Who are we:
The Pan African Koinonia (formerly the African American Network) are members of CBF from the African diaspora including African Americans, Caribbean, Africans and more.
The purpose of Pan African Koinonia is to cultivate an increased presence of Black individuals and churches throughout CBF life.
Pan African Koinonia (PAK) is a ministry of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship committed to providing support for the Pan African community and enhancing the life of the wider CBF network.
We do this by creating courageous spaces that:
- Inspire genuine Christian fellowship
- Encourage racial and cultural understanding, and
- Cultivate Beloved Community
Rev. Henrietta Anderson
Faith Ministries Church
Rev. James Briggs
Daybreak Metropolitan Church
Ms. Angela Carson
Assistant to the Vice President
Together for Hope Delta Region
Rev. Cassandra Henderson
Artist, Activist, & Community Organizer
Rev. Dr. Carrie Jarrell-Tuning
HOPE Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Rev. Dr. J. Livingston
Remnant Fellowship Atlanta
Rev. Charles Moses
Mount Zion Baptist Church
Mr. Sylvester Nogona
Boiling Springs, NC
Rev. DeVontae Powell
Rising Star Church
Black Clergy Called To Work in White Space:
Black Clergy Called to White Space have a unique call and experience. This PAK affinity group was formed to encourage, support, equip and create safe space for black clergy. Through this initiative CBF will create resources for black clergy and white congregations who seek to diversify their staff so they might mitigate harm and create a healthier call experience.
Young Black and Baptist (YBB)
Young Black and Baptist (YBB) facilitates community among black seminarians across the fellowship to build connections, provide service opportunities and empower students.
In addition to relating to CBF Partner School's Young Black and Baptist continues to form and foster relationships with historically black universities and colleges including Interdemonational Theological Center and Simmons College. Here is a list of participating schools.