The United Missionary Baptist Convention of New Jersey, Inc. (UMBC) celebrated its 10th anniversary on December 10, 2022 with the installation service of newly elected officers at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. Presided over by Rev. Joann P. Collins, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in South Hackensack, NJ, Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson-Cook delivered the installation sermon.
Dignitaries from various local, state, and national organizations witnessed the installation of Rev. André W. Milteer as president and offered greetings during the event. Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for 23 years, Rev. Milteer holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He succeeded Rev. Dr. Marilyn M. Harris as the president of the convention.
Inspirational music sung by the convention choir under the direction of Rev. Glennis McCloud filled the sanctuary. The event marked a significant moment in the history of the United Missionary Baptist Convention of New Jersey, Inc., as the organization moves into its second decade of commitment to service and spreading the gospel of love.