Hurricane Relief

We have an exciting mission opportunity for folks in our Association. There are many people in the eastern part of our state who are still recovering from hurricane devastation and we are planning to take a team of men and women February 24-26 to do clean-up and some construction in Rose Hill, NC. The cost is $10 per person per night which covers all supplies, lodging, and food. If interested, please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137 for more information and to register.


Ministers Wives’ Fellowship
The Ministers Wives’ Fellowship has been cancelled for today February 6th due to weather. Please join us next month on March 5th in the back room at Friday Friends.


Equip Back 2020
Equip Front 2020

Night Out with The Brown Family (1)

Kenya Group Photo
Please be in prayer for our CRBA mission team as they are currently ministering. Pray for their strength, safety, effectiveness and boldness as they share the Good News to all who will listen.
Men Boys BBQ Rally 2020

Please be in prayer for our CRBA mission team as they are currently ministering. Pray for their strength, safety, effectiveness and boldness as they share the Good News to all who will listen.


Ministry Assistant's Luncheon (1)

Pandu on Bike

We are happy to announce we have met our goal of providing 100 bicycles for church planters in India. The money has been collected through the sacrificial donations of individuals, small groups and churches. We will be sending the money early next week and the bicycles should be in the hands of church planters by the next weekend. To God Be the Glory!!!


Cincinnati Ohio



We are excited to begin working with church planter Amer Safadi in Cincinnati, Ohio beginning June 22, 2020. Our Mission Team is planning this Mission Trip to help Amer and other church planters reach their communities through Block Parties and Vacation Bible Schools. If you or your church would like to join us on this wonderful mission opportunity, please call our CRBA office for more details.


Bible Drill Pic

This year’s Associational Bible Drill is scheduled for March 15th, @ Wilkies Grove @ 3 p.m. If your church plans to participate in this wonderful ministry please let us know by calling our CRBA office.



Partner News


Healthy Heart Clinic logo

Compassionate Hearts Healthcare Clinic, a ministry of Oak Ridge Baptist Church, is now serving patients on Thursdays from 9:00AM-2:00PM and on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 5:30PM-8:30PM. To be eligible for the free medical services, one must be at least 18 years of age, not receive Medicaid/ Medicare, not have insurance, and meet federal guidelines of living 200% below the poverty level. Please call 828-522-1112 for more information on how to qualify for assistance or for volunteer opportunities. The Compassionate Hearts Clinic is located at 7449 Oak Ridge Church Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612.  A special thanks to The Community Foundation of Burke County, Grace Episcopal Church, Huffman-Cornwell Foundation, the Rostan Family Foundation, Burke Health Network, and Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge for their support of this endeavor.


Pie pic

Medical Patient Modesty is doing a Pie Bake-Off / Silent Auction (http://tasteoflocalfood.com/pie-bakeoff/) in Morganton on Saturday, March 7th from 12-3:30 PM at Social Hall in the basement of Collett Street Recreation Center to benefit Medical Patient Modesty (http://www.patientmodesty.org)  and we will need a number of volunteers (some must be teenagers under the age of 18). 

Medical Patient Modesty is a non-profit organization that works to help educate patients and their families about how to have maximum modesty for procedures; how to stand up for their rights requesting a same-gender medical team for intimate procedures; and how to prevent sexual abuse by medical professionals. We also work to educate medical professionals on how to be more sensitive to patient modesty.

The proceeds from this event will help with our patient education / advocacy efforts.

We are looking for people from different churches in Burke County who enjoy baking to participate in our pie baking contest.   An entry for one pie is $10. You can find more information on the pie baking contest at http://tasteoflocalfood.com/pie-bakeoff/bakerregistration.asp.


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Bivocational Ministers Flyer

Distributing Dignity Drive - Flyer 2020 - updated (002)

Church News

Antioch Baptist 
is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Cornerstone Baptist Church is seeking a Full-time Pastor, please send resumes to cbcsearch1@gmail.com

Drexel First Baptist Church is currently seeking a Part-timeYouth Ministry Leader.
Send resumes to:
Drexel First Baptist Church
Attn: Bert Eastwood
P O Box 308
Drexel, NC 28619
or email to: drexelfbc@gmail.com

El Bethel is seeking a Full-time Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth. If interested please send your resume’ to worshipleadersearchebbc@gmail.com

Missionary Ridge Baptist is seeking a Full-time Senior Pastor. Please send resumes to bmason04@icloud.com.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church is seeking a Part-time piano player. Please send resumes to secretary.mtcalvaryvaldese@gmail.com

Mull’s Grove Baptist Church is currently seeking a Full-time Senior Pastor. Please send resumes to mgbcpastorsearch19@gmail.com.

Smyrna Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.