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Foundation Partners

American Baptist Foundation encourages you to support our contributing partners in ministry through our planned giving services. Visit their information pages below.

Meet our Ministry Leaders:


Rev. Sharon T. Koh
Board Member
Executive Director International Ministries

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The Rev. Sharon T. Koh is the Executive Director of American Baptist International Ministries. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Rev. Koh is a graduate of the Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA (B.Sc.) and Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (M.Div., M.A.T.). During her eleven-year pastoral ministry, Sharon served as the Mission Pastor at Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles. In 2016 she became the Executive Director of American Baptist International Ministries with oversight of American Baptist mission work in more than 70 countries.
Rev. John S. Williams
Executive Minister
ABC of Central Region

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Dr. Larry L. Greenfield
Executive Minister
ABC of Metro Chicago

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Larry Greenfield is the Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago. He received his B.A. from American Baptist-related Sioux Falls College and his B.D., M.A., and Ph.D. from American Baptist-founded University of Chicago, where he also was a faculty member and administrator in the University's Divinity School. He later served as president of American Baptist-related Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary/Baptist Missionary Training School. He held pastorates and campus ministries in Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also the Theologian-in-Residents for Protestants for the Common Good and a columnist for EthicsDaily.com.
Dr. Judy G. Allbee
Executive Minister
ABC of Connecticut

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Rev. Paul A. Clark
Executive Minister
D.C. Baptist Convention

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Dr. Marcia J. Patton
Executive Minister
Evergreen Baptist Association

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Marcia Patton is the first Executive Minister of the newest Region in the American Baptist family, Evergreen Association. She previously served the American Baptist Churches of the Northwest and was an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church, Salt Lake City, Hatboro Baptist, Hatboro, Pennsylvania and First Baptist Church, Somerville, New Jersey. She earned a Ph.D. at Temple University and has two degrees from Eastern Baptist (now Palmer) Theological Seminary.
Dr. J. Dwight Stinnett
Executive Minister
ABC of Great Rivers Region

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I left a university career in response to God's surprising call to serve as a pastor. I am still surprised by what God does, and count it a privilege to be serving in ministry over 25 years.
Rev. Soozi Ford
Executive Minister
ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

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Rev. Joan Friesen
Executive Minister
ABC of Greater Indianapolis

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The Rev. Joan C. Friesen has been the Executive Minister of ABCGI since November 2009. She previously served as the Director of Church Relations for Redwood Glen (a San Francisco Bay Area Christian Camp and Conference Center) where her husband, Jay Nordgaard, was Executive Director. Before moving to California in August 2000, Joan was Associate Executive Minister for American Baptist Churches of the Northwest with responsibilities in missions, stewardship, and education. She has also served the American Baptist Churches of Oregon as Minister of Camping & Christian Education and in pastoral positions in three American Baptist congregations in Oregon and California.Joan grew up an American Baptist pastor's kid on the west coast. Joan and Jay are enjoying life in their new hometown and are spending time exploring the Midwest.
Dr. Samuel S. Chetti
Executive Minister
ABC of Los Angeles

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Dr. Anthony G. Pappas
Executive Minister
ABC of Massachusetts

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Dr. Alfred J. Fletcher
Executive Minister
ABC of Maine

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Dr. Michael A. Williams
Regional Partner
ABC of Michigan

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Dr. Marshall E. Peters
Executive Minister
Mid-American Baptist Churches

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Rev. James O. Stallings
Executive Minister
ABC of Metro New York

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Rev. Robin D. Stoops
Executive Minister
ABC of Nebraska

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Robin Stoops is a graduate of Ottawa University and North American Baptist Seminary. He has served in churches in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota.
He is married to Kathy Stoops, together they have three children and six grandchildren. He loves to read, collect electronic gadgets and preach.
Dr. Lee B. Spitzer
Executive Minister
ABC of New Jersey

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Dr. Charles E. Revis
Executive Minister
ABC of Northwest

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Rev. Dr. James Kelsey
Executive Minister
ABC of New York State

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Rev. Stephen H. Bils
Executive Minister
ABC of Oregon

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I was called as Executive Minister to ABCRM in 2008 after serving five years on the Central Regions Staff and 18 years of pastoral ministry in four American Baptist Congregations. I view myself and my ministry as being called to serve, equip and empower the local churches and their leaders, both lay and professional, who are the Region. I am passionate about local churches living out the Gospel by being present and engaged in mission and ministry in their own communities and taking that lifestyle to other cultures in our Region, our Nation and around the World.
Rev. Frank T Frischkorn
Executive Minister
ABC of Pennsylvania & Delaware

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Dr. James E. McJunkin Jr.
Executive Minister
Philadelphia Baptist Association

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Dr. Steven Van Ostran
Executive Minister
ABC of Rocky Mountains

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Rev. Alan G. Newton
Executive Minister
ABC of Rochester/Genesee

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Alan Newton has been Executive Minister of the Rochester/Genesee Region since May 2002. His priority is serving the churches who have called him into this leadership role with a commitment to open and honest communication and timely response to their requests. He is active in the community as a mentor to youth, as a practitioner and trainer of restorative justice practices, and in anti-poverty work.
Dr. Walter L. Parrish II
Executive Minister
ABC of the South

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Rev. Dale Edwards
Region Minister
Rev. Edwards has served as Region Ministers since 2012. Prior to that he pastored the First Baptist Church of Lebanon, NH. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dale has a great love for the local church and wants to see our churches healthy and active as indicated by the Region's unofficial motto "The Mission at our Doorstep: Renewal, Restoration & New Beginnings."
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Dr. Arlo R. Reichter
Executive Minister
ABC of Wisconsin

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Arlo grew up in an ABC church in Iowa, went to an ABC-related college and seminary and has served for 40 years in ABC ministries. He has served First Baptist Church-Los Angeles, the American Baptist Assembly/Green Lake Conference Center, First Baptist Church-Anderson, IN and now as Executive Minister in Wisconsin. He has frequently participated in assisting donors realize the goal of supporting their mission or ministry passion.
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