New board members excited
    February 23 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

    Richard Rockwell admitted to feeling a bit overwhelmed at the conclusion of his first meeting as a member of the Board of Directors for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).
    “I’m overwhelmed, not necessarily by the information, though that is overwhelming,” said Rockwell, a member of First Baptist Church in Swannanoa.
    “I’m overwhelmed with excitement about what fellow Baptists are doing in the state and through the state in reaching the world. I’m excited about being a part of something that’s alive, focused and on mission.”


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    Richard Rockwell, member of First Baptist Church in Swannanoa, said his Baptist State Convention board service makes him excited to be “part of something that’s alive, focused and on mission”


    Rockwell was one of 52 new members of the board, which met for the first time this year on Jan. 27-28 at the Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro.
    During the day and a half of meetings, new board members met with their respective committees for the first time, heard reports from Baptist institutions and agencies, and shared their enthusiasm and eagerness to serve in 2015.
    “What I’m taking back with me is an excitement to be here and knowing that everybody is working together,” said John Elledge, pastor of Liberty Grove Baptist Church in Ashe County. “There is something for everyone within the church to get onboard for Christ to impact lostness and to make disciples. I’m excited about that. God bless this organization.”
    The BSC continually seeks individuals to serve on its Board of Directors, boards of the conventions institutions and agencies, and various committees. More information on the nomination process and forms for making a recommendation are available online:
    Although he has been active in North Carolina Baptist life for more than 20 years, new board member Bob Lowman said, “It’s great to be reminded of the partnerships we have, and I’m excited about the ways we’ll be able to continue those to reach the state for Christ.”
    Lowman is director of missions for the Metrolina Baptist Association.
    Steve Tillis, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Raleigh, said his first board meeting exposed him to new ministry opportunities that he is eager to share with his congregation. “It’s been a great opportunity to realize that the Kingdom is a lot bigger than just my church,” Tillis said. “I’m excited to take everything that I’ve learned here back to my church, so that they will know all that we’re doing in North Carolina.”

    2/23/2015 2:07:06 PM by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
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