North Carolina

Baptist leader Coy Privette dies

March 25 2015 by BR staff

Retired Baptist pastor Coy C. Privette, 82, died Mon., March 23, 2015, in Thomasville. Known as a colorful and witty leader, he was active in public service.

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Heritage awards honor 15 recipients

March 24 2015 by Biblical Recorder staff

There were 15 recipients of North Carolina Baptist Heritage awards this year. The Baptist State Convention of N.C. and N.C. Baptist Foundation host the awards each. Recipients are chosen by N.C. Baptist entities to highlight someone who has helped their organization or university.

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Waypoint Church employs gospel in global market

March 23 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Waypoint Baptist Church began September 2014 in Durham, N.C. as a church plant from The Summit Church. Josh Benfield, associate pastor for formation at Waypoint, said the motivation to start a new church came from the high number of people immigrating to the area near Research Triangle Park.

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Two University Hills teens named National Acteens Panelists

March 23 2015 by Julie Walters, WMU Communications

Kiara Curry and Haley Harrison, both of University Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte, are two of six Acteens selected by national Woman’s Missionary Union to serve on the 2015 National Acteens Panel. These girls were selected based on their commitment to missions, participation and leadership ...

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SEND tour calls ‘ordinary people’ to radical mission

March 20 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

“Do not underestimate for a second what God can do in and through your life,” said David Platt, keynote speaker of the SEND North America Experience Tour. The tour kicked off September 2014 and runs until mid-April 2015 at 29 sites scattered across the U.S., including one in Vancouver, B.C.

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Wingate University names new president

March 19 2015 by Wingate University communications

On March 18 Wingate university named Rhett Brown, current vice president for student life and enrollment services, as its next leader. A two-time graduate of Wingate, he takes over for Jerry E. McGee who’s retiring in May after a record 23 years at the school – the longest in North Carolina.

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Frank Page offers mental health hope to Gardner-Webb

March 19 2015 by Gardner-Webb University communications

After Gardner-Webb University alumnus Frank Page lost his daughter to suicide, he discovered a calling to help save others who are battling mental health illnesses. Page, now president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, visited March 17 to encourage students, ministers and community members.

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‘One Day’ for one-stop equipping

March 13 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications

Many church training events provide equipping for a ministry focus area, like youth or Sunday School. It’s often hard to find events that offer training in every aspect of church ministry, but an upcoming event sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is helping meet that need.

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Caraway expansion offers opportunity for growth

March 12 2015 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications

Four new buildings plus a 9,000 square-foot auditorium that is nearly complete at Caraway Conference Center will expand the center’s ability to serve North Carolina Baptists. The auditorium sits in front of Caraway’s existing facilities. It is expected to be ready in May 2015, said Jimmy Huffman, Caraway’s director.

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Michael Barrett’s long history of lively ministry

March 11 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Michael Barrett brims with energy and excitement when he talks about pastoral ministry. He describes church programs and activities like a newly minted seminary graduate dreaming of future endeavors, except Barrett has been pastoring his church for 27 years – longer than most seminary students have been alive.

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