Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Sunday, April 21, 2019
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel




 Volume 45, Edition 3,4                                                                                                                                                              March/April 2019




01        Mrs. Danielle Walker


07        Dr. Tom Walker


14        Mrs. Miriam Upton


26        Mrs. Alice Hughes






03        SBC Youth Week and Week of Prayer/Study/Offering for Annie Armstrong


07        Pastors’ Social, 10:30 a.m. at BRBA Office


17        Church Planting Emphasis Sunday and Substance Abuse Prevention Sunday














01        Rev. Jim Brewer


03        Rev. Brian Gentry


24        Rev. Michael Robinson



30        Rev. and Mrs. Marty Conner



04        Pastors’ Social, 10:30 a.m. at BRBA Office


07        Cooperative Program Sunday


08        Executive Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m., West Marion Baptist Church


14        Baptist Doctrine Sunday


19        Good Friday


21        SBC Seminaries Sunday


21        Easter








March 8-9 Awaken, A North Carolina Prayer Gathering – Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, 1415 Neelley Road, Pleasant Garden, NC. Register at the door. Love offering will be received. Visit for more information.


March 26 Revitalize – Old Town Baptist Church, 4386 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. This conference is designed to encourage and equip pastors and other leaders in the process of helping churches to become fully missional.  Mark Clifton from N. America Mission board is speaker and Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Steve Green will be singing.  Lunch will be provided.


April 5-6 Known By Love 2019 Missions Conference – Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. Conference includes worship, general sessions, breakout sessions, missions fair exhibits, missions testimonies, volunteer supper and more.  Registration Deadline: March 29, 2019.  Call 800.395.5102, ext.  5596 or go to:


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.







Many thanks to New Horizon Baptist Fellowship for hosting the February Senior Adult Rally.  We appreciate everything!




Macedonia Baptist Church will be having a singing on Saturday, June 15 at 4:00 p.m.   His Fold and Middle Cross will be singing.  After the singing, there will be a time of fellowship, which will include some food and beverages.




First Baptist Church of Old Fort, NC is looking for a pianist for Sunday services and rehearsals. Please contact Stephen Willie (828-230-9418) for an initial consultation.  We are looking for someone who is comfortable playing for group singing and can read music as well as playing by ear.  Thank you for your consideration.





            March 10, 2019 Set your clocks ahead one hour!





New Address for Blue Ridge Baptist Association

77 Fleming Avenue

Marion, NC 28752







Your 1 donation can help save up to 3 lives


New Manna Baptist Church (Old Building)


245 East Court Street, Marion




Monday, March 11, 2019


12:00 pm to 5:00 pm



If you are interested in giving blood, please call and schedule an appointment with Micah Blanton at 803-7331 or email




The Mission of Warriors at Home is dedicated to preventing and eliminating veteran suicide. 



Warriors at Home helps our nation's veterans lead healthy and happy lives by providing Emotional Support, Fitness, and Adventure!



The organization was founded by Ken Doyle, who was Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) technician in the U.S. Army for five years. He is medically retired for injuries he received in combat, which included the loss of an arm. After leaving the military, he and his wife moved to McDowell County. Not long afterwards, he started Warriors at Home. 




Ken is available to share the mission of Warriors at Home with your church.  He can be reached at:




Pastoral Changes

Rev. Josh Hayes resigned from Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church. 

Dr. Terry Cheek resigned from Calvary Baptist Church. 

We wish the best for both of them in their future endeavors. 









Truett Conference Center & Camp is a NC Baptist owned and operated facility nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Truett Conference Center & Camp offers peace and tranquility to our Conference Center guests while allowing our Summer Camp season to be full of life-changing experiences for all who are involved.


                Truett is in the middle of a rejuvenation project and needs your help. If your church is in the process of planning a mission trip anytime soon, please consider coming to Truett.


                Mission projects needed at the Truett Conference Center and Camp:


                *Landscaping (weeding, planting flowers, laying landscape timbers, trimming bushes, etc.) *Thin out shrubs around office, bunkhouse sign; conference center  *Tree cutting (around back of office; along creek in athletic field; around pond) *Weeding / flower planting around historic white house *Vinyl side replacement (small areas of one or two pieces at a time on multiple buildings). *Pressure washing-buildings; gutters; signs *Painting -- trim around signs; trim work around doors; pavilion area Remodeling (for those skilled carpenters)  * Lodge house  * "gut-out" of buildings due to future remodeling  * assessing / remodeling of log cabin



Questions and Answers about a Mission Trip to Camp Truett:


 1.    Is there a place to stay at the camp for the workers?  Yes 2.    Do you have the resources to furnish meals?  Yes 3.    What about tools, equipment and supplies?  That would need to be coordinated with the group.  We have some tools available and we are trying to build up our supply of these so we may need to ask the group to bring some depending on the work to be done. 4.    Do we need to bring our own bedding?  We have our bunkhouses to stay in which provide the bed/mattress, two bathrooms, two showers and two sinks each. 5.    If there is a place to stay and food what is the cost per day?  $15 per person, per day which includes lodging and 3 meals and 7 hrs of work .  Each additional meal is $5 per meal.  



    Regardless of your reason for coming to Truett, you are invited to come and experience God like you never have before! Come see what God can do, in your life, when you give Him the chance! For more information contact the Truett office at:



                Truett Conference Center and Camp 346 Truett Camp Rd. Hayesville, NC 28904 Email:   Office: 828-389-8828 Website: 





North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) is hosting a Senior Adult Celebration on May 6-7 at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte. On May 6, dinner and entertainment begin at 5:30pm. The celebration continues May 7 at 9:30am with music, a keynote address, and ministry highlights from NCBAM. Registration for May 6 is $20; a love offering will be accepted May 7. Learn more and register at or call 877.506.2226