North Carolina

Family offers ‘blank check’ to serve overseas

November 20 2015 by Harper McKay, SEBTS

When it came to God’s call for his family Brent Kapps* and his wife Brianna* offered their lives as a blank check before the Lord. After six years working at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kapps and his family have decided to work overseas with the International Mission Board.

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‘Peoples Next Door’ continues amid refugee controversy

November 19 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Political asylum seekers from countries like Myanmar, Iraq and Somalia are among the people groups in North Carolina. One group in particular – Syrian refugees – became a source of national controversy after a Nov. 13 terrorist attack in Paris, France. “God, in His sovereign will, has seen fit to bring the nations to North America,” Chuck Register said.

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N.C. Baptists minister through various agencies

November 17 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Three entities shared reports Nov. 3 during the morning session of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. The time was divided between the Biblical Recorder, the N.C. Baptist Foundation, the N.C. Baptist Hospital and the joint Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C./N.C. Baptist Aging Ministry …

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Great Commission Partnerships offer N.C. Baptists many opportunities

November 17 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

North Carolina Baptists contribute significantly to the Send North America cities they partner with through the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Office of Great Commission Partnerships. “By far, North Carolina is our most prolific partner,” said John Ramirez, associate executive director for Metropolitan New York Baptist Association.

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Jacumin to serve as NAMB ambassador to North Carolina

November 17 2015 by Tobin Perry, North American Mission Board

In an effort to thank every pastor and every church in North Carolina for their sacrificial support of the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, the North American Mission Board has asked Pastor Marty Jacumin to serve as the entity’s pastoral ambassador to the state.

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Billy Graham exhibit opens at N.C. museum

November 16 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

The day before Billy Graham turned 97, the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh opened a 5,000-square-foot exhibit honoring the life of the famed Baptist evangelist. The free, privately funded exhibit opened Nov. 6 and will be on view through July 10, 2016.

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Blume: Do N.C. Baptists want to keep their newspaper?

November 16 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

The road ahead for printed newspapers is rough. Baptist state papers across the southeastern U.S. are cutting back, folding into other organizations or closing their doors, said Allan Blume, editor and president of the Biblical Recorder.

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Bannertown’s ‘old sanctuary’ destroyed by fire

November 12 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Bannertown Baptist Church in Mt. Airy lost one of its facilities Nov. 8 after a fire ripped through their “old sanctuary.” No one was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected, according to news reports.

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Timothy+Barnabas hosts Exchange at Southeastern

November 12 2015 by Harper McKay, SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and the Timothy+Barnabas ministry led by Johnny Hunt partnered to offer SEBTS students an Exchange leadership conference Oct. 29 led by the pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., and former Southern Baptist Convention president.

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North Carolina Baptists’ annual meeting ‘echoes’ gospel

November 11 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

The 2015 Baptist State Convention annual meeting Nov. 2-3 in Greensboro provided a tangible display of local churches gathering in cooperative ministry. A total of 1,518 messengers, plus 234 guests, rallied around this year’s theme, “Echo: Reproducing Gospel Life in Others.”

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