Revival for the church and spiritual awakening for the U.S. culture are the focus of the National African American Fellowship as it holds its annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, June 14–15, according to NAAF President K. Marshall Williams Sr.
The group encourages Christians to pray and fast to that end, said Williams, pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
“We are praying that God will pour out His Spirit, like a mighty purifying fire, of deep conviction, confession, spiritual brokenness with genuine fruits of repentance from the sins of immorality, abortion, crime, racism, injustice etc. that have been systemic satanic strongholds in our nation and our world,” Williams told Baptist Press, “so that we will see loving unity in the Body of Christ which will usher in an unprecedented revival, spiritual awakening and healing in our land!”
NAAF will meet in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, will participate in the Crossover community outreach, worship, conduct business and hold its annual banquet.
“We are seeking the Lord for His power and wisdom, so that His love, mercy and justice will rule in polity and practicum,” Williams said, “so we can be used as instruments of righteousness to push back darkness in this sin sick secular society!”
Mark Croston, preaching pastor of the Living Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., will deliver the message at NAAF’s annual worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14, at New Antioch Bible Fellowship, 1415 Lancaster Ave. in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a Columbus suburb. Croston is national director of black church partnerships at LifeWay Christian Resources. Trent Hayes is host pastor. NAAF is also encouraging its membership to attend the June 14th Pastor’s Conference at 6 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
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SOURCE: Baptist Press – Diana Chandler