North Carolina

Dads use Gospel Project to disciple their sons

September 30 2015 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Christian Resources

Leaders of a father-son discipleship group called Boys2Men decided to have the group study lessons from The Gospel Project, a Bible study curriculum from LifeWay Christian Resources centered on how all of scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. About once a month, the group gathers for barbecue, basketball and the Bible ...

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Billy Graham statue, stamp approved

September 24 2015 by M.H. Cavanaugh, Christian Action League

North Carolina lawmakers passed two measures this week to honor North Carolina native, Billy Graham. Now 96 years old, Graham has preached the gospel to more than 215 million people in more than 185 countries. Graham has written 33 books and counseled presidents in office since Harry Truman.

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For one nurse, carnival ministry is personal

September 22 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Thousands of healthcare professionals volunteer their time on board medical and dental buses that provide free care to underprivileged patients across the state each year. The mobile medical and dental ministry is one of many ministries made possible through financial gifts contributed each year to the North Carolina Missions Offering.

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Fruitland announces scholarship, dedicates new facilities

September 22 2015 by FBBC Communications

Fruitland Baptist Bible College in Hendersonville recently announced the establishment of the H.E. Wyatt Scholarship Fund, designed to provide financial assistance to students preparing for ministry. The school also dedicated its family apartments, named after Nancy Nell Jacumin …

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Tour slated for Baptist ‘mother church’

September 21 2015 by Liz Tablazon, Biblical Recorder

Messengers to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting will have a chance to visit what historians regard as the most significant landmark in North Carolina Baptist history. The Historical Committee invites participants to see the Sandy Creek Baptist Church log meeting house, which was built in 1802 ...

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BSC Committee on Nominations report

September 21 2015 by BSC Communications

The full report from the Committee on Nominations can be found on the BSC’s Annual Meeting website (, in this edition of the Biblical Recorder, on and in the Book of Reports provided to each messenger who completes their registration at the Annual Meeting.

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Church plant aims to reach sportsmen

September 18 2015 by Mike Creswell, BSC

When Josh Williamson moved to Johnston County to attend school, he loved the area so much he and his family stayed on after he completed his degree. The Refuge JoCo church is the result of Williamson’s desire to reach the sports-minded, rural folks that may not be attracted to traditional church settings.

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IMB missionary never let anything keep her from sharing

September 18 2015 by IMB Connecting

Evelyn Harthcock never met a stranger. She was “mama” to many and her Southern drawl, hospitality and her deep love for people transcended language and culture. The 94-year-old emeritus IMB missionary died on Sept., 18, 2015, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Although she officially retired from the IMB, she never “retired” as a missionary.

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Fayetteville voters approve LGBT anti-discrimination law

September 10 2015 by Caleb Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News/Baptist Press

Fayetteville, Ark. citizens voted to ratify the city’s Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance – that now protects the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community – by a slim margin Sept. 8. Originally passed June 16, the law is a revised version of a 2014 law that was repealed ...

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‘The Response’ slated for Charlotte

September 9 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Content Editor

The prayer movement known as “The Response” is coming to North Carolina. The groundswell event was born when Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana called for a Day of Prayer for his state. The gathering will be Sept. 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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