Rev. Geraldine L. Harris Makes History

BMCGNY&V Elects First Woman President

On Monday, December 13, 2021 history was made when Rev. Geraldine L. Harris became the first female president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater New York & Vicinity (BMCGNY&V).

President Harris and her cabinet were installed at the Greater File Chapel Baptist Church, where she is pastor. Rev. Dr. Carl L. Washington, Jr. Empire Missionary Baptist Convention president presided over the occasion. Rev. Dr. Anthony Lowe, United Missionary Baptist Association moderator, conducted the installation.

Founded in 1898, the BMCGNY&V is NYC’s oldest and largest clergy organization representing over 300,000 constituents.