Mount Home deed burning 2021

Congratulations to Mount Home Baptist Church on the occasion of their Note Burning Celebration this past Sunday. Not only did they celebrate the paying off of the loan for their Worship Center, they showed appreciation to Pastor Jerry Gamble celebrating 50 years of pastoral ministry at Mount Home. Pastor Jerry had a big week starting with his birthday, then celebrating 60 years of marriage with his lovely wife and then ending the week with the note burning and Home Coming. Congratulations Pastor Jerry Gamble and Mount Home Baptist Church.

To God Be the Glory!

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“Fill the Tank” is a statewide emphasis to see believers baptized on September 12th. Emphasizing baptism on a specific day is a great way to encouarage new believers to take the next step of obedience and faith while displaying a picture of the gospel to others. For more information on this important event and to register your church please go to

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We are happy to announce LoveLOUD is back. Mark your calendars, the week of August 16 is LoveLOUD. During that week our churches will partner together to provide lunch for the staff of every Burke County Public School.  The schools we will be feeding are:

Burke Middle 
Forest Hill    
Glen AlpineGlen Alpine FBC
Mountain View 
Mtn. Crest      
N. Liberty      
New Dimensions 
Oak Hill         Zion Baptist
PHSMull’s Grove
Ray Childers 
Table Rock 
WA Young 

We are asking our CRBA churches to “Adopt a School” and provide lunch on a designated day (to be determined by the school system). Churches will be asked to deliver the meal on a certain day and time and each participating church will purchase food from Chick-fil-A. Each meal will cost $6 per person and CRBA will handle the ordering of food. Churches will be responsible for drinks. If your church wishes to participate but are not financially able to purchase the food, please let us know and CRBA may be able to help.

Call us today to adopt your school.

Mission Trip to Kenya

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We continue to be excited for our upcoming mission trip to Kenya October 26 thru November 5th.   We have a team of 12 people representing 6 churches.

If you are unable to travel to Kenya but wish to participate,
consider helping us with one of four projects:

  • We will be building four houses/house churches costing a total of $1,600. You can donate enough for the house ($400) or you can buy a wall ($100). These houses are for widows in villages that will also be used as houses of hope/church plants).
  • Pastor’s Conference –We will be hosting (and leading) pastor training in Kisumu, Kenya which will cost up to $2,000 for supplies and food for the Kenyan pastors who will be trained.
  • Buy a suit for one of 21 pastors @ $40 each
  • Buy a bicycle for a pastor @ $100 each

The above are great projects for Sunday School Classes, families, and churches to participate in. Also, if your church does not have plans for your churches VBS offering, consider using it to meet some of the above mission needs.

This Summer’s VBS Schedules

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It’s not too late to enter your church’s information for VBS. You may e-mail the CRBA ( or call (828-437-0137). This publication goes out each Thursday. Entries must be in by the Wednesday before. 

Thank you's

Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Pastor.

Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Catawba Valley is seeking a Pastor.

Community Missionary is seeking a Pastor.

El Bethel Baptist Church in Morganton is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor/Worship Leader to join their ministerial staff. Please send resumes and questions to They are also searching for a part-time Youth Director. If interested please send resumes and questions to

Missionary Ridge is looking for a full time Youth Minister. Please send resumes or direct questions to

Mull’s Grove Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Youth Minister. Please send resumes and questions to   

Oak Ridge Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Student Pastor. Responsibilities include overseeing different aspects of the youth ministry including: teaching Bible studies, planning retreats & events, leading ministry volunteers, and overseeing the ministry budget. An average of 20 hours per week is expected for this position. Seminary education and experience are preferred. For a more detailed job description email the church office at Resumes will be accepted through August 31.
Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a full-time Children’s and Youth Ministry Pastor as well as a part-time Worship Pastor/Leader.

Rutherford College First Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Southside is seeking a Church Secretary. They are also seeking a pianist. All questions and resumes should be sent to

Wilkies Grove is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor. Please send resumes and questions to:

Mr. Chris Bortnick
(WGBC Pastor Church Committee, Chair)
5780 Wilkies Grove Church Rd.
Hickory, NC 28602

Partner News

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Do you desire to see men come alive with the realization of Christ’s stamp upon their lives? Would you rejoice to see them engaged in growing, meaningful fellowship with our Lord?

Join us for one unforgettable day of encouragement,
exhortation, and inspiration for men! 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
@ Lee Park Baptist in Monroe, NC
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Click here for more information and to register for this event!