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August 22, 2018

Oakhurst: Replanted church grows through cooperation

August 20, 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
Four years ago Oakhurst Baptist Church was prepared to close its doors. Located just a few miles southeast of Charlotte’s city center, the once-thriving congregation had weathered ...

Creedmoor pastor killed in car accident

August 21, 2018 by BR Staff
Marc Tilley, senior pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Creedmoor, died in a car accident Aug. 10. “The way he carried himself and the vision he had for the church was certainly a draw ... READ MORE

N.C. pastor plans to start Kenyan orphanage

August 20, 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor
Because of a trip to East Africa eight years ago and a life of twists and turns, Wesley Wallis believes God has equipped his family to start an orphanage in Kenya.

Blackwell celebrated for 35 years of 'bold' leadership

August 21, 2018 by BR Staff
The Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) honored Michael Blackwell as he passed a 35-year milestone July 1 as executive director of the historic ministry.

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Vision team to help implement SBCAL recommendations
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Rejoicing and weeping

If someone were to ask, "Does your church need revival and renewal?" there's a good chance each of us would say yes, to some degree. But there are many churches across the state – and throughout the nation, in fact – that are experiencing decline at alarming levels. One of those congregations was Oakhurst Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C.

Four years ago Oakhurst was prepared to close its doors. Yet, the church is now thriving due to a successful "replanting" effort that occurred through partnerships with other local churches. Read more about Oakhurst's encouraging story here. And, if you believe your church is in serious need of revitalization or replanting, contact your local association or state convention leaders.

Last month, Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina celebrated the 35-year anniversary of Michael Blackwell's leadership. You will be astonished at how the ministry has expanded during his tenure as executive director. Find out more here.

The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 12:15 to "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." This week we are grieving with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church whose pastor, Marc Tilley, was killed in a car accident Aug. 10. Tilley's wife, Candi, was driving the vehicle when they were hit from behind. She sustained injuries, but has been released from the hospital. A memorial service was held Aug. 15. Please pray for Pleasant Grove as the church mourns this significant loss.

As always, your Biblical Recorder staff is ready and willing to serve you however we can. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or potential story leads.

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