North Carolina

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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WMU’s Camp Mundo Vista under new management

January 7 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Camp Mundo Vista, a retreat center near Asheboro, N.C. that has been operated by the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) for nearly 50 years, will soon come under new management, according to a recent press release.

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Richard Brunson named finalist for 2018 Tar Heel of the Year

January 7 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Raleigh’s News & Observer revealed its 2018 Tar Heel of the Year Dec. 29. Richard Brunson, executive director-treasurer of North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM), was among the finalists, along with William J. Barber, Rihannon Giddens, Jaki Shelton Green and William Lewis.

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Though not in Congress, N.C. pastor at ‘peace’

January 4 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press

With his apparent election to Congress still uncertified nearly two months after Election Day, former pastor Mark Harris said he is wounded by questions about his character but determined to persevere in his quest for public office. Meanwhile, a Baptist associational leader in Charlotte, N.C. – where Harris pastored First Baptist Church until 2017 …

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‘Miracle’: Lysa TerKeurst reconciles with husband

December 21 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Proverbs 31 Ministries President Lysa Terkeurst is proclaiming God a miracle worker after she reconciled with her husband, whom she said was repeatedly unfaithful and abused substances. She and husband Art renewed their vows near their home in Waxhaw, N.C., but details of the ceremony were not disclosed.

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Dominican Republic native found gospel focus at SEBTS

December 20 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

It started with a prayer. In his home country of the Dominican Republic, youth pastor Moises Gomez had a burning desire to be better equipped to serve the church. He and his pastor asked the Lord to provide a way for Gomez to be equipped for full-time ministry.

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List: Top 50 N.C. churches that gave to Lottie Moon in 2017

December 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Below is a list of 50 North Carolina churches that gave the largest gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (LMCO) from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017. The data was provided by the business services office of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and …

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