Interview with BSC first vice president nominee
    October 20 2011 by

    (EDITOR’S NOTE – Messengers to the Baptist State Convention’s (BSC) annual meeting Nov. 7-8 will be voting on candidates for the convention’s three top offices: president, first vice president and second vice president. These candidates are currently running unopposed. The annual meeting will be at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.)

    Conley J. (CJ) Bordeaux Sr. will be nominated as first vice president. He is the pastor of Gorman Baptist Church in Durham. Gorman is the eighth church he has served in North Carolina. He is a graduate of Chowan College, Campbell University, Southeastern Seminary and Bethany Theological Seminary. CJ has been actively involved in Baptist work including service as a trustee of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. Bobby Blanton, senior pastor of Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville, will give the nominating speech.
    Q: What is your vision for the BSC?
    A: Very simply it is this – that the churches that comprise the BSC become the greatest, most potent soul-winning agent for the Kingdom of God that the world has ever seen. It is so very easy to create programs and modules that teach us the “how to.” What we need is pastors, churches, associations, and a convention with a heart that has a laser focus on Christ’s purpose for coming to earth as found in Luke 19:10: “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which is lost.” Outside that we are doing what we want rather than what the Father has given us order to do.
    Conley J. (CJ) Bordeaux Sr. will be nominated as first vice president.
    Q: Do you believe in the vision of the BSC?
    A: Absolutely! I fully support Milton Hollifield and his strong vision for our state convention, but I will add that one man’s vision will accomplish very little unless we, the pastors and churches, adopt it and make it our own. Hollifield has been given an awesome view of what North Carolina Baptists can be and can become. It is my prayer that we as officers and as a convention will “hitch our wagons” to his vision and see God accomplish great and mighty works here in North Carolina.
    Q: Is there anything you want to share with N.C. Baptists about yourself?
    A: Yes, I am one of you. I have been all my life. I was born and raised in the home of a North Carolina Baptist pastor and have myself been one for 34 years. I admit that I was once critical of the direction I saw the BSC going.
    But it is a new day. A fresh breath of God’s presence has blown upon this great state, and I am convinced that God wants to do great things here.
    I love being involved, and I want more than anything to help make a difference in this state for our Lord.
    I have enjoyed serving as second vice president these past two years and look forward to the possibility of helping our state move forward for the cause of our Christ.

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