Happy New Year!

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

On behalf of the Board of Directors, our sincerest thanks are extended to our Regional and Chapter Leaders; the Pastors, Sessions, Deacons, Trustees, Congregational Leaders and Church Members who have been blessed by the preached Word of God in 2021. The National Black Presbyterian Caucus is committed to being a source of supportive information that contributes to an effective, contemporary and contextual ministry in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

As we move from the focus, “Reality and Hope,” in 2021, to “Reimagining and Growth,” in 2022, I am excited about what the year 2022 and the future holds for Black Presbyterianism in our neighborhoods and communities around the country, and in the fullness of the Presbyterian Church USA.

Our theme will remain for the full 2021-2023 term as: “The Black Family, Congregation and Community in the Presbyterian Church USA: Navigating Identity, Equity and Economics.” This theme is to encourage our open dialogue, creativity and shared ministry commitment to a national ministry. What a great time to add our voices in new and exciting ways to church growth and congregational enhancement.

And, here is how you can both, help and be a part of this reimagining and growth. First, encourage your Pastor and Elders of the active Session to take active membership in the Caucus. Second, participate fully in the actives of the local chapter. If there is not a chapter, get in touch with the Co-Directors of Chapter Development and help get one started. Third, recommend two or three: programs, events or activities that can be shared nationally through the Caucus’ media platform. You can send your recommendations directly to the National Vice President, Rev. Doris Evans, or to me.

Again, Happy New Year. May you and your family continue to rejoice and be glad in the blessings of our LORD. May 2022 be the best of “Reimagining and Growth,” for the National Black Presbyterian Caucus.


Rev. Dr. Charles C. Heyward, Sr., President