Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Saturday, October 16, 2021
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel



                             Volume 48, Edition 9, 10                                                                                                 September/October 2021



Blue Ridge Baptist Association




07        Dr. Dennis Love (Glenwood)

13        Mrs. Vicki Love (Glenwood)

25        Mrs. Carrie White (Garden Creek)

27        Rev. Terry Roach (Clinchfield)



01        Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Walker (East Marion)

24        Rev. and Mrs. Jonathon Watson (Chapel Hill)          



06        Labor Day

22        See You at the Pole (School prayer event for students)

23        Church Profiles Due in the office (you have additional time if filling it out online) 





13        Rev. Barry Gouge (Vein Mountain)

15        Rev. Marty Conner (Cherry Springs)

18        Rev. Don White (Garden Creek)

26        Mrs. Gayle Cope (Dysartsville)



25        Rev. and Mrs. Barry Gouge (Vein Mountain)



1-31     Cooperative Program Emphasis

11        Executive Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

17        Week of Prayer for Baptist Associations

25        BRBA Annual Session


Iron Sharpens Iron, National Men’s One Day Equipping Conferences – September 25 in Richlands/Jacksonville, NC area or October 2 in Wilmington, NC.

Ministry Safe Church Safety Workshop – September 17 or 18, 2021 at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church in Pleasant Garden, NC. This safety training will provide the tools to implement a safety system that protects children from sexual abuse in church and ministry environments.  One-day conference, offered 2 different, consecutive days, for people to attend as schedule allows. Attendees need only attend one of the two days. Registration is $10 per person. To register, go to:


Igniting the Hearts of Men Conference – One day event designed to help men deepen their walk with Christ. September 11, 2021 at Lee Park Baptist Church in Monroe, NC.


Fill the Tank is a statewide emphasis on evangelizing the lost and baptizing the saved.  The hope is that every NC Baptist church will fill their baptistery on September 12th and celebrate the ordinance of Baptism.  Even if a church does not have someone to baptize on that day, the focus on baptism will raise awareness of the lost, the need for a Gospel witness and life-transformation in Christ. 







Child Evangelism Fellowship

(Good News Club®)

Mountain Chapter


            To say the 2020-2021 school year was a challenge, is an understatement. Unable to meet face to face with the children and with the excellent assistance of CEF headquarters, we used Zoom to hold classes virtually. Unfortunately, we have to begin this school year virtually even though the students will be in class. Please pray that we can meet face to face with the children soon.

            I am happy to report that Audrey Greene, a middle school student from Mitchell County, attended Camp Good News in Fairview. While she was there, she was trained to present to the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children. This year we will be recruiting students for Christian Youth in Action®(CYIA) for training at Camp Good News in June 2022.

            Our Mountain Chapter committee consists of Danny Willis (chairman), Jean Finley, Dean Honeycutt, Shearon Cline, and Wendy Cannon.

            For the 2021-2022 school year, we will offer Good News Clubs virtually in all McDowell County elementary schools and Jesus and Youth Connection (JYC®) in middle schools until we can once again meet face to face with the children.

            Thank you, Blue Ridge Baptist Association, for what you do to make Good News Clubs and JYC in McDowell County a reality.

Serving Him together,

Dianne Neal

Local Director, Mountain Chapter




Please share with any elementary children that you know that they can be a part of Good News Club and they can invite their friends to a part of Good News Club.   They will need to go to the office at their school and ask for a registration form.   The registration form is needed, even though the Club will be virtual.  Pray with us that soon the Clubs can be held inside the school. 



FBC Canton - we continue to partner with FBC Canton to assist in cooking and serving meals to a local soup kitchen. We are also preparing and serving meals to our volunteers who come to serve at our recovery site. We are also providing a shower/laundry unit for volunteers as well as washing clothes for the community. A water tanker filled with potable water is in place to serve the community with their water needs. We have admin and logistics volunteers helping manage the site.

 Crestview Baptist Church - We have set up a Disaster Recovery Operations Center at Crestview Baptist in Canton. This is the base site for all recovery work and will be the main lodging for volunteers serving in mud-outs and tear-outs. We have a shower/laundry unit for volunteers to use and also a larger laundry unit to minister to the larger community. Admin volunteers are also assisting at this site.

We will begin an additional feeding operation on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The location is being determined now. Those certified in feeding need to communicate your willingness to serve to your blue hat.

 To volunteer for recovery go to the website to sign up. . We will be in touch as soon as we can.

 For donating funds, go to or you can send a check to Baptist on Mission, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512. Memo line: Western NC Flood.



Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home was founded in 1994 as an avenue to provide a loving, Christian environment to children removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse. ECCH is a fully licensed North Carolina Residential Child-Care Facility, and a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home believes that God has called us to continually share Christ’s love with all those who pass our way. We seek to minister to the spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational needs of the children that have been placed in our care.  Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home believes all children have the right to be protected from abuse, to be treated with respect, to have people that listen to them, to have people that care for them, and have a safe and nurturing place to grow up and have their needs met and the support they need to achieve their goals.  The vision of Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home is for all children to have a safe place to laugh, play, and dream.


All types of construction crews will be needed to help in the construction of the home.  Donations are needed to make the home a reality.   For more information, call the BRBA office at 559.0224.



 In Christian Sympathy…

Our continued prayers and deepest sympathy are extended to:

 Mrs. Lisa Reese and the family of Pastor Steve Reese.  He pastored Calvary Baptist Church and passed away July 2, 2021.

Mrs. Rebecca Marlowe and the family of Pastor Bruce Marlowe. He pastored Bethlehem Baptist Church and passed away July 17, 2021.




Bethel Baptist Church in Shelby, NC presents

An Evening of Praise, Preaching and Prayer

September 20th 6:30 p.m.

Music by Primitive Quartet

Speaker is Evangelist Tim Lee


For pastors and their families, designed to help pastors replenish their marriage, their ministry, and their mission.

Fort Caswell – September 6-8


For more info, please visit