North Carolina

SEBTS celebrates first graduates from Hunt Scholars Program

May 23 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

As Chad Welch and Kevin Cox crossed the stage of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Binkley Chapel, they celebrated not only a personal accomplishment but a monumental milestone in the life of the seminary as the first two graduates from the Hunt Scholars Program. “This program allows hardworking students to maximize both their time and finances,” …

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Eaton explains why he’s running for recording secretary

May 22 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Eddie Eaton, pastor of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, believes his “well-rounded” experience as a victim’s advocate, deputy sheriff and pastor gives him a “unique perspective” on the role of recording secretary for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). That is one of the reasons he agreed to be nominated for the position ...

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M.O. Owens, 105, spent life preaching the gospel

May 21 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Milum Oswell “M.O.” Owens Jr., 105, died May 20 after years of service to North Carolina Baptists. A retired church pastor and founder of Gaston Christian School, he was born in New Holland, S.C., Sept. 4, 1913, and graduated from Furman University in 1933. He later finished with honors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary …

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Honeycutt admits personal, moral failure in resignation

May 21 2019 by Dianna Cagle, BR Production Editor

Three Forks and Avery Baptist Associations accepted Garland Honeycutt’s resignation May 14 in an emergency meeting of the executive council. “Our hearts are broken for Garland, for his family, and for all of those affected,” said a statement by the council. “We ask you to join us in praying for Garland’s healing, restoration, and continued journey with the Lord.

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‘Retooled’ strategy anticipated for Biblical Recorder

May 13 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

The Biblical Recorder will launch a retooled content strategy and editorial staffing structure on June 1 in an effort to make the organization more efficient and effective in the years to come. Seth Brown, elected by the Recorder’s board of directors in March to succeed Allan Blume as editor-president upon his retirement …

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Women on ‘Unshakable Pursuit’

May 13 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

“We’re on an unshakeable pursuit of God and His mission,” said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer of national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) based in Birmingham, Ala., to the 479 Missions Extravaganza participants. “God’s best for us always lies just beyond our comfort zone.” While the WMU leader served as the main speaker for Woman’s Missionary Union …

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Panel addresses common myths about abortion

May 13 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

As part of this year’s 4,000 Steps Experience, Human Coalition hosted a panel discussion about abortion April 27 at Imago Dei Church (IDC) in Raleigh. The annual event features training for pro-life advocates and celebrates Human Coalition’s fundraising efforts. Seth Brown, content editor of the Biblical Recorder and a pastor at IDC …

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Offering relieves head, money pressures

May 7 2019 by Wake Forest Baptist Health

Eddie Barr had been knocked flat for months. The terrible headaches and terrific pressure in his head were so bad, he was bed-ridden. Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center revealing an additional sinus cavity in his forehead that wasn’t draining properly helped a little. But then came pressure of a different kind.

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BSC annual meeting features church planting commissioning

April 30 2019 by BSC Communications

With a focus on the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, “God’s Great Work” is the theme for the 2019 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting, which is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 11-12, at the Joseph H. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

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Biweekly prayer calls bolster ‘Who’s Your One?’

April 22 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Every other Tuesday afternoon for 15 minutes, leaders across the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) pause for a conference call to pray for their “one” – the person they’re seeking to share the gospel with as part of the “Who’s Your One?” evangelistic initiative. The initiative is a joint effort between SBC President J.D. Greear …

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