By Bob Allen
Timothy Tee Boddie, a former pastor, university chaplain and divinity school administrator has been named general secretary of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
Boddie, until recently director of the master of arts in Christian education program at Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, N.C., began work Sept. 8. He replaces Pastor Kip Banks, who served as interim general secretary for two years.
As CEO, Boddie will execute the policies and programs of the PNBC, including planning and supervising convention procedures while overseeing operations designed to accomplish the mission of the group formed in 1961 by supporters of Martin Luther King active in the Civil Rights Movement.
Today the PNBC claims more than 1 million members, ranking among the 25 largest religious bodies in the United States.
PNBC President James Perkins, pastor of Greater Christ Baptist Church in Detroit, welcomed Boddie’s selection. “We believe he is the right person for us at the right time,” Perkins said. “I am looking forward to working with him to move our great convention forward.”