Page to seek BSC presidency
April 27 2001 by Tony W. Cartledge , BR Editor

Page to seek BSC presidency | Friday, April 27, 2001

Friday, April 27, 2001

Page to seek BSC presidency

By Tony W. Cartledge BR Editor PLEASANT GARDEN - Leaders of Conservative Carolina Baptists (CCB) announced April 26 that Charles Page, pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, will be a candidate for president of the Baptist State Convention (BSC) in November. Page was introduced by CCB president Bill Sanderson, pastor of Hephzibah Baptist Church in Wendell, as "the next president of the Baptist State Convention."

Page is the first candidate to announce for one of the BSC offices that will be decided at the BSC annual meeting in November.

BSC President Mike Cummings will complete his second one-year term in November. Cummings, a conservative who has worked with both sides in the BSC controversy, is not eligible for re-election.

CCB leaders did not announce potential candidates for BSC vice presidencies. BSC vice presidents Buddy Corbin and Larry Harper, who are both considered moderates, are eligible for re-election.

Page spoke of his five-year struggle with multiple myeloma, which is in remission, and cited lessons he has learned from the experience. Page said the Bible had become more personal to him.

"I have always believed with all my heart in God's inerrant, infallible word," he said, but biblical promises became more personal during his illness.

Page said that prayer had become more meaningful, and that family and friends had become more special. "I've also learned that God has a sense of humor," Page said, alluding to practical jokes and laughter that helped him deal with the illness.

"Sometimes, our darkest hours become our greatest hours," Page said.

The BSC has great days of missions and evangelism ahead of it, Page said.

"It is only by God's grace and effective word that this will happen," he said. "Here we stand."

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