NBEA Black History Month Celebration & Proclamation

Black Evangelicals Beliefs: “Exalting the Lord Jesus Christ”

[This article is reprinted from the section on Black Evangelical Beliefs “Third, Exalting the Lord Jesus Christ” in Pro-Black, Pro-Christ, Pro-Cross: African Descended Evangelical Identity by Rev. Dr. Walter Arthur McCray (Black Light Fellowship, Chicago, 2012). Purchase copies at www.blacklightfellowship.com]

  • Third – Exalting the Lord Jesus Christ. 
  •  Black Evangelicals believe in . . .Exalting the LORD Jesus Christ Who we trust, preeminently profess, worship, and testify as “the Son of God all by Himself,” our unique and only Savior, Who “became flesh”—coming from the Godhead into our world, and living as “Immanuel” among us in the manifestation and likeness of African humanity—and Who both atoned for sinners and our sin by His blood on the Cross, secured our full redemption by His Resurrection from the dead and exaltation to glory, and Who will come again on His “DAY”;  more…

 NBEA 2017 – A Glimpse:
Cush Cries Out! Christ Answers!

NBEA: A Lamp under a basket

A Testimony by   Rev. Normal M. Dowe
When I attended The National Black Evangelical Association’s (NBEA’s) 54th National Convention in April, I discovered a lamp that is under a basket (Matt. 5:15). Years ago, I had heard that it existed but knew nothing about it. The convention’s theme, “Prayerful, Prophetic, Practical Intercession/Intervention for Communities in Crises” intrigued me. Black American communities are in a state of crisis from various trials. I believe that the only answer to the crisis is God. However, many African Americans, especially men and the young, have abandoned faith in God. Others, who still claim to be Christians have a personal theology that bears little resemblance to true Christianity. Holiness, faithfulness to the Word of God, and empowerment by the Spirit of God are not common topics in today’s Christian circles. I am Black, committed to the veracity of the Word of God, and baptized in the Holy Spirit. I have started to wonder, where are the Black, Biblical, and Spiritual brothers and sisters.  More…

A Message From the President: Evangelical Blackness and Focus on Ministry to People of African Descent

CertifieldBlackEvangelicalsThe pervasive portrayal of conservative “Evangelicals” in the media’s coverage of the current political race for president demands that the National Black Evangelical Association reaffirm its cultural commitment and ministry to Black people. Without reservation, NBEA is pro-Black and pro-Christ, and pro-Cross of redemption of the world. Certainly, we are not whitenized evangelical Black believers. We welcome all, especially brothers and sisters of African descent, to understand our beliefs and vision by reading the article “Certified Black Evangelicals.”


Welcome to NBEA:   Organized in 1963, the National Black Evangelical Association (NBEA) is an African-American focused ministry of reconciliation, with the watchword of“unity in diversity without enforced conformity.” NBEA has a primarily Black membership that is cross-denominational, and promotes Biblical and cultural integrity. NBEA worships and represents the Lord Jesus Christ.   We center ourselves in the Bible, and believe that the new birth of God’s salvation comes by His grace, to all who repentantly trust in the atoning death of Christ and His life-giving resurrection.  Find more information on the About  page.




Reflection on Black Lives
Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr.
Last night, two young Black Christian leaders from our community came to visit us.  They joined a steady stream of young people who’ve come to our home in the last few years seeking answers.  continue reading


Some Things I’ve Learned Along the Way
Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr.
Soon I’ll be seventy years old.  It’s hard to fathom this, since I still feel twenty-five.    When I was young, I lived for moments.  Today, I’m living for time.   continue reading


Circle of Protection
Dear Presidential Nominee Clinton and Presidential Nominee Trump:     It is now apparent that you will stand as the [Republican/Democratic] Party’s candidate for election to the office of President of the United States. The calling to public service is a sacred vocation,     continue reading


Urban Ministry Notes on the Recent Dallas Shooting
Rev. Joel Washington (Khunanpu Sangoma)
“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government, I cannot be silent.”  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Beyond Vietnam, April 4, 1967, Riverside Church, NYC, to Clergy & Laity Concerned About the Vietnam War    continue reading


God can use our Suffering for His Greater Glory
 Dr. Anne Bailey
These are troubling times but people of African descent have known great troubles. As the Negro spiritual goes, “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, Nobody knows my sorrow.”      continue reading


Being Black and God’s Elect:
Pastor E. Stephen Roberts
God fulfills His plans for our particular generation of Christ’s Church the same way that He has done in the many generations of believers who have come    continue reading