North Carolina

Couple establishes GWU scholarship with $4-million gift

June 11 2019 by Gardner-Webb University

A couple known for their generosity is once again making an historic contribution to Gardner-Webb University. Carolyn and Robert Tucker have given a $4 million scholarship endowment to establish the “Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship.” Retired GWU President Dr. Frank Bonner worked with the Tucker family for several years in the formation of this gift.

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BSC board briefed on morality measure

May 28 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Members of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) board of directors recently heard an update about a forthcoming measure that would outline steps to remove individuals serving in leadership positions for moral failure. Don Goforth, chairman of the BSC articles and bylaws special committee, shared the update during a regularly scheduled board meeting …

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‘Ride to Clyde’ raises record $77K for BCH

May 28 2019 by Mike Creswell, BSC Contributing Writer

Cheering children and visitors waved excitedly as they welcomed more than 100 motorcyclists who thundered triumphantly onto the grounds of Broyhill Home in Clyde on May 11 to deliver a record $77,674.88 for the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH). It was a crowning conclusion for the fourth annual Ride to Clyde …

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SEBTS celebrates first graduates from Hunt Scholars Program

May 23 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

As Chad Welch and Kevin Cox crossed the stage of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Binkley Chapel, they celebrated not only a personal accomplishment but a monumental milestone in the life of the seminary as the first two graduates from the Hunt Scholars Program. “This program allows hardworking students to maximize both their time and finances,” …

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Eaton explains why he’s running for recording secretary

May 22 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Eddie Eaton, pastor of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, believes his “well-rounded” experience as a victim’s advocate, deputy sheriff and pastor gives him a “unique perspective” on the role of recording secretary for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). That is one of the reasons he agreed to be nominated for the position ...

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M.O. Owens, 105, spent life preaching the gospel

May 21 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Milum Oswell “M.O.” Owens Jr., 105, died May 20 after years of service to North Carolina Baptists. A retired church pastor and founder of Gaston Christian School, he was born in New Holland, S.C., Sept. 4, 1913, and graduated from Furman University in 1933. He later finished with honors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary …

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Honeycutt admits personal, moral failure in resignation

May 21 2019 by Dianna Cagle, BR Production Editor

Three Forks and Avery Baptist Associations accepted Garland Honeycutt’s resignation May 14 in an emergency meeting of the executive council. “Our hearts are broken for Garland, for his family, and for all of those affected,” said a statement by the council. “We ask you to join us in praying for Garland’s healing, restoration, and continued journey with the Lord.

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‘Retooled’ strategy anticipated for Biblical Recorder

May 13 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

The Biblical Recorder will launch a retooled content strategy and editorial staffing structure on June 1 in an effort to make the organization more efficient and effective in the years to come. Seth Brown, elected by the Recorder’s board of directors in March to succeed Allan Blume as editor-president upon his retirement …

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Women on ‘Unshakable Pursuit’

May 13 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

“We’re on an unshakeable pursuit of God and His mission,” said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer of national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) based in Birmingham, Ala., to the 479 Missions Extravaganza participants. “God’s best for us always lies just beyond our comfort zone.” While the WMU leader served as the main speaker for Woman’s Missionary Union …

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Panel addresses common myths about abortion

May 13 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

As part of this year’s 4,000 Steps Experience, Human Coalition hosted a panel discussion about abortion April 27 at Imago Dei Church (IDC) in Raleigh. The annual event features training for pro-life advocates and celebrates Human Coalition’s fundraising efforts. Seth Brown, content editor of the Biblical Recorder and a pastor at IDC …

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