North Carolina


Hendersonville church models revitalization

Liz Tablazon, BR Assistant Editor
January 20 2020

Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C., averaged 70-80 people in attendance five years ago. Today there are more than 500 members. Steven Blanton, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist, attributes the growth to “God’s favor and a willing people... read more


Endowment supports retirement ministry in Asheboro

Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Editor
January 07 2020

Cross Road Retirement Community (Photo from Facebook) Most of the Cross Road Retirement Community residents do not have any affiliation with the church that helped found the ministry in Asheboro. But Gene Booker, 89, wants to make sure that the nonprofit retirement center continues to serve others well into the future... read more


Foundation celebrates 100 years

Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Editor
January 07 2020

The North Carolina Baptist Foundation (NCBF) plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. The Foundation, which began in 1920, helps individuals and churches or other Baptist entities with endowments, trusts and other financial planning services... read more


North Carolina churches' sending culture celebrated

Amy Whitfield, Baptist Press
December 23 2019

On Dec. 18, Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board (IMB), visited the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area to meet with leaders from five area churches that also happen to be among the top 10 missionary-sending churches in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)... read more


Chitwood and Greear discuss the state of Southern Baptist missions

Biblical Recorder Staff
December 18 2019

Paul Chitwood and J.D. Greear discussed the state of missions mobilization in the Southern Baptist Convention following a Dec. 18 meeting with some of the top sending churches across the nation. read more