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.
Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II, President of the General Baptist State Convention of North
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
“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
We need your help to continue the work we began in 1867. Please make a tax deductible
gift of whatever is within your means, to the General Baptist State Convention of
North Carolina Inc. After your donation is made, an immediate receipt reflecting
the amount of your donation will be forwarded to your email.
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!
….In 2010 the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti prompted a worldwide call to
action from a crippled Haitian government. The General Baptist State Convention’s
response was to partner with other faith based organizations in an effort to marshal
as many resources as were possible and to get on the ground in Haiti quickly to assist
with food, clean water, sanitation, shelter and medical supplies.
The assessment by international aid organizations worldwide and our partnering organizations,
is also shared by the GBSC, that there are no easy victories or quick fixes when
an earthquake of this magnitude collapses the complete infrastructure of a country.