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Since 1867
General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
GBSCNC Online News

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General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Headquarters, Raleigh, NC

Dr. Nilous M. Avery II
President, Chair Executive Board

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Welcome members, visitors and guests to the online home of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina; While you are here it is our hope that you take note of our missions activity and support us in it.

The General Baptist State Convention dates its service of promoting “missions” and representing Baptists throughout North Carolina back to 1867, when a small band of free African-Americans, freedmen, ex-slaves and white ministers from the Baptist State Convention met to better promote the work of Evangelism and Kingdom Building. We were called at that time, the General Association of the Colored Baptist of North Carolina and we were formed to support the “Gospel ministry and to promote missions.”

The name of our organization has changed since 1867 but our core reason for being has remained the same; to support  the “Gospel ministry and to promote missions”, This is what we do, this is who we are.

Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, President of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

The English word mission comes from the Latin word for send. In each of the verses to be mentioned there is the concept of being sent. In Matthew 28:19, “…Go Ye”; Acts 1:8, “ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth; and II Corinthians 5:20, “…we are ambassadors” (for someone sent) Jesus not only calls us to come to Him, but He Commissions us to go for Him.

Jesus states this in John 20:21, “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent Me, even so send I you” (KJV). This call to missions that Jesus charged the early Christians with is a charge that we of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina are bound by and have been actively engaged in since 1867. We invite you to join, participate in and support all the activities our Convention.

Commissioned For Missions

“Then said Jesus to them ….as My Father hath sent Me, even so I send You” John 20:21
 We are all “sent” who accept the challenge and responsibility of doing Missions.
Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, President of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina leads the GBSC leadership, guests and audience in prayer at the 2016 Annual Session convened in Durham, NC.

Join us for the presentation of the Photographic Highlights of the historic GBSC 149th Annual Session, convened October 31 thru November 2 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham, NC.

New photos added to Gallery regularly.  Please visit Often.


It’s Official!!! Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, President of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina will wed the radiant Ms. Nicole Denise Hill on Dec. 17, 2016. See more photos from Desert Reception held at the 149 Annual Session in Volume three of the “Grand Photo Essay” Please Visit the GBSConline Gallery.

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12-01 (MLK Banquet)

10-27 (Annual Session Preaching Lineup)

10-23 (Top Ten Associations for 2015)

10-14 (How To Apply for FEMA Aid)
10-12 (Ministers Council at Annual Session).
09-28 (Moore to Keynote Annual Session).
09-15 (Annual Session in Durham).

Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, President of the General Baptist State Convention, assisted by Dr. Ricky Banks, First Vice President, presents award plaques for top Association and Church Contributors for State Missions.  The Award for top Church Contributor to Mission is presented to Dr. John D. Fuller, of  Pastor of Lewis Chapel Baptist Church.
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Rev. Dennis Leach, Pastor of Morningstar Baptist Church presents check of $757.81 to Rev. Thurman Everette, Moderator of Lumber River Association. Lumber River Association’s building incurred substantial damages to the floors and walls due to Hurricane Matthew. To find out how you can support Survivors of Hurricane Matthew call Baptist Headquarters at 919.821.7466.

We need your help to continue the work we began in 1867. Please make a tax deductible donation to the
General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
Please use donate button below to make your contribution to Hurricane Matthew Victim Relief.

Please remember in your prayers and gifts during this holiday season the devastated Hurricane Matthew Flood Survivors. Call Baptist Headquarters to find out how you can best render assistance: 919.836.0061

Guest: Rev. Estella Feaster

Host: Rev. Telika McCoy Ph.D


Have questions about this video or any of the videos in our learning series? Email questions to

This“Everyday Evangelism” video is part of the GBSConline E-Knowledge (Electronic- Knowledge) online learning series.  This educational series is Co-Sponsored by the State Congress of Christian Education, auxiliary of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Inc.


President Nilous M. Avery, II has asked all persons in our Baptist family in North Carolina to be mindful of the present suffering in eastern North Carolina due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

In calling us to pray, President Avery is asking us to pray for persons affected, but to also pray that the Lord will show us how to respond in love, in faith, and in hope.

In all your good works, Godspeed!

(Rev.) Haywood T. Gray

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

The Baptist Headquarters is building relationships across the affected region and will soon announce ways that member Churches may reach out to persons in need.

Thank you for your support of missions through the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Fall and winter weather are upon us. During these seasons we may experience episodes of  in-climate weather that require church closings. Don’t forget to go to your church website and pay your tithes & offering online using the Online Giving button.  During such times, your church needs your offering more than ever.

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Excerpt of Baptist Bulletin December 1 Edition. Click here to view and download complete Baptist Bulletin Publication.

Tickets for the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet are now available at Baptist Headquarters. Admission for this special event is $75.00 per person.

Beginning December 1 through December 30,  “early bird” ticket purchases are discounted to $60.00 per person (a savings of $15.00 per ticket). See Baptist Bulletin for more details.

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Rev. Estella Feaster (on right) addresses questions of “Everyday Evangelism” in video interview hosted by Rev. Dr. Telika McCoy available now on lower page.. In this much requested conversation, Rev. Feaster answers such questions as; what is an evangelist, how to evangelize, and the practical application of evangelism in our homes, community and churches. View video now.

Everyday Evangelism