North Carolina

Randall House’s Ron Hunter hopes to help families connect

July 25 2017 by BSC Communications

Ron Hunter Jr. is the executive director & CEO of Randall House, a Christian publisher that promotes generational discipleship through curriculum, books and events. Hunter helps church leaders, parents and grandparents live out the disciple-making principles of Deuteronomy 6 through D6 Family Ministries and as an author, conference speaker and leadership consultant.

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Pastor sleeps on roof after students reach VBS goal

July 25 2017 by Imari Scarbrough, Special to the Recorder

A Wadesboro pastor slept on the roof of his church after a recent Vacation Bible School (VBS) raised well over twice the goal of $1,000 for charity. Mark Perko, pastor of Deep Creek Baptist Church, promised if they met their goal, he would sleep on the roof of the church.

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Broken Before the Throne

July 24 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Chris Schofield is a student of revivals, awakenings and and great movements of God throughout history, and he says there’s a common thread that unites all of them. “Every awakening has started with God’s people recognizing their desperate need for Him and crying out to Him in heartfelt prayer,” says Schofield.

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Rebuilding: Many residents still trying to dig out of devastation

July 24 2017 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications

In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina, leaving damaged and destroyed homes in its wake. Since then, N.C. Baptists on Mission, also known as Baptist Men, have made restoring and rebuilding some of these homes a top priority through its disaster relief ministry.

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Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

July 24 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Khoung Rolan was born in a small Montagnard village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. His grandfather was a general in the Vietnamese army, and his father worked in the communist government. Through the witness of a cousin, Rolan and two of his sisters became Christians. …

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Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praise

July 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Southern Baptist African-American pastor Ryan Rice, founder and leader of Life Church in New Orleans, is experiencing the first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference. “To see other pastors who look like me ... and have flourished in their families and their ministries – that’s been a huge blessing and an encouragement,” Rice said.

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Exec. Committee recommends $31M budget for 2018

July 18 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina unanimously approved a motion to recommend to the Board of Directors a $31 million Cooperative Program budget for 2018. The proposal, which came from the convention’s Budget Committee, reflects an increase of $625,000, or about two percent, over the 2017 budget.

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Verse-by-verse nurture marks Andy Davis’ preaching

July 18 2017 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS

To preach verse-by-verse through Isaiah – from 2008 until February of this year – Andy Davis memorized all of the book’s 1,292 verses. It’s a discipline he developed while working as a mechanical engineer in 1986, several years after becoming a Christian.

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Appeals court: Rowan commissioners’ prayers unconstitutional

July 17 2017 by BR Staff

Rowan County commissioners violated the United States Constitution by opening meetings with commissioner-led Christian prayers and inviting the audience to join, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The commissioners could decide to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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BSC announces 2017 annual meeting theme

July 11 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

“Return to Me” is the theme for the 2017 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Annual Meeting, which will include a special emphasis on prayer for revival and spiritual awakening. The annual meeting is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 6-7, at the Joseph H. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

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