The General Baptist State Convention supports six primary objectives. Of these objectives,
Shaw University is the first among equals, receiving the largest portion of the Convention's
missions dollars each year.
Historic Shaw University Campus
When Shaw founder, Henry Martin Tupper, organized a theology class in 1865 that ultimately
became Shaw University, the GBSC was formed two years later taking on the challenge
to raise funds to support this educational venture.
The Convention has never wavered in its support for Shaw University. In addition
to its financial support for Shaw, the Convention has historically encouraged students
to pursue their undergraduate and professional degrees at Shaw. Many pastors in general
baptist pulpits received their theological training through Shaw Divinity School.
The "blessed tie" that binds Shaw to the General Baptist State Convention has been
tested and tried, but never broken.
Please assist the General Baptist State Convention continue its support for Shaw
University by donating.
Dr. Dorothy C. Yancy, President of Shaw University, receives donation check from
the GBSCNC presented by Dr. Haywood T. Gray, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the
GBSCNC at their Baccalaureate Service held in March 2013
GENERAL BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC.
Shaw University Divinity School traces its beginning back to 1865 and provides theological
education dedicated to the preparation of clergy and laity for clinical medical pastoral
and teaching professions with a focus on the African American church.
Shaw University Divinity School is the cornerstone of the training and brain trust
of Shaw University that develops individuals for vocations in the ministry. Shaw
Divinity School’s unique position as the oldest institution for the education and
training of ministerial candidates has no equal in the southern region of the United
The General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has been an advocate and sponsor
of Shaw Divinity School since 1867. It is due in no small measure to our members’
generous and unyielding financial support that the Divinity School of Shaw University
Your financial support is still needed however, for the survival of Shaw University
Divinity School. In our downsizing economy, funding for Christian education is constricting
while our expenses for maintaining this historic institution still grow. Please assist
us in keeping our finest Theological Christian Education institution available for
generations to come. Please donate.
Leonard Medical Building ( Home of Shaw Divinity School )