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  • Ride to Clyde raises record $55K for children’s homes

    May 29 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Ride to Clyde raises record $55K for children’s homes

    Call it a noisy way to raise money, but more than 120 riders on 100 motorcycles rode nearly 500 miles across North Carolina over four days in the Third Annual Ride to Clyde and raised a record $55,000 for Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.

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  • Couple discovers new mission field at Children’s Homes

    May 31 2017 by J. Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    Couple discovers new mission field at Children’s Homes

    Jay and Kim Smith spent 26 years sharing the gospel as missionaries in West Africa. Today, the couple continues to share Christ’s love in their new role as Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s cottage parents where they care for as many as 12 girls at Mills Home in Thomasville.

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  • Ride to Clyde bikers collect $32,379 for children’s homes

    May 30 2017 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Ride to Clyde bikers collect $32,379 for children’s homes

    Over the course of three days, 78 motorcycles traveled 460 miles in the second annual four-day Ride to Clyde and presented $32,379 to the N.C. Baptist Children’s Homes during the annual BBQ Festival at Broyhill Home in Clyde on May 13.

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  • Family opens home to BCH foster care ministry

    May 15 2017 by Jim Edminson, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    Family opens home to BCH foster care ministry

    Amanda and Jeremy Parton, with their two daughters, are a Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s (BCH) foster care family. Currently, they have one foster child living with them. “Being a part of an organization that aligns with our Christian faith is so important,” Jeremy Parton says. “It was a blessing joining the BCH family.”

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  • 15 receive N.C. Baptist Heritage Awards

    May 2 2017 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    15 receive N.C. Baptist Heritage Awards

    Each year the North Carolina Baptist Foundation and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina sponsor the Baptist Heritage Awards where Baptist organizations recognize the efforts of distinct N.C. Baptists. This was the 17th annual event. The ceremony was April 25 at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro.

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  • At Baptist Children’s Homes, siblings stay together

    February 5 2015 by Jim Edminson, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    At Baptist Children’s Homes, siblings stay together

    Brothers and sisters can argue and fuss at the drop of a hat. But when things are up in the air and times get tough, siblings stand together through thick and thin. Currently Baptist Children’s Homes has 24 sibling groups in children’s residential care throughout the state.

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  • Brothers go from homeless to hopeful

    November 18 2014 by J. Blake Ragsdale, Baptist Children’s Homes | with 0 comments
    Brothers go from homeless to hopeful

    Two brothers, Thomas and Jonathan, live at Mills Home in Thomasville in June 2014, and for them, today is a normal day. “Normal” would be the last word used to describe their lives before coming to Baptist Children’s Homes’ oldest campus. They lived in Bright-Brown Cottage, an emergency care cottage…

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  • Blackwell celebrates 30 years with Baptist Children's Homes

    June 21 2013 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 1 comments
    Blackwell celebrates 30 years with Baptist Children's Homes

    On July 1, Michael Blackwell will celebrate 30 years as head of the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH). With his booming voice, quirky sense of humor, wit and charisma, it doesn’t take long to discover why people are naturally drawn to this man.

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  • N.C. Baptists challenged to ‘Awaken’

    November 19 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
     N.C. Baptists challenged to ‘Awaken’

    After weeks – and even months – of focused prayer and a call for spiritual awakening, this year’s 182nd annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) ended with 34 North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionaries being sent out to plant churches in some of the least evangelized areas of the country and Canada.

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  • Convention agencies bring ministry reports

    November 19 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Convention agencies bring ministry reports

    North Carolina’s Baptist agencies reported to messengers at their annual meeting Nov. 13 in Greensboro how God has blessed those ministries – and through His grace – lives are being impacted. As a 7-year-old, Travis went to live with his aunt and uncle because of the alcohol and drug abuse issues in his home. But the impact of growing up in that environment had already impacted Travis.

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  • Struggling teen finds hope with help of Baptist Children’s Homes

    October 29 2012 by J. Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    Struggling teen finds hope with help of Baptist Children’s Homes

    Unwanted and unloved – this is exactly how Travis felt. He spent his childhood believing his life had little meaning to his parents. “My mother was a cocaine addict and my father was a drunk,” Travis said. As a young boy, Travis bounced back and forth from his mother’s house to his father’s house. He shared that his father was often completely disconnected from him because of his addiction to alcohol.

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  • BCH president considers baptism great honor

    October 23 2012 by J. Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    BCH president considers baptism great honor

    Wearing white robes, Blackwell, Thane and Kelsey waded into a shallow part of the lake. “I was excited and nervous,” Kelsey said. “As we were standing in the lake, I was just praying for God to be with me. When I went under the water, I just felt awesome.”

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  • Baptist Children’s Homes receives special Christmas

    January 3 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 1 comments
    Baptist Children’s Homes receives special Christmas

    For David Burke, the message was loud and clear one October Sunday while sitting in the pews at Galatia Baptist Church in Seaboard. During a presentation by the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH), Burke would later say, he heard God telling him he needed to “make something happen.”

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  • Baptist Children’s Homes changed Kourri’s life

    October 24 2011 by J. Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    Baptist Children’s Homes changed Kourri’s life

    Kourri perches herself on the rail of the small pier. With fishing rod in hand, the teen casts her line across the shimmering lake. The bobber attached to the line makes a soft “plop” as it impacts the water’s surface. Her father Steven smiles approvingly as he casts his own line.

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