Charlotte’s St. Paul Baptist installs 5th pastor in 117-year history


Charlotte’s St. Paul Baptist installs 5th pastor in 117-year history

The Rev. Robert Charles Scott was installed Sunday as the new pastor of Charlotte’s St. Paul’s Baptist Church.

The 5,000-member African-American church in the Belmont community has been a leader in advocating for the city’s have-nots and minorities.

The church made space, for example, for a grassroots activist group called H.E.L.P., short for Help Empower Local People.

Scott, a Mississippi native who has a degree from Duke Divinity School, succeeds the Rev. Greg Moss, who left the church for health reasons in late 2015.

Scott, 48, is just the church’s fifth pastor in its 117-year history.

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