr. Buckley has most recently served the convention in the capacities of Dean and Executive Director of the Congress of Christian Education. Under his leadership, the Congress has become a vital component of the convention’s work. A W. K. Kellogg Fellow, Buckley looks to bridge the work of the convention with entities that align in values and vision to bring wholeness and holiness to constituent communities throughout the state of Mississippi. Buckley currently serves as Senior Pastor of Cade Chapel M.B. Church in Jackson, MS where he follows the 45-year tenure of his father, Rev. Dr. Horace L Buckley.
The General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi has the distinction of being the oldest black Baptist convention in the state and is comprised of member churches from as far as north as Batesville to as far as south as Biloxi.
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