The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Inc or LBMEC has retained Rev. Dr. Olu Q. Menjay as President of the Convention and also Principal of Risk Mission Institute.
A statement issued Wednesday in Monrovia says Rev. Menjay was re-elected at the 102nd Session of the LBMEC convened in Greenville City, Sinoe County, Southeast Liberia. “Dr. Menjay, former Vice President of the Baptist World Alliance (2010-2015), was first elected as the LBMEC President in 2012,” the statement said, and continued that as a testimony of his brilliant leadership and vision, he was re-elected on white ballot on Saturday, April 16, 2016 along with a team of executive officers.”
Other elected officers are Rev. William K. Saye, National Vice President; Deacon T. Martin Allen, Recording Secretary; Sis. Precious Andrew Greaves, Treasurer; Deacon D. JugbeNagbe, Sr., Internal Auditor and Brother Anthony Tucker, National Chorister. Twelve County Vice Presidents of the LBMEC were also elected.
At the induction ceremony on Sunday, April 17, 2016, Rev. Dr. Shelton Siedi, former president of the LBMEC challenged Dr. Menjay and the newly elected officials to continue to serve the church. Preaching at the Sunday Service, the Rev. Henry Peabody, Senior Pastor of the First International Baptist Church, Trenton, New Jersey, encouraged Liberian Baptists to trust in God, who is able to do “more than we can imagine or think.”
The LBMEC annual gathering brought together more than 650 delegates and pastors from 14 counties across Liberia, and over 90 churches at the Grace Baptist Church, using as theme “More Than We Can Imagine” taken from Ephesians 3:20-21.
The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention was founded in 1880 to bring Baptist churches together for fellowship, cooperation and the development of programs in Christian education and evangelism.
The LBMEC, comprising of churches, educational institutions and auxiliaries, recognized during its inception that as Baptists, there was great virtue in the principle of “Strength in Unity”. The Convention has expanded its program goals to include the development of member churches’ capabilities for self-sustainability, self-governance and self-propagating.
The Convention is the connection between churches in Liberia and the world over. Press statement
By Ben P. Wesee