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(Online) George Liele Missions Awareness Meeting

February 4, 2022@1:00 pm-2:15 pm


February 4, 2022
1:00 pm-2:15 pm


Online Conference – Via Zoom

The African American Fellowship (AAF) Sponsors the George Liele Missions Awareness Meeting.

Legacy of George Liele:

George Liele was an African American and emancipated slave who became the founding pastor of First Bryan Baptist Church and First African Baptist Church, in Savannah, Georgia. He later would become a missionary to Jamaica.


Our Focus:

The African American Fellowship of the BCM/D has established a scholarship fund in honor of George Liele, the first African American missionary for the SBC. The purpose of the scholarship is to support African American missionaries and churches and to aid their efforts with foreign missions.

Guest Speaker

Rev. Dr. Marshal L. Ausberry, Sr.

Rev. Dr. Marshal L. Ausberry, Sr. is the Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church located in Fairfax Station, VA. Pastor Ausberry has served as Pastor of Antioch for 25 years. Pastor Ausberry was elected 1st Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in 2019. The SBC is comprised of approximately 46,000 churches with membership over 15 million. Pastor Ausberry also serves as the President of the National African American Fellowship (NAAF) of the SBC. NAAF is a fellowship of approximately 4,000 predominately African American churches within the SBC (

Pastor Ausberry earned a Doctor of Ministry degree and a THM in Preaching from Gordon- Conwell Theological Seminary; a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University; a graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from Capital Bible Seminary; and a Certificate in Apologetics from Biola University.

In addition, Pastor Ausberry earned a Master of Science degree in Accounting from James Madison University where he also earned a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Accounting and Management. He spent several years in the business world and held positions to include Vice President and Controller, Assistant Controller, and Accounting Manager. He also holds the Certified Public Accountant designation.

He also served as the Director of Financial and Strategic Technical Assistance Program with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) where he consulted with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) on a variety of financial and accreditation issues.

Pastor Ausberry says he now does accounting of a different sort, “Accounting for the souls of men, women, boys and girls.”

Dr. Ausberry has had the privilege to preach and teach in various countries to include Kenya, Benin, Senegal, Italy, Antigua, Southeast Asia and Canada. Dr. Ausberry has served as a church planter assessor for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and has participated in several IMB short-term mission projects. On February 12, 2009, he served as guest chaplain and gave the opening prayer before the 111th Congress of the U.S. Senate.

Antioch is fully engaged in spreading the gospel locally and around the world. Antioch regularly sends mission teams around the world and supports mission work through the International Mission Board (IMB) along with other missionaries and organizations. Pastor Ausberry has led several groups to tour the Holy Land where he says, “It’s like turning the Bible into living color.” Antioch’s purpose is to show our love for God and our Love for others as we Worship together, study the Word, Work cooperatively, and strive to reach the World for Christ.

Pastor Ausberry is married to Robyn Duke Ausberry. God has blessed them with 3 adult children (Marshal, Rian, and Mycah).

Online Event Details

Date:    Friday, February 4, 2022

Time:    1:00PM – 2:15PM

Venue: Online Via Zoom Link  

Cost: FREE

Event Questions: 

Rev. Dr. Nathaniel B. Thomas 301-325-8577 · President , AAF – BCMD

Michael Mattar 703-599-3527

Registration Questions:

Demetra Bennett