Charlotte’s Rev. Clifford Jones loses bid to lead National Baptist Convention
09/04/2014 10:16 PM
09/05/2014 1:00 AM
The Rev. Clifford Jones Sr. of Charlotte’s Friendship Missionary Baptist Church lost his bid Thursday to become the next president of the National Baptist Convention.
Meeting in New Orleans at the denomination’s 134th annual meeting, delegates instead elected the Rev. Jerry Young of Jackson, Miss., to a five-year term. Young, who was convention vice president, beat four others to lead the country’s largest black religious group. Tim Funk
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
Charlotte Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.