North Carolina

N.C. pastor’s election to Congress still uncertain

December 6 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

On election night, it appeared former Southern Baptist pastor Mark Harris finally had fulfilled a years-long sense of calling by being elected to Congress. But a month later, North Carolina’s State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has yet to certify Harris’ narrow victory in the state’s 9th Congressional District amid allegations of election fraud.

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Disaster Relief efforts continue in Carolinas, across U.S.

November 28 2018 by Laura Sikes, North American Mission Board

Pastor Lebron Crisp of Living Water Baptist Church challenged his congregation to look for opportunities to reach hurting people after Hurricane Florence struck the church’s community just a few miles northwest of North Myrtle Beach. The storm’s flood waters damaged hundreds of homes, including several homes of church members. 

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N.C. agencies thankful for Cooperative Program help

November 26 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Three agencies report to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) each year during the annual meeting. The Biblical Recorder (BR), the N.C. Baptist Hospital and the N.C. Baptist Foundation (NCBF) expressed thanks to N.C. Baptists for their support …

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N.C. pastors ‘stand under God’s Word’

November 20 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff

Clint Pressley, pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., opened the 2018 N.C. Pastors’ Conference (NCPC) by encouraging attendees to use the time for rest and renewal as they take some time away from daily ministry. “Let’s you and I together stand under God’s Word and allow it to minister to us and speak to us,” …

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Children’s Homes thanks Baptists for ‘faithful friendship’

November 20 2018 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications

The audience at the Nov. 5 general session of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting grew silent as lights dimmed. A pulsating sound of a heartbeat broke the silence becoming louder and louder, reverberating across the darkened room.

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New college partnership provides pathway for bi-vocational ministry

November 15 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

A new partnership is underway between The College at Southeastern and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) to help students develop technical and ministerial skills for an ever-increasing bi-vocational ministry platform. On Oct. 22, Jamie Dew, dean of the college at Southeastern, and Levy Brown, vice president for academic affairs at VGCC, signed the Memorandum of Understanding …

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Messengers hear reports from convention ministries

November 13 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Representatives from several ministry groups of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) gave updates to messengers during reports throughout the 2018 BSC annual meeting held Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. Following are highlights and summaries of those reports.

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Biblical Recorder skips last December issue

November 13 2018 by BR staff

The Biblical Recorder will not publish the Dec. 29 issue of the news journal in order to allow our staff as well as our print and mailing partners time with their families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Two other issues dated Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 will be published on schedule.

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Why I’m thankful to be a North Carolina Baptist

November 12 2018 by Steve Scoggins

I cannot tell you what an honor it is to be elected as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina! I look forward to getting to know more and more of you over the next year.   This past convention was one of the most inspiring I have ever attended, beginning with the Pastors’ Conference led by Matt Capps.

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Thankful for God’s character in life’s circumstances

November 12 2018 by Milton Hollifield Jr.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. There are many reasons why I love this holiday, and those reasons certainly include the wonderful food and fellowship with family and friends around the table together.   While we rejoice in the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us, scripture informs us that these blessings flow from the character and nature of God Himself.

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