1974: Rev. J. T. Pugh, Rev George Coleman, and Rev. John Cupit form a committee dedicated to strengthening the UPCI’s effectiveness in reaching into the black communities of North America.

1978: In August, the conference on evangelism into the black community is birthed at New Life Tabernacle in Houston, hosted by Rev. James Kilgore.  The late Rev. Dan Brown was appointed as chairperson during the second such conference in Little Rock, AR.

1982: Rev Brown unexpectedly passed away after serving the ministry with excellence and effectiveness.

1983-1991: Rev. Vernon Brite leads the ministry into an era of relevance and growth. BEC becomes a national presence and voice with the UPCI.

1991-2001: Rev. Calvin Enlow and a team of leaders continue the growth and development of the UPCI’s efforts to be effective in reaching into the black community.

2001-2012:  Rev. Alonzo Terry serves as director and Rev. Wilbert Blandon as secretary.  Under their capable leadership, Building The Bridge Ministries continues to fulfill many of the objectives established at its inception in the 70’s.

2012: Citing the need for a fresh direction, both Rev. Alonzo Terry and Rev. Wilbert Blandon step down as leaders.  Rev. Kenneth Stewart and Rev. Art Wilson are voted in as director and secretary, respectively.  The ministry entertains the notion that  the evolution of social and cultural realities necessitates some changes within the ministry.  The scope of Building The Bridge Ministries is both strengthened and expanded under the leadership of these capable man and the board of BTB Ministries.

Do not remove the ancient landmarks which your fathers have set. - Proverbs 22:28

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