Stewart Cleveland Cureton

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Dr. Stewart Cleveland Cureton (March 24, 1930[1] – December 30, 2008), also known as S.C. Cureton, was President of the National Baptist Convention from March 1999 to September 1999. Cureton, then Vice President-At-Large, took over the leadership of the Convention when his predecessor Henry Lyons was forced to resign. He served the remainder of the Lyons' tenure.[2] Cureton, a former math teacher, was pastor of Reedy River Missionary Baptist Church in South Carolina. He was an advocate on state issues such as the establishment of a holiday honoring Martin Luther King in Greenville County. Cureton was instrumental in bringing King to Greenville for a speech in April 1967. He died on December 30, 2008 aged 78.[3][4]