North Carolina

Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

July 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Keeping the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) out of politics remains a goal of the SBC’s president and vice presidents, J.D. Greear said in defending their endorsement of President Trump’s justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “All three of us have a desire to keep the SBC out of politics, but we also want to speak with clarity …

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Brindley to be BSC 1st VP candidate

July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Marty Dupree plans to nominate Perry Brindley, director of missions at the Buncombe Baptist Association in Asheville, as the first vice president for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at this year’s annual meeting, Dupree told the Biblical Recorder July 12. Dupree said he is a longtime friend and touted Brindley’s record of ministry.

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UPDATE: White withdraws BSC 2nd VP bid

July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

UPDATE: Randy White, executive director of missions for the New South River Baptist Association (NSRBA), has withdrawn his candidacy for second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), he told the Biblical Recorder on July 13.

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Pardue to be nominated N.C. Baptist 1st VP

July 12 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Micheal Pardue, pastor of First Baptist Icard in Connelly Springs, will be nominated for first vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at the Nov. 5-6 annual meeting in Greensboro, Ed Yount announced July 11. Pardue is “uniquely qualified to help lead our convention to greater things,” Yount said.

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In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

July 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Safe flights from Haiti following a violent citizen uprising have allowed most Southern Baptist mission teams to return to the U.S., Baptist Press has learned. Teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee returned to the U.S. beginning July 9 after air travel resumed from the island nation.

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SBC messengers 'getting younger,' Dallas report shows

July 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Nearly twice as many messengers attended the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting when compared to the previous year, fueled by a strong Southern Baptist presence in Texas, the SBC Executive Committee has announced. The latest registration report also showed increases in first-time attendees and those in the 18- to 39-year-old range.

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Ledbetter to be nominated N.C. Baptist 2nd VP

July 11 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Matthew Ledbetter, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Sylva, N.C., will be nominated for second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Jeff Isenhour announced today (July 11). “I highly recommend Matt for several reasons,” said Isenhour. “First, because of his love for God’s inerrant word …

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Harrison to be nominated for BSC president

July 11 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

John Mark Harrison, pastor of Apex Baptist Church, will be nominated for president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at the November annual meeting, Michael Barrett announced today (July 11). Harrison, 37, will “create unity and renew our vision for reaching the lost …

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Current BSC officers bow out of upcoming elections

July 10 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff

Lee Pigg, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), told the Biblical Recorder he will not seek a second term at the November 2018 annual meeting. Two other officers confirmed they also do not plan to run for office when their terms conclude this year.

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N.C. lawmakers urge release of Pastor Andrew Brunson

July 10 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Forty-eight of 50 North Carolina senators signed a senatorial statement urging the Turkish government to release Pastor Andrew Brunson. A Presbyterian minister from Black Mountain, N.C., Brunson has been imprisoned by Turkey since Oct. 7, 2016. He was arrested and wrongly associated with a group that Turkish authorities say …

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