Congratulations are in order for Rev. Elizabeth Campbell, pastor of Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Montclair. She, along with her 13-member cabinet, will be installed as officers of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Newark and Vicinity. The installation service will be held Saturday, January 9 beginning at 5:45 p.m. at Saint Paul Baptist Church, 119 Elm Street, Montclair, where Rev. Michael Cox is pastor. All are welcome to attend.
Rev. Campbell, a Montclair native, is the first female to be elected to head the Baptist Ministers Conference of Newark and Vicinity since its establishment about 100 years ago. An organization of ministers from across New Jersey, the Conference provides education, peer support and networking opportunities for its members.
Presiding during the program will be Rev., Dr. Guy Campbell (no relation), president of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey and pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church in Palmyra, NJ. The preacher will be Rev. Dr. Perry Simmons, Jr., pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, Newark, NJ, and president emeritus of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey. The First Shiloh Baptist Church Youth Choir of West Orange will minister in music. Montclair Mayor Jerry Fried, Fourth Ward Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville, and State Senator Nia Gill are among those who will present remarks.