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
What We Do
Support Shaw University and Shaw Divinity School Historic Estey Hall
Christian Education • Missions • Benevolence
How We Began
General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Headquarters, Raleigh, NC
Dr. Howard W. Parker, Jr. President Chair Executive Board
We need your help to continue the work we began in 1867. Please make a tax deductible
donation of whatever is within your means, to the General Baptist State Convention
of North Carolina. After your donation is made, an immediate receipt reflecting the
amount of your donation will be forwarded to your email.
Welcome members, visitors and guest 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.
Each month the GBSConline.org website will feature a sermon of a member of the leadership
of the GBSC. These featured sermon videos will speak to the faith teachings of the
Bible and the spirit of the Mission of Jesus, that serves as the foundation of the
Missions activity of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
“The Left Hand of God” by Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II
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!
Supreme Court Justice of NC, Cheri Beasley, GBSC Vice President at Large, Chair,
General Board, Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II, and Congress Auxiliary President, Dr.
Frank J. Byrd, speak to the importance of the State Congress of Christian Education
sponsored Oratorical Contest. The 2014 Oratorical Contest was held from June 23 to
25th at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Salisbury NC, where Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery is
The Importance of the Oratorical Contest
Oratorical Contest WinnerSenior Division, Candace Spencer, is presented the award
of First Place by Dr. Frank J. Byrd, President of the Congress of Christian Education
at the 2014 Oratorical Convention in Salisbury NC. Seemore Oratorical Contest winners.
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