North Carolina

Darst appointed as N.C. Pastors’ Conf. VP

March 26 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Ronnie Parrott, pastor of Christ Community Church in Huntersville, N.C., and president of the 2020 N.C. Pastors’ Conference, announced that he has appointed Clint Darst, pastor of King’s Cross Church in Greensboro, as vice president. Attendees of the 2018 N.C. Pastors’ Conference voted to enable Parrott to appoint a vice president since …

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Seth Brown to lead the Biblical Recorder

March 25 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

The Biblical Recorder’s board of directors has elected Seth Brown to lead the news journal following the retirement of the current editor-president, Allan Blume. Brown is currently the organization’s content editor. Gerald Hodges, chairman of the search committee, presented Brown as the committee’s candidate in the board’s semi-annual meeting today (March 25).

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Committee extends deadline to make nominations

March 12 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Committee on Nominations has voted to extend the deadline to submit recommendations for individuals to serve in various leadership roles with the state convention. Recommendations will now be accepted until March 25 for terms of service that will begin in 2020.

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John Stonestreet calls Christians to engage culture

March 5 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Author and speaker John Stonestreet challenged and encouraged Christians to engage today’s culture with clarity, conviction, confidence and courage without compromising biblical principles during a pair of keynote addresses at the 2019 N.C. Baptist Disciple-Making Conference. Stonestreet, who serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview in Colorado Springs, Colo., told conference attendees …

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Stephanie Orr to chair Tellers Committee

March 5 2019 by Baptist Press Staff

Stephanie Orr has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention’s Tellers Committee, SBC President J.D. Greear announced March 4. Ray Carr, pastor of Baptist Center Church in Clayton, N.C., has been appointed vice chair. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area, told Baptist Press, “I could not be more pleased …

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N.C. surf pro shores up faith, family

March 4 2019 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A

Brett Barley has dreamed of being a surfer since he was 5 years old. Growing up in Buxton, N.C., he began competing as a young man in the Eastern Surf Association and progressed into larger surfing leagues within a few years, such as the Association of Surfing Professionals (now called the World Surf League).

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Identity encapsulates theme of GO conference

March 4 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

The fifth annual GO Conference focused on God’s character as a lens through which the 834 high school and college students should view their identity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Feb. 15-17. The Identity Flows concert following the Friday night sessions featured hip hop artists Legin (Nigel Anderson) and The Ambassador (Duce Branch).

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Mark Harris bows out of new N.C. election

February 27 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Former Southern Baptist pastor Mark Harris has pulled out of the running for Congress, just days after agreeing to a new congressional election amid concerns of fraud. Harris cited health concerns including sepsis and two strokes in an email today (Feb. 26) to state election officials saying he would not remain in the new race …

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Workshop highlights Southeastern’s heart for pastors

February 27 2019 by Lauren Pratt, Southeastern Seminary

The second annual Christ-Centered Exposition Workshop, focused on the Book of Acts, is one of the many ways that Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Pastor’s Center is seeking to equip pastors and students to effectively lead in the local church. “Teaching others the truth of God’s word is an essential element of the Great Commission …

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Board calls for new election in N.C. District 9

February 22 2019 by From wire reports

On Feb. 21, the North Carolina Board of Elections ordered a new election for the contested District 9 congressional seat. Former Charlotte First Baptist Church pastor Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for the seat, called for the new election after hearing days of testimony that illegal activity was going on in the district.

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