|Eric Reel, pastor of Boger City Baptist Church in North Carolina, baptizes Joy Lynn Jones, who was evacuated from New Orleans by the church when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Jones was one of 12 people baptized at an associational baptism rally in Lincolnton, N.C., April 3. Photo courtesy of Boger City Baptist Church|
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (BP)--More than 800 people gathered at an associational baptism rally in Lincolnton, N.C., April 3 to see a dozen people baptized and several more make decisions to follow Christ, and Bobby Welch believes the rally shows that momentum is gaining toward the Southern Baptist Convention’s next annual meeting.
Welch, president of the convention, has been speaking at North Carolina churches and associations during the months of March and April to lay the groundwork for a successful annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C., June 13-14. He is particularly interested in keeping the “Everyone Can” goal of witnessing to, winning and baptizing 1 million new believers at the forefront. Read More