Milton Hollifield
  • Reflections on the annual meeting

    June 26 2018 by Milton Hollifield | with 0 comments

    It was great to see so many North Carolina Baptists in Dallas, Texas, for this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting. Based on the unofficial registration figures as of June 14, a total of 540 messengers from North Carolina...

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  • Dads: Lead like Joshua

    June 11 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Near the end of his life, Joshua gathered the children of Israel together and made the well-known admonition and declaration that we read in Joshua 24:15 in which he says, “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve ... But as for me...

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  • Pray for God to move at summer Youth Weeks

    May 31 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the coming days, middle and high school students from all across North Carolina will begin descending on the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell for our annual summer Youth Week camps. These camps are more than just beach getaway in the...

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  • Let’s strive to ‘keep the unity of the Spirit’

    May 14 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Recently, I heard Chuck Register from our Baptist State Convention staff preach a message from Ephesians 4:1-3 in which he spoke of the biblical plea for spiritual unity within the body of Christ.   Building on some of his admonition, I...

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  • Thankful for godly mothers

    April 30 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As we approach Mother’s Day on Sun., May 13, we should reflect on the important role that mothers play in the lives of their children and grandchildren. The Bible contains numerous stories of mothers and their strong influence on their...

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  • ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.’ in Dallas this June

    April 16 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr. | with 0 comments

    This year’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is right around the corner, and I hope you are making plans to attend.   This year’s meeting is scheduled for June 12-13 in Dallas, Texas, and the theme is...

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  • Southern Baptists: Together on God’s mission

    April 3 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Late last year, I was asked to write an endorsement for a new book on the history of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) that focuses on how we as a denomination adopted and embraced a cooperative approach to missions that we know as the...

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  • Share the hope of the resurrection

    March 19 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield, BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In the coming days, the world will recognize and celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. While Easter is a day of joy and celebration of Christ’s victory over sin, death and hell for believers, for those who don’t know...

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  • Remembering Billy Graham

    March 6 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Much has been written and said about the Rev. Billy Graham in the days since he finished his earthly race on the morning of Feb. 21 and made his entrance into heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   Like so many others, I have...

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  • Practice fervent prayer

    February 19 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield, BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    In late January, I had the privilege of reporting to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors about the progress that N.C. Baptist churches and their members have made related to our strategy of “impacting...

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  • Strive for racial reconciliation

    February 6 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As we approach Racial Reconciliation Sunday on Feb. 11, I’m thankful for the strong stands and statements against the sin of racism that have taken place within our denomination, particularly during the past year.   North Carolina...

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  • Make disciples in your home, church and world

    January 23 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    About one month from now, N.C. Baptists will come together for our annual Disciple-Making Conference. I hope that you are making plans to join us for this year’s event which is scheduled for Tues., Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Center...

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  • How will you be a voice for life?

    January 9 2018 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Near the conclusion of the creation account found in Genesis 1, God’s Word makes a profound statement that highlights the significance and value of all human life. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in His own image; in the image...

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  • Stay focused on the ultimate goal

    December 28 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    As we turn the page on the calendar to begin a New Year, our thoughts often focus on fresh starts, new beginnings and new opportunities. Many of us will make New Year’s resolutions and set out to accomplish certain goals over the course of...

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  • Consider the Christ of Christmas

    December 13 2017 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments

    Perhaps the most well-known prophecy about Jesus’ birth is found in Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor...

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