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Who We Are
What We Do
How We Began
General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Headquarters, Raleigh, NC
Dr. Nilous M. Avery II President, Chair Executive Board
Welcome members, visitors and guests to the online home of the General Baptist State
Convention of North Carolina; GBSConline.org. 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, this is what we do.
Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, President of the General Baptist State Convention of North
Commissioned For Missions
“Then said Jesus to them ….as My Father hath sent Me, even so I send You” John 20:21
Jesus Commissions us to go for Him
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
of our Convention.
Please remember in your thoughts, prayers and donations all those impacted by Hurricanes
Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The GBSC has partnered with Lott Carey to render assistance
to those impacted by these devastating disasters. One hundred percent of all donated
funds will go to providing assistance.
Please call the General Baptist State Convention Headquarters with your donation. To
Render Assistance Call: 919.821.7466
Is your church a member of the GBSC, “Commissioned for Missions” and celebrating
your 150th Church Anniversary this year? As the GBSC Celebrates its historic 150th
Anniversary, let us celebrate yours also.
GBSConline.org will be moving furniture
around in our website and adding new pages to make room for your history making anniversary.
On October 1, 2017 GBSConline will begin showcasing your history making anniversary
with the world. Please send details of your church, pastor and anniversary highlight
photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The GBSC reserves the right to edit all
entries and retains the right to refuse any entry that does not meet its Convention
GBSConline Is Celebrating Your Church’s 150th Anniversary
Churches please be mindful that pre-registration for the upcoming Annual Session
ends on Friday, October 13. We strongly encourage churches to pre-register. Use
the 2017 Annual Session form below to register now.
Please receive the attached edition of the Baptist Bulletin, the e-Newsletter of
the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. This issue centers on a
very special honor to be bestowed during our upcoming Annual Session and our 150th
Year Anniversary Celebration.
Please note that the deadline to pre-register for this upcoming Session is Friday,
October 13, 2017. Churches are encouraged to send in their pre-registration as soon
The Session will meet at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown Hotel. The GBSCNC room
block is now full. The Baptist Headquarters will announce overflow hotel arrangements
toward the end of this week.
Thank you for your support of missions through the General Baptist State Convention
of North Carolina.
In all your good works, Godspeed!
(Rev.) Haywood T. Gray Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, Pastor President of The GBSCNC
Mt. Zion MissionaryBaptist Church
Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Carson F. Jones, Pastor Moderator, United Shiloh Association
Is your church a member of the GSCNC, “Commissioned for Missions” and are also celebrating
your 150th anniversary? Let’s Celebrate together!!! GBSConline will feature churches
celebrating 150 year anniversaries beginning October 1st. Submit details of your
150th Anniversary, Contact phone no.,and photos of events to email@example.com.
Anniversary photos will be featured on October 2.