Tim Collins, Executive Director, Mississippi Housing Partnership, presented information to the ministers on foreclosure prevention and expressed an interest in Mississippi joining 47 other states that have a housing trust. Collins also has interest in bringing cooperative housing to the state and establishing a homeless prevention program.
Angela Carson gave an update on the Convention's health care initiatives and thanked churches that sponsored workshops on the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act.
AIDS advocate and Othor Cain presented on HIV/AIDS in Mississippi and encouraged ministers to assist them in reducing the stigma associated with the dreaded disease that affects African Americans disproportionately.
Always time to listen to his members, Convention president, Dr. Isiac Jackson, Jr., lends an ear to Rev. Jesse Sutton Jr., Pastor, New McRaven Hill Baptist Church in Jackson.
The General Baptist Association of Mississippi was organized in October 1872, at Columbus, Mississippi when Reverend Jesse Freeman Boulden of Columbus resisted efforts of others to bring his associational work into the General Convention. The General Baptist Association was what the writer would call an "Association of Associations".