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  • Though not in Congress, N.C. pastor at 'peace'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 (one month ago)

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- With his apparent election to Congress still uncertified nearly two months after Election Day, former pastor Mark Harris said he is wounded by questions about his character but determined to persevere in his quest for public office.

    Meanwhile, a Baptist associational leader in Charlotte, N.C. -- where Harris pastored First Baptist Church until 2017 -- said churches and pastors are praying for Harris. On Christmas Eve, Harris told Metrolina Baptist Association executive director Bob Lowman he feels "a peace" amid media coverage and allegations of election fraud. Read More

  • N.C. pastor's election to Congress still uncertain

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- On election night, it appeared former Southern Baptist pastor Mark Harris finally had fulfilled a years-long sense of calling by being elected to Congress. But a month later, North Carolina's State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has yet to certify Harris' narrow victory in the state's 9th Congressional District amid allegations of election fraud.

    The Harris campaign told Baptist Press Dec. 4 Harris has never been aware of any wrongdoing associated with his campaign and expects all volunteers and staff to be above board in their behavior. Harris trusts the election process and God's sovereign guidance of it, the campaign said. They added that the allegations surrounding Harris have not shaken his faith and may even have deepened his relationship with Christ. Read More