Bartholomew Orr believes in racial reconciliation, and he believes that reconciliation comes through a shared commitment to missions.
Orr has served as senior pastor of Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, since 1989. A vibrant church with a rich history, Orr and his congregation want to serve as an example of a church that leads the way in local, national and international missions.
“This is our season to lead, and I believe God is calling us to lead on so many fronts,” Orr said. “One of those (fronts) is racial reconciliation. … Anyone who does a quick history lesson will discover one thing that has always brought Baptists together is mission work.”v