North Carolina

N.C. Baptists celebrate 2018, look ahead to 2019

February 5 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Leaders of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) celebrated 2018’s successes and outlined ministry initiatives for the year ahead during the state convention’s first board of directors meeting of 2019. The highlights came from BSC Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr. and other members of the state convention’s executive leadership team during the Jan. 28-29 meeting …

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BSC Board faces $3M budget shortfall

February 4 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Despite experiencing a budget shortfall in 2018 that was called “significant,” Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) officials are optimistic about the long-term financial outlook for 2019 while cautioning that adjustments will need to be made to the budget that will be proposed for 2020.

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Mike Pittman called as BSC church planting leader

February 4 2019 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Mike Pittman, church planter and lead pastor of Vertical Church in Lumberton, was approved as the new Church Planting Team Leader for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) by the convention’s Executive Committee (EC) on January 29. BSC’s Executive Leader for Church Planting and Missions Partnerships, Chuck Register, presented Pittman to the EC …

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New BCH outreach center to aid families dedicated

January 22 2019 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications

The vision to establish a dynamic new ministry to aid families throughout the state came into focus with the Jan. 15 dedication of the Bob and Carolyn Tucker Greater Vision Outreach Center. Donors, dignitaries, staff and community friends gathered at Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s (BCH) Mills Home campus in Thomasville …

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NCBM receives $40,000 donation

January 22 2019 by From press release

Show N Tell Ministries presented a check for $40,000 to the N.C. Baptists on Mission (NCBM) Jan. 11 after organizing a Broadway benefit concert in Raleigh in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Broadway Sings for Florence was held in October at Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Camp Cale receives $25,000 Bryan Award

January 22 2019 by Rye Foundation

The Rye Foundation has announced the winner of its Ray Bryan Award, and the recipient is Camp Cale in Hertford. Warren Steen, the president of the foundation, said the award recognizes a faith-based organization that is making a positive and lasting impact on children and youth.

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Gardner-Webb names interim president

January 22 2019 by GWU Communications

The Gardner-Webb University (GWU) Board of Trustees has named an interim president, who will begin Feb. 1 when President Frank Bonner retires. Ben Leslie, GWU provost and executive vice president, will lead the university until the new president assumes the role.

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WMU-NC celebrates Camp Mundo Vista’s 50th anniversary

January 21 2019 by Allison L. Markwood

Where is your perfect place to get away and reconnect with God? In what sacred spaces have you heard His voice and responded to His calling? Where has God trained you for the ministry you are a part of each and every day? For many women across North Carolina, this space is Camp Mundo Vista.

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Former N.C. pastor answers plea for help at Tijuana border

January 15 2019 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer

The day Juvenal Gonzalez spoke with the Biblical Recorder started just like every other day for him since early December: preparing and serving breakfast – tamales, chilaquiles, sometimes bacon and eggs and pancakes – to asylum seekers at El Barretal, an abandoned concert venue in Tijuana, Mexico, that now houses caravan migrants from Central America.

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N.C. Baptists commission 50-plus church planters

January 9 2019 by Mike Creswell, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

More than 50 new church planters were commissioned by Baptist State Convention (BSC) of North Carolina staff in a service that highlighted the convention’s commitment to plant new churches and share the gospel across the state, including with the many internationals now living here.

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