Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Saturday, August 17, 2019
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel




 Volume 45, Edition 7, 8                                                                                                                                                                        July/August 2019








05        Mrs. Amy Conner

23        Rev. Kenneth Burleson




01        Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Upton

04        Rev. and Mrs. Danny White

12        Rev. and Mrs. Drew Dalton

16        Rev. and Mrs. Marcus Gold, Jr.




04        Independence Day

08        Executive Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Greenlee Baptist Church

14        Send Relief Sunday





04        Rev. Jonathan Tipper

04        Rev. Marcus Gold, Jr.

05        Dr. Jonathon Watson

21        Rev. Jimmy Upton

27        Rev. Ryan Bennett




18        Rev. and Mrs. Michael Robinson

18        Rev. and Mrs. Ryan Bennett



04        Social Issues Sunday


08        Senior Adult Rally, 10:30 a.m., at Sugar Hill Baptist


11        Student Evangelism Day


18        Worship Music Week

















Deep Impact Kids Camps and Youth Mission Trip Opportunities – Multiple camps and mission trip opportunities are offered throughout the summer. Go to for information.


July 1-6 2019 World Missions Week – Fort Caswell with speaker Mike Satterfield and Worship by Rush of Fools Band


July 8-12 Student Worship Academy – Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC.  High School Students who have completed 9th-12th grade for a week-long training camp that will give tools and resources necessary to be creative and effective leaders in churches.


July 19-20 Sheepdog Seminar – Church security seminar with multiple speakers, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC. to purchase tickets.


Revival at Macedonia Baptist Church, August 12-16, 7:00 p.m. Brother Trent McKeehan will be preaching.


Renewing Worship EXPO – August 2-3, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church (West Campus) 136 Medical Drive, Advance, NC 27006 (near Winston-Salem). This EXPO is a one-stop shop of training for worship leaders, bands, vocal teams, choirs, orchestras, technicians and others. If you serve in any facet of worship ministry this event is for you!  Cost $30, $35 after July 14, $40 after July 30.


Campmeeting/Pastors Conference – September 16-18, 2019 at Hillside Park Baptist Church.  Featuring Preachers: Dr. Jeff LaBorg, Dr. David Gallamore and Dr. Phil Hoskins.


Strengthening the Church Conference – August 13 from 9-3:45 pm at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 104 Milton Road, Durham.  The purpose of this conference is to equip and inspire all NC Baptist churches to embrace multicultural ministry and reflect their diverse communities.


Operation Christmas Child Project Event – July 20, 10:00 am-12 pm. Second Baptist Church, 123 Green Street, Rutherfordton, NC.  Come meet the Mountain Gateway Team and get all the info on being a year round volunteer. Get tips on packing shoe boxes and learn small easy crafts that can be made for them. Guest speaker is Giovanni M. Solares.  He was a pastor in the Philippines in 2008 when the shoeboxes were received.  For more info call: Judy Jackson at 828.606.3636 or Lisa Belcher at 828.755.8356. 


Strengthen the Church Conference - Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Durham, NC. Register at


Friends of Children Saturday Workdays - Baptist Children's Homes of NC. One day missions for all ages! Sept 14: Mills Home in Thomasville, Cameron Boys Camp in Cameron. Sept 21: Odum Home in Pembroke, Camp Duncan for girls in Aberdeen, and Kennedy Home in Kinston. Sept 28: Oak Ranch in Broadway. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Projects go from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch is served at noon and optional tours are available afterwards.  Visit to register.  For questions, contact Alan Williams at or 336.474.1277. 


The Charlotte Regional Church Revitalization Conference - "Bringing New Life to a Declining Congregation", September 13-14 at Crosspointe Church in Concord, NC.  Also, those who register will get to attend Tom Cheyney's pre-conference intensive free. To register: 






Rev. Marcus Gold, Jr. will be leading a Bible study in the book of Revelation on Wednesday nights at West Marion Baptist Church.  The study will be at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church has called Rev. Ethan Hester to be  Senior Pastor.









Thank you to Chapel Hill Baptist Church for hosting the May Senior Adult Rally!


Thank you to Hankins Baptist and Catawba Heights Baptist for supplying the Food Pantry with food items!