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Board elects Bobby Blanton as president
Norman Jameson, BR Editor
January 27, 2010
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Board elects Bobby Blanton as president

Board elects Bobby Blanton as president
Norman Jameson, BR Editor
January 27, 2010

BR photo by Norman Jameson

Bobby Blanton, center, succeeded Allan Blume, left, after Blume’s three-year tenure as president of the Baptist State Convention Board of Directors. Milton A. Hollifield Jr., right, is BSC executive director-treasurer.

Bobby Blanton, pastor of

Lake Norman Baptist Church, was elected president of the Baptist State

Convention of North Carolina (BSC) board of directors during the directors’

first meeting Jan. 25 at Caraway Conference Center.

He succeeds Allan Blume,

pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, who led the board for three

years.

“My predecessor lifted the

bar so high,” Blanton said when accepting the gavel. “I can’t tell you how much

I respect and appreciate the work of brother Allan Blume.”

Blanton has been pastor at

Lake Norman for 13 years. The church has grown from 250 to 1,400 during his

tenure.

He was nominated for the office by Stan Welch, pastor of West Asheville

Baptist Church and former Baptist State Convention president.

“With your prayerful support

and patient encouragement we can proceed down the path that brother Allan and

others like him have charted for us,” Blanton said.

Before he started presiding,

he asked current BSC President Ed Yount to pray for him, asking wisdom and

courage and constant awareness that “in conducting our business our purpose is

that boys and girls, men and women, moms and dads will be led to the Lord

Jesus.”