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Former Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina board chair’s wife pleads guilty to communicating threats; animal cruelty charges dismissed

RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) – The wife of the former chairman of the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s (BCH) board of trustees pleaded guilty to communicating threats to a neighbor, while multiple animal cruelty charges against the couple were dismissed during their appearance in Wake County District Court on Thursday, March 21.

North Carolina church mourns loss of pastor’s wife who died following crash

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (BP) – The congregation of a coastal North Carolina church is grieving the loss of its senior pastor’s wife, who died six days after her family’s car was struck by the driver of another vehicle who was seeking to elude police during a chase.

N.C. pastor remembered for broad impact in community

VILAS, N.C. – Members of Cove Creek Baptist Church and the broader community in and around the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Boone are mourning the death of pastor Kevin Combs, who died in a heavy equipment accident on Monday, Feb. 26.

N.C. church withdraws from local association amid scrutiny over abuse claims

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – A western North Carolina church that was recently deemed not in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) over issues related to sexual abuse claims has withdrawn from the Carolina Baptist Association (CBA) just days after the association had called a special meeting to consider its own action against the congregation.

N.C. pastor Clint Pressley to be nominated for SBC president in Indy

MONROE, N.C. (BP) – Clint Pressley, senior pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during this summer’s SBC annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sharing Lottie’s legacy with a new generation

Amy Whitfield first heard the name Lottie Moon as a child, and she learned more about Lottie’s life and ministry over the years, thanks, in part, to the annual missions offering that bears her name.

Caldwell County pastor arrested on child sexual exploitation charges

GRANITE FALLS, N.C. (BP) – A Caldwell County, N.C., pastor is facing multiple child sex charges following his arrest earlier this month.

N.C. Baptists on Mission gets $5M from state budget for disaster response

RALEIGH – The new $30 billion state budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year that was approved by the North Carolina General Assembly last month includes a $5 million grant to N.C. Baptists on Mission to use for responses to natural disasters in the state.

Plane crashes near NC church before Sunday worship services

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (BP) – A plane crash near the entrance to Beach Road Baptist Church early Sunday morning didn’t stop the church from holding both of its regularly scheduled worship services.

N.C. Baptist Children’s Homes president misused funds, investigation finds

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Michael C. Blackwell, longtime president and CEO of the Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) of North Carolina, is retiring from his post effective immediately following an independent financial review revealed multiple instances of misuse of the organization’s funds.