Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Friday, August 18, 2017
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel




 Volume 43, Edition 7,8                                                                                                                                                                       July/August 2017
 Blue Ridge Baptist Association
337 Garden Creek Road
Marion, NC 28752
Email for Administrative Assistant:
Annual Session, October 30, 2017 at Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church
Baptist Children's Homes 58th Annual Western Area Conference at Broyhill Home - Clyde, NC, Thursday, September 7, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Includes tours, free meal, music and an inspiration program involving children in the care of BCH's. 





05         Mrs. Amy Conner

23        Rev. Kenneth Burleson


01        Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Upton

04        Rev. and Mrs. Danny White

16        Rev. and Mrs. Marcus Gold, Jr.


04        Independence Day


10        Executive Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Garden Creek Baptist Church





04        Rev. Jonathan Tipper

04        Rev. Marcus Gold, Jr.

21        Rev. Jimmy Upton

27        Rev. Ryan Bennett

28        Mrs. Cathy Grindstaff


18        Rev. and Mrs. Michael Robinson

18        Rev. and Mrs. Ryan Bennett


03        Pastors’ Fellowship Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Countryside BBQ

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


20        Worship Music Week








 Training Opportunities for Churches and Associations – All classes are free. To register for a class, contact Judy Autry at   For Office and Google apps go to  For Website Trainings go to 150.


World Missions Week at Caswell – July 3-8, 2017. To register, contact NC Baptist Assembly at 910.278.9501 or online at


Faith At Home Network Fall Conference Series – August 29, 2017 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Hickory, NC.  Visit for pricing, schedule, and speaker information.





Thank you to Old Fort First Baptist Church for hosting the May Senior Adult Rally!



Thank you to Garden Creek for always being so gracious in allowing us to hold our quarterly Executive Committee Meetings in the fellowship hall!




            Old Fort First has called Rev. Andrew Dalton as their new pastor. He will begin his position in July.


            Rev. Johnny Johnson announced his retirement from pastoring Ashworth Road Baptist Church. He has pastored there for 30                     years.


            Rev. Coy Jeans resigned from Garden Creek Baptist Church.