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  • Messengers hear reports from convention ministries

    November 13 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Messengers hear reports from convention ministries

    Representatives from several ministry groups of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) gave updates to messengers during reports throughout the 2018 BSC annual meeting held Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. Following are highlights and summaries of those reports.

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  • Mars Hill University inaugurates 22nd president

    November 13 2018 by Mars Hill Communications | with 0 comments
    Mars Hill University inaugurates 22nd president

    A rainy day did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm as John Anthony “Tony” Floyd, J.D., was inaugurated as Mars Hill University’s 22nd president Nov. 9. In his address to the assembled audience, Floyd laid out his vision for the institution’s future – a vision that puts its focus squarely on its students, whom Floyd calls “his Lions.”

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  • Hankins announces retirement plans

    November 13 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Hankins announces retirement plans

    David Hankins, executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention (LBC), announced his plans to retire Nov. 12 during the pre-convention meeting of the convention’s Executive Board in Ruston, La. “At the close of this annual meeting, I will be giving Dr. Bailey, president of the Executive Board, official notice of my intention to retire,” said Hankins. 

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  • Biblical Recorder skips last December issue

    November 13 2018 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Biblical Recorder skips last December issue

    The Biblical Recorder will not publish the Dec. 29 issue of the news journal in order to allow our staff as well as our print and mailing partners time with their families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Two other issues dated Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 will be published on schedule.

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  • Building honors 105-year-old M.O. Owens

    November 12 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Building honors 105-year-old M.O. Owens

    Gaston Christian School in Gastonia honored M.O. Owens Jr. in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 26,000-square-foot facility Nov. 8. The Dr. M.O. Owens Worship and Fine Arts Center bears the name of a North Carolina Baptist preacher who recently celebrated his 105th birthday and is the founding visionary of the school.

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  • Q&A: Loritts on racism, ethnicity and being an ‘insider-outsider’

    November 12 2018 by Maina Mwaura, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Loritts on racism, ethnicity and being an ‘insider-outsider’

    Bryan Loritts is the son of a well-known evangelical preacher, Crawford Loritts, and has himself become a popular speaker and author in evangelical circles. He is the lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in the Silicon Valley area of California and president of The Kainos Movement …

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  • Breakout, luncheons draw annual meeting attendees

    November 12 2018 by BSC Communications & BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Breakout, luncheons draw annual meeting attendees

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting Nov. 5-6 featured more than 40 breakout sessions and a number of auxiliary events that covered a wide range of topics. Below are descriptions of a limited selection of breakouts and other events.

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  • Key leaders focus on discrimination, Kingdom first

    November 12 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Key leaders focus on discrimination, Kingdom first

    Two key North Carolina leaders challenged messengers to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) annual meeting Nov. 6 to confront discrimination and pursue holiness. “Discrimination was a problem in James’ day,” said Lee Pigg, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church in Monroe and president of the BSC …

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