The three top leaders for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) will be re-nominated at the annual meeting in November to their respective posts.
“Mark [Harris] has been a tremendous leader in our Convention, serving as first and second vice president and this past year as president,” said Marty Jacumin, senior pastor of Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh.
Harris, who is pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, will be re-nominated, along with C.J. Bordeaux Sr. and Timmy D. Blair Sr., Nov. 12-13 during the BSC annual meeting, which will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Special Events Center.
“[Mark] has traveled this state listening to the concerns of N.C. Baptists,” Jacumin said. “We are fortunate to have Mark serve us as president, and I look forward to his continued leadership.”
Bobby Blanton, pastor of Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville, praises Bordeaux’s servant leadership as first vice president.
“As an officer of this Convention, C.J. has not only assisted the leadership of our current president, Mark Harris, but has supported fully the work of our executive director-treasurer, Milton Hollifield,” Blanton said. “I think his faithful service is deserving of another opportunity.”
Current Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) officers – from left: Mark Harris, president; C.J. Bordeaux Sr., first vice president; and Timmy D. Blair Sr., second vice president – will all be re-nominated for office at the BSC annual meeting in November.
Bordeaux pastors Gorman Baptist Church in Durham.
Calling Blair “a loyal Southern Baptist, a Bible preacher and a soul winner,” Scott Faw, pastor of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City, plans to re-nominate Blair as second vice president.
Blair has been pastor of Piney Grove Chapel Baptist in Angier for 24 years.
“He has consistently led his church over the years, and the church has seen steady growth,” Faw said. “Timmy is a friend to pastors and will serve North Carolina Baptists well this next year.”
About election, officers
Officers are elected for a one-year term and may be elected for two consecutive terms.
The president presides over the deliberations of the Convention and has responsibility of other duties as directed by the Convention. The president and vice presidents also serve as a nominating committee bringing recommendations for members of the Committee on Nominations to the Board for their election at its January meeting. The president and vice presidents also serve as ex-officio voting members of all Convention committees and of the Board and its Executive Committee. The Convention officers serve as ex-officio non-voting members of all subcommittees of the Convention committees and all committees and subcommittees of the Board.
Currently no other nominations have been announced in this year’s election.