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July 17, 2019

Pastors plan to repeat roles as BSC first, second vice presidents

July 16, 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Editor
Both the first and second vice presidents for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina plan to be nominated for second terms. 

Johnson Ferry announces senior pastor candidate

July 16, 2019 by Christian Index Staff 
The search team for Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga., announced July 14 that North Carolina pastor Clay Smith will preach in view of a call on Aug. 4 to occupy the pulpit previously filled by Bryant Wright.

N.C. Baptist Pastors’ Conference focuses on being ‘One’

July 15, 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Editor 
This year’s North Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference Nov. 10-11 highlights unity. The two-day event is scheduled prior to the Nov. 11-12 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting in Greensboro.

Title X abortion rule remains amid legal challenge

July 16, 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press
Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders have commended a federal appeals court’s latest action to permit the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule to remain in effect while it undergoes a legal challenge.

‘Gospel Above All’ study follows Greear’s SBC theme​
Amid hurricane’s onslaught, churches tap technology​
German family still in custody, homeschooling limbo​
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The latest in N.C. Baptist life

The 2019 annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) will be here before you know it. The next issue of the Biblical Recorder's print edition (July 27) will feature a center spread dedicated to information about the yearly gathering, along with other news in N.C. Baptist life.

Be sure to note special items on the agenda, including a special message on evangelism by Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's (SBC) Executive Committee.

The current BSC first and second vice presidents announced recently that they will be nominated for another term. You can learn more about the candidates, Micheal Pardue and Matthew Lebetter, at BRnow.org.

The N.C. Baptist Pastors’ Conference (NCPC) is slated to focus on unity among Christians. NCPC president Chip Hannah said the theme “One” is rooted in Ephesians 4:4 – “There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call.”

Clay Smith, president of the BSC board of directors, was announced on Sunday as a candidate to succeed former SBC president Bryant Wright as pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga. Smith is currently pastor of First Baptist Church in Matthews, N.C. He is scheduled to preach in view of a call at Johnson Ferry on Aug. 4. Stay tuned to BRnow.org for news updates in the coming weeks about the potential leadership transition on the BSC board of directors.

As always, feel free to send any photos, videos or news updates to editor@brnow.org about missions and ministries in your region of the state. Our staff would love to hear from you!

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