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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 who we are.

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Rev. Dr. Cornelius Battle, Pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Durham NC and Rev. Charles E. Walton, Pastor of Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton NC, sign their church up for the new Cooperating Congregations Online Church Directory (CCD) at the recent 146th Session of the GBSC held in Greensboro NC. Register your church now!

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.

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The year 2015 brings new challenges and your gifts to the GBSCNC are needed even more. Help us to continue to build on the Missions work began in 1867.

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The J. J. JOHNSON BAPTIST ASSEMBLY, located in Laurel Hill, North Carolina in Scotland County was established in 1967 resulting from a gift of land from the late Dr. and Mrs. Joy J. Johnson to create a recreational and retreat facility for the Baptist family in North Carolina. Read more...

Dr. Haywood T. Gray-10 Years as
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“Then said Jesus to them ….as My Father hath sent Me, even so I send You” John 20:21
The Executive and Auxiliary Leadership of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.

On January 9th 2015, the GBSCNC held its Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Banquet at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, in Durham, NC. During this historic sell out crowd event, the Presidential Award of Merit was presented by President Nilous M. Avery II, to Dr. C. R. Edwards, Dr. C. R. Mosley, Sr., and Mrs. Angela J. Williams. See Baptist Bulletin for details, click here
Keynote Preacher:  Reverend Reginald W. Sharpe. See Baptist Bulletin for details on Rev. Sharpe, click here.


Reverend Reginald W. Sharpe
MLK Jr., Banquet Keynote Preacher
Reverend Dr. Nilous M. Avery II
President, General Baptist State Convention

Jewel Dunn, daughter of Dr. C. R. Edwards, accepting Presidential Award of Merit for her father, from Dr. Nilous M. Avery II, President of the GBSCNC

Dr. C. R. Moslely Sr., accepting Presidential Award of Merit from President Avery

Mrs Angela A. Williams  is presented Presidential Award of Merit from President Dr. Nilous M. Avery II & Vice President, Dr. Leonzo D. Lynch

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