Roger Barnes is 2021 Pastors’ Conference candidate
    April 2 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

    Cameron McGill, pastor of The Lake Church in White Lake, plans to nominate Roger Barnes as president of the 2021 North Carolina Pastors’ Conference at this November’s meeting in Greensboro.

    Roger Barnes

    In an email to the Biblical Recorder, McGill said, “I am honored to nominate a bi-vocational pastor who stands on the Word, stands for his faith, and stands with our convention to be the strongest force in the history of this convention for reaching people with the message of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
    McGill, a former president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, noted that 35 percent of the state’s Baptist churches are served by bi-vocational ministers.
    Barnes is the pastor of Moores Creek Baptist Church in Currie. He also serves as the moderator of the Cape Fear Network of Baptist Churches, formerly called Wilmington Baptist Association.
    Before coming to Moores Creek five years ago, Barnes served as a minister of music at Forest Hills church in Burgaw for 14 years. He and his wife of 31 years, Wendy, are natives of Wilmington, N.C. They have two adult children and a grandson.
    “Roger is a shining example of what a bi-vocational pastor can accomplish, even in a community where neighbors are separated by miles rather than feet and livestock outnumber people 10 to 1,” McGill said. “He is leading his church to a renewed commitment to the Great Commission, to making disciples, and to reaching the nations from this rural crossroads church.”
    Barnes is a licensed heating and air conditioning contractor who works in management at CTC Supply Company of Jacksonville, N.C. He is the first announced candidate for the Pastors’ Conference.

    The meeting is scheduled for Nov. 10-11 at Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

    4/2/2019 11:29:31 AM by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 1 comments
    Filed under: 2021 North Carolina Pastors’ Conference

Diane Latham
I was on the Pastor Selection Committee that chose Roger Barnes as our pastor at Moores Creek Baptist Church in Currie, NC. After a very long year of searching for a pastor and being sorely disappointed at every turn, we went to hear Roger. To be honest, I was expecting more disappointment, but when he opened the Word of God and began to preach, I turned to a committee member and gave her a thumbs-up. She grinned and gave one back. We've never been disappointed yet.

God has truly blessed our church through Roger's leadership, pastoral care, and exegetical style of preaching straight from the Word without apology or exception. I have personally grown in my knowledge of the Word exponentially, and the church has grown in numbers and in Christ-like maturity.

Ours was one of those small churches destined for closure, because we had no children or young adults. This is a sure sign of a church property soon to be for sale. As the older members received their wings to glory, the church was fading and becoming an old people's church. But, praise God, not any more!!!! We have a vibrant youth ministry and many younger men and families. We are reaching out in missionary work and supporting several missionary families. We have grown and flourished in love and wisdom by the whole-hearted, unadulterated preaching of the mighty Word of God.

I love our church, and I love our pastor. My only fear in Roger attaining this position is that some big church will entice him away from us, and I would miss his ministry terribly. Yes, I can honestly say that I love my pastor!!
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