May 29, 2018

Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith Named First Female President of the Historic Black Family of Christian Churches Together

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World today released the following statement regarding the election of Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith to the post of president of the Historic Black Church Family of Christian Churches Together (CCT). Walker-Smith is senior associate for Pan-African and Orthodox Church Engagement at Bread for the World and a member of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

The statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“Bread for the World congratulates Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith on her election as president of the Historic Black Family of Christian Churches Together. Walker-Smith is CCT’s first female president, from any of the families, and we celebrate this historic moment with her and CCT.

“We know Rev. Walker-Smith will bring the same passion, skill, and energy to her presidential duties as she does to her role at Bread. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with CCT and believe that Rev. Walker-Smith’s election will only bring us closer together.”

CCT is the broadest church fellowship in the United States, seeking to build relationships and foster unity among all the major Christian traditions. These traditions are grouped into five families: Historic Black, Catholic, Historic Protestant, Orthodox, and Evangelical-Pentecostal. There are five presidents in CCT, one for each family.

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