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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
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
Below, GBSCNC President, Nilous M. Avery, ll, (center) flanked by several participants of the “Women In Ministry Workshop” held in Durham, NC, at the 148th Session of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
We are all “sent” who accept the challenge
and responsibility of doing Missions.
Janifer S. Campbell, President of the Congress of Christian Education will partner
with GBSConline to create informational videos on several aspects of Christian Education
as part of the E-
The extended series will also include: Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, President of the
General Baptist State Convention, Dr. J. Vincent Terry, Vice President GBSCNC, Foreign
Missions Dept., William Pointer, Jr., President of the Laymen’s League, Dr. Nathan
E. Scovens, GBSCNC Statistician, Telika McCoy, Youth Minister, Mount Peace Baptist
Church, and several others to be named.
Pictorial Highlights of the 2016 MLK Banquet held in Greenville, NC. The sold out
Banquet featured Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, N.C. NAACP President,
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II.
President of the NAACP of NC
Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II
President of GBSC of NC
On Friday, January 8, the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina hosted its 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Banquet at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, NC. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the NAACP of NC. Although Dr. Barber was featured as the keynote speaker, the North Carolina NAACP President also assumed the duties of preacher, trainer and teacher as he began what he called his “workshop” on social justice.
The inspiring address was delivered to a sold out convention center and covered a myriad of topics including; our rights as citizens to vote, health care, the need for a livable minimum wage and the importance of being involved in the political process. Throughout Dr. Barber’s address he challenged the banquet attendees to stand up for the social justice issues of our day. Dr. Barbers address brought the audience to their feet several times with thunderous applause and approval.
Congress President to Introduce online Christian Education Learning Series
“You Hear Me, But Are You Listening?”
Rev. Dr. Telika McCoy has a conversation with the viewers on the difference between just hearing our youth and listening to them for understanding. The objective of this video is to assist us all in creating a more meaningful relationship with our young adults who will become the leaders in our church, community and society….more on Dr. Telika McCoy
Coming in February: GBSC President, Dr. Nilous M. Avery ll on Missions, Congress of Christian Education President ,Janifer Campbell on the goal of Christian Education and Dr. Telika McCoy addressing the topic, “what are the expectations of today’s youth on religion.”
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