Genesis, an organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was established on October 19, 1971. It developed from meetings between Church leaders and Black converts in the Salt Lake Valley, many of whom were descendants of early pioneers, and some who were less active in the Church of Jesus Christ.
The mission of Genesis is to support members of the Church of Jesus Christ who are of African descent, to engage all Church members in dialogue, and to recognize the contributions of all Saints, regardless of race, ethnicity, and background.
Special care was taken to ensure that Genesis not be seen as an attempt to segregate the races. In this sense, Genesis functions like other ethnic units and congregations of the Church, like a Lao or Chinese branch, a Spanish Ward, and so forth. This provides a safety net for people of different backgrounds and cultures while they adapt to their Church home and to one another.
លោកុប្បត្តិទទួលស្គាល់ថាមានទស្សនៈផ្សេងគ្នាទាក់ទងនឹងក្រុមជនជាតិនៅក្នុងសាសនាចក្រប៉ុន្តែជឿថាអត្ថប្រយោជន៍ជាក់ស្តែងនៃសកម្មភាពសាសនាចក្រការរក្សានិងការគោរពវប្បធម៌ផ្សេងៗគឺចាំបាច់ចំពោះបេសកកម្មរបស់សាសនាចក្រដើម្បីស្វែងរកសេចក្តីអំណរនៅពេលយើងមករកព្រះគ្រីស្ទ។ លោកុប្បត្តិបន្តបម្រើនៅក្រោមការដឹកនាំបព្វជិតភាព។ គណៈប្រធានទូទាំងពិភពលោកនៃក្រុមលោកុប្បត្តិរួមមាន Jamal Willis, Davis Stovall និង Joseph Kaluba ។
The San Francisco Bay Area Genesis Group is led by Michael King and counselors Thomas Cain and Nathaniel Whitfield. They report to Stake and Area Authorities. We look for opportunities to share our experiences and history and talk with congregations and unit organizations, community and clergy leaders, and people of goodwill everywhere.