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Dr. Nilous M. Avery II
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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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Held June 29th to July 1, 2015 at  Watts Chapel
Baptist Church, Raleigh NC
Dr. Harry L. White, Jr., host Pastor

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.

Your tax deductible donation makes you a partner in assisting the GBSCNC in its year round Missions. Click to Help Now.

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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!

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We thank Rev. Dr. Harry L. White, Jr., Pastor of Watts Chapel Baptist Church and his staff for their cooperation and assistance in making these videos available.  Watts Chapel Baptist Church also has our appreciation for allowing these videos to be aired on the website without qualification or pre-condition.

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Mrs. Trumella McDowell
2nd Vice-President


Eddie Bradley Lewis Gabriel

Christopher Williams

Demarshaun Worley

Rev. David Eggleston
Assistant Oratorical Director


Isaiah Quren Talbert

Savannah Duncan 1

Nicole Morrisey 1

Detrich Morrison-Jones 2
Kayla Jordan 2

Mrs. Mary Irving
Director  Oratorical


Madisyn Elam

Briana Lawrence

Kayla Nychoi Garris

Introducing the New President of
Shaw University


Listed below are the presiders and winners in each division

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Dr. Tashni Dubroy
Shaw's 17th president

On June 1, 2015 - Shaw University's Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Joseph N. Bell introduced at a press conference, Dr. Tashni Dubroy as Shaw's 17th president. Dubroy, a Shaw graduate, is the third alumnus, third female and the second youngest person to serve as Shaw's president. Her appointment was effective August 1, 2015.

"We wanted a proven leader, a seasoned academic, but most importantly, we sought an individual with business acumen who could merge the qualities of excellence in higher education with the professionalism of the board room," said Shaw University Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Joseph N. Bell, Jr. "These qualities were more than evident in Dr. Dubroy, and we are delighted and excited to witness what Dr. Dubroy will not only do for our University, but for our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community."

Dubroy graduated summa cum laude from Shaw University in 2002, and earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from North Carolina State University in 2007 and in 2010 she graduated with an MBA in marketing from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Dubroy is a member of the American Chemical Society and was nominated for membership in Sigma Xi, the Distinguished Chemical Society.

Shaw University Elects New President

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