Liberian Baptists End 90th Annual Convention
Posted April 27, 2004
The 90th annual session of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention(LBMEC) ended at the Providence Baptist Church with the adoption of several resolutions.
The 16 count resolution which was read by Sister Gloria Scott(the former Chief Justice) among other things, called for the speedy disarmament of combatants across the country. The Convention also lauded UNMIL for the level of work done so far, and pledged their unflinching support to the disarmament process.
Madam Scott then described the 90th Annual Session of the Baptist Convention as successful. She said the 89th session that was held at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Barnersville did not enjoy relative peace, because the entire country was at the time, engulfed in war and wanton destruction of lives and properties.
The former Chief Justice said the spread of the war across the country which broke down law and order also caused former president Taylor to resign and go to Nigeria. Madam Scott expressed the LBMEC’s commitment to the peace process and lauded ECOWAS, EU and the UN for their timely intervention to end the war in the country.
In his closing sermon, the pastor of the First Institutional Baptist Base in the United States, Rev Dr.Warren Stewart said he was in sympathy with the condition of Liberia and its people. He said the level of destruction by the civil war was very grave.
At least five persons were certificated in different categories at the close of the convention. Those certificated are Rev. Peter Zaih, Bro. Timothy E. Thomas, Rev. Dr. Warrent H. Stewart and Bro. Michael Jones.