Black Church Missions

Black churches are increasing in number within the Southern Baptist Convention, and they are pivotal in the fulfillment of IMB’s Revelation 7:9 vision. Black Church Missions celebrates missionaries of African descent and points toward pathways to become active partners with IMB’s work around the globe making disciples of all peoples in obedience to the Great Commission.

We join in the Revelation 7:9 vision with a multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language in taking the good news of Jesus to every corner of the earth.

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George Liele


George Liele Church Planting, Evangelism, and Missions Sunday

February 5, 2023

Celebrate the legacy of George Liele and the work and leadership of Black and African American Southern Baptist missionaries.

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David Cornelius

David Cornelius: Encouragement Toward International Missions

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David Cornelius: The Blessing of Going

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Eric Reese

Eric Reese: Why Missions Matter

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Eric Reese: Passion for Missions

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Yvette Aarons

Yvette Aarons: Storytelling on Mission

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Yvette Aarons: Obedient to Go

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Julius Tennal

Julius Tennal: How has serving enhanced your passion

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Julius Tennal: Why a diverse representation matters

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Learn about our new George Liele Scholarship.

The George Liele Scholarship encourages the expansion of international missions knowledge and experiences among Black and African American Southern Baptist churches.

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Jason Thomas

African American Church Mobilization Strategist

Jason Thomas is a Louisiana native and is currently serving as African American Church Mobilization Strategist with the International Mission Board of the SBC. Jason has served for the last 10 years in areas of collegiate ministry, missions, discipleship, community service, Christian Education and church planting. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Gaynel for 11 years and is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a MDiv in North American Church Planting.

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The IMB’s vision is not ours to fashion.

“God has given His vision to the church. That vision, expressed so clearly in Revelation 7:9 of a multitude of every language, people and tribe and nation, is His vision.” — Dr. Paul Chitwood


A multitude from every language,
people, tribe and nation
knowing and worshiping
our Lord Jesus Christ
(Rev. 7:9)


To serve Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations

Three Ways to Engage in Missions


Rejoice over what God has done and continues to do as we intercede for missionaries and the nations.


100% of your gifts transform lives with the gospel. We want to help you maximize the use of resources for His glory among all peoples.


Since its beginning in 1845, the IMB has had one goal: take the good news of Jesus Christ to the world.