North Carolina Baptists’ three
elected officers all indicate they will be candidates for re-election at the
Nov. 8-10 annual meeting.
President Ed Yount has been
pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover for 18 years. He has an extensive
background in state and national Baptist leadership. He chaired the Giving
Plans study Committee in 2008 that recommended a return to a single Cooperative
Program giving plan among North Carolina Baptist churches, which has been in
effect since Jan. 1.
Yount is a graduate of
Lenoir-Rhyne University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Mark Harris, first vice
president, is pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte five years and is a
current member of the Biblical Recorder board of directors. He has been board
chair at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Second vice president C. J.
Bordeaux, pastor of Gorman Baptist Church in Durham, once a vocal critic of the
Baptist State Convention, said his service on the Board of Directors 1999-2003
“We’re doing a lot of good things
as North Carolina Baptists,” he said last year. “We’ve got a good state, and I
enjoy being involved.”