Thank the Lord our Savior, Jesus the Christ, for a great convention in Kansas City, MO.
As president of the National Black Evangelical Association, I thank the Lord for the annual gathering of our 51st year. After having met in Chicago for the last several years, we were glad to convene in Kansas City, MO. We believe the Lord led us this way, and we believe that the presence of NBEA in this locale of the nation glorified God and left a blessed legacy for all who attend the convention.
A word of thanks is always in order to those who did so much work in prayer and labor to help bring the meeting into being. We especially thank our Chairpersons, the Briscoes, and the local and national managers and support persons who pitched in to give assistance—whose names are too numerous to mention. The NBEA is most appreciative of your labor of love and sacrifices you made. May the good Lord reward you for your service.
The rationale here in this Greeting explains our theme, and gives the essential message that ran through our gathering. Allow the exposition of this word to speak to your heart and see how it set the tone for our fellowship and ministry.
Rev. Dr. Walter Arthur McCray , President