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Rev. Dr. Timothy StewartOct 30, 1956 - Sept 17, 2021

Dear Progressive Family & Friends,
Below are dates and times of the Celebrations of life for our beloved 21st President, the late Reverend Dr. Timothy Stewart.
Services will be streamed live via Facebook
First Lady Sharon Stewart and the Family thank you for your thoughtfulness, heartfelt messages and kindness during this time of bereavement.
We press on… In pursuit of wholeness.
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Wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of 21 President Reverend Dr. Timothy Stewart (September 25th) Watch here:

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It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our beloved 21st President, Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart.

Dr. Stewart faithfully served the Progressive National Baptist Convention for over 3 decades, making history in 2018. He was the first President from the International Region in Progressive’s 60 year history.

Today as we mourn, we remember and celebrate a great Shepherd, Pastor of the Historic Bethel Baptist Church in Nassau, Bahamas, husband, father, family man, visionary leader, counselor and friend. We grieve not in despair but with hope that we shall meet again.

On behalf of Convention Leadership, our 1st Vice President, Reverend David Peoples and Lady Margaret Peoples, 2nd Vice, Dr. Keith Byrd, Sr. and Lady Kimberly Byrd, General Secretary, Dr. A. Wayne Johnson, Dr. Ralph Canty, 9th President/Special Counsel and Lady Toye Jane Canty, we extend heartfelt condolences to the family and ask that you pray for his wife, Mrs. Sharon Stewart, their children, Timothy, Michael, and Gardner Calvin, the Bethel Baptist Church family and the entire PNBC Convention.

An official statement and details are forthcoming.

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A message fromDr. Timothy Stewart, President

My Progressive Family, God has ordained it for us to yield ourselves to this Divine Purpose and plan, through the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

This Convention, through its leadership and its membership, has striven to carry out the work of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and represent the outstanding Christian Leadership in challenging times. We salute the life and contributions of all those who have served.

During the next four years, we will focus on the theme “In Pursuit of Wholeness.” Through this theme, we must remember the awesome responsibility that is ours to work so our Convention, our Nation, and our world would experience the transformative power of God as He equips and uses us as His agents of change, for His glory and the enhancement of humanity.

I invite all our partners and friends to join us as we together serve this present age.

About Us

The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., (PNBC) is a vital Baptist denomination with an estimated membership of 2.5 million people. PNBC was formed to give full voice, sterling leadership and active support to the American and world fight for human freedom. The convention was the convention -denominational home and platform for the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who addressed every annual session of the Convention until his death in 1968. New generations of Progressive Baptists are continuing the struggle for full voter registration, education and participation in society, economic empowerment and development, and the realization of universal human rights and total human liberation for all people.


PNBC’s charge is “equipping pastors and churches to be effective in ministry and lifting our voice on behalf of the voiceless.”


PNBC is the premier prophetic Christian body that proclaims The Gospel’s social justice message and equips church leadership to meet the needs of the voiceless across the globe.

Theme (2018-2022)

In Pursuit of Wholeness: Recovery of the Sacred, Revitalization of The Community, Maximization of Our Potential, Promotion of Unity

John 5:1-15

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