North Carolina

N.C. Baptists minister behind bars

October 26 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

Substituting another meal for meatloaf doesn’t sound like a big deal to many people. But on a September Tuesday at Johnston Correctional Institution in Smithfield North Carolina Baptists bought and prepared an alternative to the inmates’ least favorite meal.

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Pastor’s Conference to focus on powerful Word

October 26 2011 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications

Hebrews 1:3 promises believers that Jesus Christ is always “sustaining all things by his powerful word,” which is a wonderful reminder of the awesome power of Jesus Christ. So powerful is His word that the physical universe is dependent upon it for survival.

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Ed Yount grateful for time to serve

October 25 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications

Back when Ed Yount wanted to be a basketball coach he wrote to Dean Smith, head coach for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill men’s basketball team, and asked him for advice. He not only got a letter back, he got some advice that he has never forgotten: teach your young men how to do more than play basketball.

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Baptist Children’s Homes changed Kourri’s life

October 24 2011 by J. Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications

Kourri perches herself on the rail of the small pier. With fishing rod in hand, the teen casts her line across the shimmering lake. The bobber attached to the line makes a soft “plop” as it impacts the water’s surface. Her father Steven smiles approvingly as he casts his own line.

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Crestview reaches beyond valley through CP

October 24 2011 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications

This Crestview Baptist Church actually does have a view of crests. The 500-member church’s building is on Pisgah Drive that heads southeast from Canton through a valley surrounded by Pisgah National Forest and mountains with names like Rocky Knob, Pressley and Poison Cove Top.

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Interview with BSC president nominee

October 20 2011 by

Mark E. Harris will be nominated for the office of president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC). He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte. A native of Winston-Salem, he has degrees from Appalachian State University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Interview with BSC first vice president nominee

October 20 2011 by

Conley J. (CJ) Bordeaux Sr. will be nominated as first vice president. He is the pastor of Gorman Baptist Church in Durham. Gorman is the eighth church he has served in North Carolina. He is a graduate of Chowan College, Campbell University, Southeastern Seminary and Bethany Theological Seminary.

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Interview with BSC second vice president nominee

October 20 2011 by

Timmy D. Blair, Sr. will be nominated as second vice president. He is the pastor of Piney Grove Chapel Baptist in Angier. Blair has served one other N.C. church and one in South Carolina. He attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and has degrees from Luther Rice Seminary and Luther Rice University.

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Board of Directors proposed amendments to governing documents

October 19 2011 by

2011 Proposed Amendments to the Governing Documents from the Board of Directors
The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Board of Directors will be bringing four proposed amendments to the governing documents for consideration by messengers attending the upcoming annual meeting of the Convention, November 7-8 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

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Proposed Amendments to Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

October 19 2011 by

I. Proposed Amendment to Article VI of Articles of Incorporation:
Motion 1
The Board of Directors moves that the first sentence of Article VI of the Articles of Incorporation be deleted in its entirety with the following language substituted in its place.

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