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Welcome to the Ohio Baptist General Convention Website

Visit this site often to stay current on the events of the OBGC

Men of the Ohio Baptist General Convention

Contact the OBGC membership department

Women of the OBGC

Districts communicating with each other across the state

Fellowship - Stewardship - Leadership

Serving the State of Ohio for the Glory of God's Kingdom

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Theme: "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." - Hebrew 13:8

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OBGC President - Dr. Otha Gilyard

Dr. Otha Gilyard, President                                    Dr. Otha Gilyard,

    President Ohio Baptist General Convention Inc.
    Senior Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church.
 
     Dr. Gilyard was born on a farm in Brickeys, Arkansas. He
     attended public schools and graduated from A.M.P. Strong
     High School in Marianna, Arkansas. His college work was put on
     hold while he served in the military from 1966-1969. He then
     continued his education and received his Bachelor of Arts degree
     from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Gilyard’s
     degrees are from Princeton Theological Seminary (Masters of
     Divinity) and Union Theological Seminary (Master of Sacred
     Theology). His earned Doctorate Degree came from Chicago
     Theological Seminary.


     He was awarded the prestigious Merrill Fellowship to study at
     Harvard Divinity School and has received Honorary Degrees from
     Lee Bible College (Memphis, TN) and Kalamazoo College
     (Kalamazoo, MI). In 1971, Dr. Gilyard accepted the call to Second Calvary Baptist Church in Hopewell,
     NJ. In 1975 he accepted the call to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Kalamazoo. On December 1, 1993,
     Dr. Gilyard formally became the Pastor-Elect of Shiloh Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. He is
     married to Frieda Gilyard, has one daughter, Karla Jackson, and is the proud grandparent to Kareem
     and Margeaux Jackson.

 

 

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