First Vice President: Dr. George Blackwell, III

Rev. Dr. Blackwell, III, First Vice President of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey, Inc., is a native of Newark and was educated in the Newark school system.  He is happily married to the lovely B. Helena Monk Blackwell, and he is the proud father of three daughters, and the grandfather of two grandsons.  He has served as the Senior Pastor of the Good Neighbor Baptist Church, Newark, since May 7, 1995.  He has earned an Associates Degree in Religious Arts from the Northeastern Bible College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible from the Philadelphia College of the Bible (1991), and a Doctorate in Ministry Degree from the New York Theological Seminary (2000). He is the former Moderator of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association. 


Second Vice President: Dr. J. Michael Sanders

Rev. J. Michael Sanders

Jerry Michael Sanders is Pastor of Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, New Jersey. He has held this position since December of 1983. Pastor Sanders is a former member of the Board of Trustees for New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He is former Moderator for the Middlesex Central Baptist Association and former President of Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention. At present he is a Life Member of the NAACP, American Baptist Churches, and the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

General Secretary: Rev. Darrell Armstrong

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Asst. General Secretary: Dr. James Dunkins


Pastor Dunkins is the Senior Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church (One Church in Two Locations), which is located in Port Norris and Vineland, New Jersey. He has been the Senior Pastor of Shiloh since May 1987. As a result of his pastoring, teaching and implementation of new ministries, the church has grown spiritually, financially and numerically. Pastor Dunkins is married to the former Marsha Morris. They have four children: Erica Yvette, Justin Allen, Jennifer Denise and Brittney Michelle.

Recording Secretary: Dr. Cory L. Jones

Rev. Cory Jones has served as Senior Pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Burlington, NJ since December 2012.  During this period, the church has grown in all facets.  He is the former Assistant Pastor of the Jackson Memorial Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  Dr. Jones has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Divinity from the Morehouse School of Religion at ITC, and a Doctor of Ministry from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University.



Treasurer: Rev. Joseph Jones

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Financial Secretary: Rev. Kevin J. White

Embracing God’s vision has allowed Reverend White to build strong foundations in Jesus Christ via biblically sound expository preaching.  He implemented an impeccable administrative infrastructure for New Zion and its members. Under Reverend White’s leadership, New Zion Baptist Church has moved forward in a steadfast and consistent manner.  The membership embraces and supports the responsibility to reflect the Kingdom of God with expectations that New Zion will be propelled to a higher level of ministry; spiritually, physically and financially.




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