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Former N.C. pastor Mark Harris unseats GOP congressmanCHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Former pastor and Baptist State Convention of North Carolina president Mark Harris has become the first congressional candidate this year to force an incumbent out of office.
Harris -- who resigned the pastorate of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., last year to focus on a run for the U.S. House of Representatives -- defeated three-term U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger May 8 by a 49-46 margin in the Republican primary for North Carolina's 9th District. Read More
N.C. Baptists pray for revival, celebrate record CP supportGREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) -- Messengers from churches across North Carolina huddled in small clusters for an extended prayer service emphasizing revival and spiritual awakening to climax the Baptist State Convention (BSC) of North Carolina's annual meeting Nov. 6-7 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C.
Messengers also approved a record 2018 budget, passed a resolution denouncing racism, and affirmed another on human sexuality and marriage. Read More
Tebow to N.C. Bapt. DR: You've gone above, beyondBIG PINE KEY, Fla. (BP) -- Professional athlete, sports analyst and native Floridian Tim Tebow thanked North Carolina Baptist churches in a Facebook video posted Thursday (Sept. 21) for their disaster relief efforts across Florida after Hurricane Irma.
"I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for what you're doing," said Tebow, a former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida. Tebow now plays professional baseball for the New York Mets organization. "You've gone above and beyond, and we thank you so much." Read More
Diaspora ministry summit returns for 2017WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- A diaspora ministry conference inaugurated last year was so successful that organizers have scheduled a second event Oct. 27-28 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.
Chuck Register, a "Reaching the Nations in North America" summit organizer, said he was "more than pleased" with the response to last year's conference held in Brentwood, Tenn.
"There were just under 400 registered participants, which was beyond our ... Read More
Pastor eyes run for Congress with divine 'burden'
Mark Harris, a Charlotte N.C., pastor and past president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, has drawn media focus for his decision to resign his pastorate as he considers a second run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More
N.C.'s repeal of restroom bill called 'a loss'RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina legislators have repealed a controversial law that required individuals in state buildings to use restrooms corresponding to the gender indicated on their birth certificates.
The repeal of House Bill 2 today (March 30) marked a compromise between Democrats and Republicans and culminated more than a year of contentious debate since the bill's passage in April 2016. Read More
N.C. refusal to repeal restroom law draws supportWASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders welcomed the North Carolina legislature's refusal to repeal its hotly debated restroom privacy law.
The state Senate defeated in a 32-16 vote Wednesday night (Dec. 21) a proposal to rescind the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, the controversial bill known as H.B. 2 that requires individuals in government buildings to use the restrooms of the sex on their birth certificates rather than of their gender identity. The House of Representatives took no action during a day-long special session. Read More
Incoming N.C. gov. negotiates restroom law repealRALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- After months of angry debate over North Carolina's restroom law, state lawmakers are planning to repeal it.
North Carolina Republicans passed HB2 in response to a Charlotte ordinance that forced city businesses to open their restrooms based on gender identity. Signed in March, HB2 superseded the ordinance before it took effect. The state law requires persons to use restrooms and locker rooms according to the sex listed on their birth certificates and applies to government buildings, schools and universities. It blocks municipalities, such as Charlotte, from adopting their own restroom rules. Read More
N.C. Baptists celebrate missions givingGREENSBORO, N.C.(BP) -- North Carolina Baptists gave more than $32 million dollars to Southern Baptist missions and ministries in the last fiscal year, leading the 42 state conventions in cooperative giving through both the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (more than $14.6 million) and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (more than $6 million).
Messengers to the 2016 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) annual meeting, Nov. 14-15, voted to approve a budget that increases the percentage of Cooperative Program funds forwarded to the Southern Baptist Convention causes for the 2017 fiscal year to 40.5 percent (or $11,417,637), representing a half-point increase over last year's allotment. The total budget for 2017 comes to $30,375,000, which is up nearly 3 percent over 2016. Read More
Restroom law likely safe despite N.C. election sagaRALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Regardless of who emerges victorious in North Carolina's still undecided governor's race, some of the state's Baptists believe a controversial law limiting transgender restroom access will remain in force.
Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican who has defended the law known as House Bill 2, trails Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat and staunch H.B. 2 critic, by some 5,000 votes with more than 58,000 provisional ballots to be adjudicated and potentially counted, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. Read More