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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.

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.

“Then said Jesus to them ….as My Father hath sent Me, even so I send You” John 20:21
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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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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!

United Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association takes historic first steps toward Solar Farm, using profits from solar energy to fuel Missions & Ministry in the community.

  Solar Farm to Missions

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Representation of a solar farm

Pastors representing the United Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association stand on the ground of the future home of United Shiloh Solar Farm. The 31 acre solar farm will have its ground breaking ceremony on Nov. 7, 2015

In a recent interview, Rev. Dr. Ramey, Pastor of Ridgeway Missionary Baptist Church for more than 39 years, spoke to the challenges presented when ministering to the needs of the community.

“We have large segments of our community, children and the elderly, who are quietly starving for lack of nutritious meals. We have adult men and women who have all but given up trying to find meaningful employment in one of the most economically depressed regions of North Carolina.  Add to that,” Pastor Ramey continued, “you have the unchurched raising the unchurched which results in shrinking churches. We just need to do more ministerial work in our communities.”

“I asked God to show me how to minister to these intractable and seemingly unsolvable chronic problems. Almost 5 years ago God showed me a vision of a solar farm on part of the 51 acres that we as an Association own in Norlina and in Warrenton NC .”


This vision lay dormant for several years as it was suggested to Rev. Ramey that the window for funding  solar farms had closed and the tax credit opportunity was no larger available. On closer examination by Rev. Charles E. Walton, Pastor of Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church, former Board Chair of the United Shiloh Inc, identified solar farm opportunities that would bring the dream to fruition. Read More

Rev. Dr Willie T. Ramey III

“This solar farm venture is a dream come true. I saw  it in a vision” said Rev. Dr. Willie T. Ramey III, Pastor of Ridgeway Missionary Baptist Church of Norlina, NC.  Rev. Ramey, former Moderator of the United Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association, spoke passionately of the opportunities to fund ministry activity with the income generated by the new Solar Farm that will be constructed in Norlina, NC,  with land owned by the USMBA. The Groundbreaking ceremony will be on Nov. 7, 2015

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