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. 

Mission Statement:

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:

  1. Inspire genuine Christian fellowship
  2. Encourage racial and cultural understanding, and
  3. Cultivate Beloved Community

Steering Committee:


Rev. Henrietta Anderson

Faith Ministries Church
Henrico, VA


Rev. James Briggs

Daybreak Metropolitan Church
Addison, TX


Ms. Angela Carson

Assistant to the Vice President
Together for Hope Delta Region


Rev. Cassandra Henderson

Artist, Activist, & Community Organizer
Atlanta, Georgia


Rev. Dr. Carrie Jarrell-Tuning

HOPE Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina


Rev. Dr. J. Livingston

Remnant Fellowship Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia


Rev. Charles Moses

Mountain Spring Baptist Church
Anderson, SC


Mr. Sylvester Nogona

Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC


Rev. DeVontae Powell

Senior Pastor
Rising Star Church
Flint MI



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.





Student.Go is a student missions program of CBF that provides opportunities for college and graduate students to serve with our field personnel and ministry partners.
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Student.Church provides congregational internships to students who are interested in a deeper experience of church life or pursuing a call to ministry. 
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Global Service Corps

GSC is a two-year mission apprenticeship that provides an opportunity for graduates (29 years of age and younger) and retirees to go and work alongside seasoned career Field Personnel & partners in over 20 countries
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The annual PIVOT mission trip is a cultural immersion joint experience between La Familia & the Pan African Koinonia (PAK). Upcoming trips will be in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Mississippi.
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