Bordeaux will not seek second term
    July 22 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

    C. J. Bordeaux, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), announced he will not seek a second term as president at the coming November annual meeting. In a letter to the Biblical Recorder Bordeaux said, “I will not be nominated for a second term as your president for several reasons, but in particular because of some health concerns that have arisen in my life.


    C.J. Bordeaux, current president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

    “Sometimes we have to step back and look at the whole picture, and even determine to give up some things that we thoroughly enjoy,” he said. “My wife and I have concluded that it would be best for me to set aside this responsibility as your president.”

    Last November Bordeaux, pastor of Gorman Baptist Church in Durham, and Bobby Blanton, senior pastor of Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville, ran for the office. He served two years as first vice president and two years as second vice president before being elected to the office of president.

    “From the depths of my heart, I wanted you to know how humbling it has been to travel across this state, representing you,” he said. “I have always been a North Carolina Baptist, and will continue to lead my church to support the causes of our state convention and our Cooperative Program. Thank you for your trust in me. I look forward to seeing you in November in Greensboro.”

    Bordeaux said he believes the coming BSC annual meeting will be a time of “joyous worship and information.” The sessions will be November 10-11 in the Koury Convention Center, Greensboro. The theme is “Greater Things.”

    The Biblical Recorder contacted Timmy Blair, first vice president of BSC and pastor of Piney Grove Chapel in Angier. Blair said Mark Harris, former president of BSC and pastor of First Baptist in Charlotte, will nominate him for the office of president.

    Blair said he was saddened that Bordeaux was stepping down, but understood his concerns over health-related needs.

    Bordeaux offered his support to Blair. “Timmy is a good man, a strong servant and he loves North Carolina Baptists,” he said.

    Cameron McGill, the BSC’s second vice president and pastor of Dublin First Baptist Church said he plans to run for the office of first vice president at the November annual meeting.

    “After praying with brother C.J. and brother Timmy over the past few months, and seeking discernment of the Holy Spirit, I feel led to pursue the office of first vice president,” he said.
    “I believe with all my heart that the best days for our state convention are ahead of us. I would like the opportunity to continue to serve the churches across the state as a vice president,” McGill said.
    7/22/2014 3:00:30 PM by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments

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