N.C. pastor dies while cleaning gun
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- A prominent Southern Baptist pastor in North Carolina died Aug. 29 in an accidental shooting in his home, according to news reports. Phillip M. Davis, founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, reportedly was cleaning his pistol at the time of the incident in Weddington, N.C. The pistol fired, hitting his chest, the Charlotte Observer reported.
N.C. Baptists highlight lostness
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) -– North Carolina Baptists decreased their 2014 Cooperative Program budget, but increased the percentage they will send to the Southern Baptist Convention, and elected new officers during their 183rd annual meeting. They also learned more details about the convention's new strategy for impacting lostness and making disciples.
N.C. Baptists address marriage, gambling
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) — Messengers to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina approved an increased budget as well as resolutions addressing marriage and gambling. During the shortened two-day format Nov.7-8 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, 1,719 messengers and 138 guests from about 700 of the convention’s more than 4,300 churches celebrated the […]
Father & son team up in ‘Courageous’ roles
GARNER, N.C. (BP) -- When Rusty Martin Jr. was born, his parents, Rusty Sr. and Kim, were awestruck by the miracle God had given them.
New editor: Allan Blume elected in N.C.
RALEIGH, N.C. (BP)--Allan Blume, pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, N.C., has been named as editor/president of the Biblical Recorder, newsjournal of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention.
Teen finds faith & a testimony amid extended battle with cancer
SANDUSKY, Ala. (BP)--No one could have predicted the impact a broken leg would have on Brandon Jones' life or the opportunity it would bring for ministry. Jones -- a self-proclaimed country boy -- was living the life of most teenagers, attending classes at Hueytown (Ala.) High School and partying with friends. But then he broke his leg during a fight in January 1997.