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First African-American to Serve as a C&MA Corporate Officer

The Christian and Missionary Alliance
June 19, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 19, 2019 /Christian Newswire/-- The Board of Directors for The Christian and Missionary Alliance (the C&MA, The Alliance) in the United States announced the election of Rev. Kelvin L. Walker (pictured) to the office of corporate vice president during Alliance Council 2019.

Kelvin is a graduate of Simpson Graduate School, Nyack College, and Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS), where he is currently pursuing his DMin. Since January 2019, he has served as the Metropolitan District superintendent. He has recently fulfilled roles as vice-chair of the C&MA Board of Directors and member-at-large of the President's Cabinet. In May he concluded his three-term tenure as president of the Association of African American Pastors, Consecrated Women, and Licensed Workers of the C&MA. Kelvin has also ministered in various pastoral roles. He is the first African-American to serve as a C&MA corporate officer.

In his nomination speech, Kelvin called the Alliance family to remember our founding purpose as we move into this next era of missions and ministry. "I believe we are in a Kairotic moment," he noted. "There are opportunities, decisions, and calls that God has laid before us . . . asking, 'What will you choose?' Part of that choosing, I believe, is God's call to us to reach back and bring into wherever He's leading us the DNA upon which we were founded."

Also, Steven C. Lausell was reelected corporate secretary by acclamation. Steven is a graduate of Tulane University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Puerto Rico, and ATS. He is the founder and board chairman of Supermercados Máximo, Inc., and has been an attorney, a law clerk to a Puerto Rico Supreme Court justice, and a professor at Nyack College's Extension Campus in San Juan, P.R. Steven has also served on the Puerto Rico District Executive Committee.

In addition, 13 people were elected to the Board of Directors, and a total of 11 individuals were elected to serve on Council committees.

The Alliance is a fellowship of more than 6 million evangelical believers worldwide, with 2,000 U.S. churches, dedicated to fulfilling Christ's command to make disciples of all nations. The Alliance has a thoroughly evangelical doctrinal statement and encourages believers from diverse backgrounds and theological traditions to unite to complete Christ's Great Commission.

SOURCE The Christian and Missionary Alliance

CONTACT: Susan Close, 719-599-5999, closes@cmalliance.org

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