North Carolina

New York team sees fruitful harvest in N.C.

June 23 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications

When Barry Lawrence pulled into the apartment complex in Rocky Mount he saw something that would be a rare sight back in New York. He saw members of his mission team from New York. City knocking on doors and meeting people. Lawrence had to pull the car over to take it all in.

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Hopewell Baptist gives hours, dollars to missions

June 22 2011 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications

Lee Pigg is often asked how it happened, or what he did to make it happen, and he never really knows exactly how to answer.   In the past six years Hopewell Baptist Church in Monroe, where Pigg is pastor, has gone from 165 in Sunday morning worship attendance to nearly 1,000.

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Couple is at peace among unreached

June 20 2011 by Alan James, Baptist Press

Taped to the inside of their apartment front door is a list of essentials — “phone, water, keys, money, copy of passport” — that a North Carolina couple doesn’t want to forget when leaving venturing into the streets of a South Asian city of 12 million people.

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Charlotte teens take stage in Phoenix

June 20 2011 by staff and wire reports

Two North Carolina teenage ladies took part in this year’s Southern Baptist Convention and Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) annual meetings in Phoenix, Ariz. Kianni Curry and Cassie Taylor, both of University Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte, are two of six teenagers on the 2011 National Acteens Panel.

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N.C. ranks fifth in SBC attendance

June 17 2011 by Brian Koonce, Baptist Press

Attendance at the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting June 14-15 slumped below 5,000 for several reasons, registration officials said. Just before registration closed June 15, there were 4,814 registered messengers from the nation’s 45,000 Southern Baptist churches.

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BSC annual meeting to follow two-day schedule

June 7 2011 by BSC Communications

The 2011 annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) will, for the first time since 1994, feature a two-day meeting instead of a three-day meeting. Messengers approved the change during the 2010 annual meeting. North Carolina Baptists will gather at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro Monday, Nov.

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Volunteers finishing Shelby Mission Camp

June 7 2011 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications

Eddie Williams stands amid walls framed in bare wooden 2X4s, but he is seeing finished rooms for sleeping, eating, conferences and other activities at the Shelby Mission Camp. Williams and his wife, Martha, are veteran missions workers who coordinated North Carolina Baptist response to Hurricane Katrina in Gulfport, Miss.

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Garner church celebrates American Idol

June 6 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

Seeing Scotty McCreery grow up through First Baptist Church in Garner to become this season’s American Idol is no surprise to Travis Tobin. “We are very proud and pleased in how he’s represented the Lord,” said Tobin, FBC’s senior pastor. When the 17-year-old defeated Lauren Alaina in the final show May 25 he knew exactly who to thank: “I thank the Lord.

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More than burning a note

June 6 2011 by BR staff

BR photo by K. Allan Blume Pastor John Attaway III and the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church congregation in State Road finish their May 29 service outside with a note-burning ceremony.

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Mars Hill College hires chaplain

June 6 2011 by Mars Hill College

Effective mid-summer, Mars Hill College has hired Stephanie McLeskey as chaplain. McLeskey was at the University of Georgia, where she served in two positions, as academic advisor and as campus minister through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia.

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