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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 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.

Commissioned For Missions

“Then said Jesus to them ….as My Father hath sent Me, even so I send You” John 20:21
Below, Men of the State Laymen’s League Auxiliary of the GBSCNC prepare to be “sent” at their One Day Session, held on April 9
th 2016,  at the Penn Avenue Baptist Church In Oxford, NC.
 
We are all “sent” who accept the challenge and responsibility of doing Missions.

Ms. Madisyn Elam Wins Second Place at National Oratorical Competition held in Tampa Florida.
See bottom of page for more details and photos from National Baptist Convention competition.

The State Congress of Christian Education Auxiliary of the GBSC Oratorical Conference Awards Ceremony Photo Highlights.

Congratulations go out to Mr. Detrich Morrison-Jones, 1st place winner for the Senior Divison of the GBSC Oratorical Conference. He is joined by Ms. Janifer Campbell, President of the State Congress of Christian Education on his left, and Mrs. Mary Irving, State Oratorical Director to his right. He represented the New Hope Baptist Association and will represent the GBSC in the 2017 National Baptist Convention, Oratorical Contest in St. Louis, Missouri. Detrich is a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church in Apex, NC.

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Mr. Detrich Morrison-Jones

Contestants & Winners of the State Congress of Christian Education Oratorical Conference

Congratulations MS. Madisyn Elam on your heroic Second Place finish at the prestigious National Baptist Convention, Congress of Christian Education Oratorical Conference held last week in Tampa, Florida. The GBSC contestant, Ms. Madisyn Elam, won 2nd place in this rigorous competition where she competed with the nation’s best public speakers.

Ms. Madisyn Elam is seen below with General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Congress of Christian Education leadership, her family, friends, supporters and well wishers. Ms Elam is a member of North East Baptist Church, Durham, NC, which followed Ms. Elam to Tampa, Fl, with an entourage from her church to support Ms. Elam in her quest to be the best (see last photo).

 

Congratulations Ms. Madisyn Elam

Detrich Morrison-Jones, 1st Place State Oratorical Conference winner shares stage with Madisyn Elam, National Oratorical Conference 2nd Place winner. They exchanged mutual congrats at the awards ceremony held on June 29th for the statewide Oratorical contest. The Conference was sponsored by the State Congress of Christian Education, Auxiliary of the GBSC. It was held at Peace Baptist Missionary Church in Durham, NC, where Rev. William E. Daye is the Pastor.

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The State Congress of Christian Education Auxiliary of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina held its Annual Oratorical Conference, from June 27 - June 29. The photos displayed reflect the activity from the closing awards presentation held on June 29th. There were several worthy candidates that received trophies as the event concluded, however, all who competed must be considered winners as a result of their hard work, dedication, faithfulness and courageous spirit. The awards ceremony also featured opening remarks by students, and a presentation by Shaw University representatives who responded to questions from the audience about Shaw’s criteria for admissions.

Our thanks to Dr. Frank J. Byrd, Past President, GBSC Congress of Christian Education Auxiliary for his photo contributions seen above.

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Row 1: Devin-Daniell Webb, 3rd place, Preparatory Division, Rowan Association; Arlyona Core, 2nd place, Preparatory Division, KEMBA; Christopher Lee William, 1st place, Preparatory Division, New Hope Association. Far right: Antonio Morrison, 2nd place, Gaston County Association

Row 2: Jasmine, 3rd place, Junior Division, Rowan Association; Alexus Daniels, 1st place, Junior Division, Gaston County Association; Lauren Love, 2nd place, Junior Division, Deep River Association; Madison Donald, 3rd place, Senior Division, Gaston County Association.

Row 3: Detrich Morrison-Jones, 1st place, New Hope Association.

  Senior Contestants

Detrick Morrison-Jones, 1st place, New Hope Association

Antonio Morrison, 2nd place, Gaston County Association

Madison Donald, 3rd place, Old Eastern Association

Junior Contestants

Alexus Daniels, 1st place, Gaston County Association

Lauren Love, 2nd place, Deep River Association

Jasmine Dennis, 3rd place, Rowan Association

Preparatory Contestants

Christopher Lee Williams, 1st place, New Hope Association

Arlyona Core, 2nd place, KEMBA

Devin-Danielle Webb, 3rd place, Rowan Association


The Oratorical Conference is an annual event sponsored by the State Congress of Christian Education, Auxiliary of the GBSC: Janifer Campbell, President, Mary Irving, Oratorical Director, Mrs. C. Trumilla McDowell, 2nd Vice President, Reverend David Eggelston, Assistant Oratorical Director.


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