Trustees

Welcome to the PBC’s Board of Trustees Information Page!
We pray that this page answers the questions you may have about the Board and what we do. If your questions are not answered, or you would like to send the Board your comment, feel free to send your questions and comments for the Board to: trusteechair@pilgrimbaptistchurch.org.
At the end of this information, the Board provides links to various documents of the Church.
 
Mission
The Board’s mission is to support the spiritual and ministerial goals and objectives of the Church-body by providing sound and reasonable financial management that promotes long-term financial stability for all of the church’s desired activities.
Responsibilities
The Board’s specific responsibilities are set forth in full in the Church Constitution, Article VI, section 4. The Board has fiduciary responsibility for managing the church’s budget, expenses, revenue generation and handling, setting the fund raising policy and final approval of all fund raising activities, accepting church gifts in accord with PBC’s stated policies, and contractual obligations, as well as oversight over the human resources and capital assets of the church.
 
The Board manages these tasks in consultation with the church members, Tri-Board, and Senior Pastor.
 
Board Committees
 
The following Committees report to the Board of Trustees. Each of these Committees is comprised of a chairperson and members from the Board of Trustees and additional members of Pilgrim:
  • Personnel
  • Finance
  • Audit
  • Building & Grounds
  • Legacy Tree Committee
Meetings
The Board meets on the first Tuesday following the first Sunday of every month, unless otherwise agreed to by the Board. The Board’s meetings generally start at 6:30pm and end at approximately 8:30pm. The meetings are open to church members. Non-Board members may not vote at Board meetings. They may not participate in Board discussions, unless invited to do so by the Chairperson. 
Powers of the Board
Subject to the powers and authorities expressed in the Church’s Constitution, Article VI, section 4, the Trustees shall:
  • Between quarterly and annual meetings of the Church body, be the governing body and exercise the power of the Church;
  • Have exclusive authority to negotiate, enter into and cancel all contracts.
  • Create and terminate such committees as it deems necessary to carry out the work and functions of the Church.
  • Employ and terminate the ministerial and operations staff, as necessary, as well as define their duties, responsibilities, compensation and benefits.
Qualifications needed to become a Trustee Board Member
These are covered fully within the Constitution. But briefly, a person must be a member Pilgrim Baptist Church for at least one year before candidacy. And, you must have sound fiscal integrity. The Board is comprised of up to 21 members, and one-third of its members are elected by the Church body annually. Board members serve three year terms. Additional information and requirements are stated in the Constitution, Article VI, section 4.
2014 Trustees

Aaron Rupert, Treasurer  

Deborah Brown           

Nathaniel Galloway, Building & Grounds            

Albert Goins, Sr., Vice Chair

George Okpara

Ora Lee Patterson, Secretary & Personnel Chair            

Brenda McDaniel

George Robinson

Rhonda Eaves                    

Clifford Moore 

Ian Wesley Taylor 

Russell Knighton                    

David Flowers                  

Joy Beard

Stephanie Dilworth, Trustee Chair

Debbie Anderson-Vines

Leroy Leftwich   

Sylvia Blakely, Assistant Treasurer

Tori Richardson-Hill

 

 

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