Conservatives Sweep the Annual NC State Baptist Convention!

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    News just in from a fellow SEBTS student at the Annual State Baptist Convention:

    David Horton, the pastor of Gate City Baptist Church of Greensboro (a conservative), was elected president of the State Baptist Convention of North Carolina. He defeated David Hughes, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, by a 59.48% to 40.52% vote. A total of 3840 messengers voted. Horton is a 1992 graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Additionally, conservatives Phyllis Foy (1st Vice President) and Brian Davis (2nd VP) won overwhelmingly. The budget was approved, (all 4 giving plans :( ) although the longest/most heated discussion was about taking $200,000 out of the Biblical Recorder’s budget to disperse to other items. That issue was defeated.
     
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    MODERATES took TN, home of the SBC executive board and Lifeway!!
     
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    That's nice, but what does it have to do with NC or the specific topic of this thread? You could have started a TN thread just as easily as replying in this one.

    The point being made inthis thread is that NC has long been a state convention that leaned toward theological liberalism. The theological situation in NC now appears to be turning around due to a grassroots conservative movement among NC SBC Churches (dispite the efforts of the Mainstream Baptists organization here).
     
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    That is very interesting. Your post caused me to do a bit of web surfing on the subject. I found the following: Two East Tennessee Pastors nominated as State Convention President . Once on that thread follow the link that it contains to the full story.
     
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    bibleboy,

    You are correct, the more proper thing to do would have been to start a TN Baptist thread.
     
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    The following article appeared in the Ashville Citizen-Times recently:

     
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    MODERATES PLAN STATEWIDE MEETING
     
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    Thanks RSR,

    That was an interesting and informative read. I may try and attend that January 2004 meeting in Greensboro, NC just to see what's in the works.

    I think that a lot of the concern rests in the fact that the NC BSC, which was established to support the SBC, somehow allowed giving plans that direct funding to the CBF. It is strange that the NC BSC's charter (or what ever you want to call its founding documents) specifically state that one of its express goals is to provide a means for NC Baptist churches to cooperate together in supporting the SBC; yet, somehow giving plans were allowed that divert cooperative NC BSC funding to be channeled away from the SBC and into the CBF coffers.

    Granted all NC Baptist churches are autonomous and can support whatever group that they wish. However, those churches that wish to solely support the CBF and do not agree with the current conservative direction of the NC BSC and the SBC likely should simply be honest and fully align themselves with the CBF and the NC BSC should return to its stated purpose of supporting the SBC by no longer offering alternative CBF giving plans. Such a move would end the confusion and bickering.

    [ December 04, 2003, 12:57 AM: Message edited by: Bible-boy ]
     

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