LoveLOUD Remaining Schools 2022

We are looking forward to LoveLOUD 2022 and hope each of our churches will choose to participate. If your church would like to feed the staff of one of our local schools the week of August 22-26 (Chick-fil-A will be cooking the food), please call our CRBA office and claim the school you wish to serve. The church’s responsibility will be to pick up the food from Chick-fil-A on the date and time assigned (the church will be responsible for paying for the food), deliver it to the school, and serve it if allowed. This is a great opportunity for your church to be involved in missions in our community. Call today!

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Kenya Mission Trip 2022

We are excited we will be taking a team to Kisumu, Kenya, this November. We will be building homes for those in need, which will also be used for Bible Studies and Church Plants. In addition to providing homes, there will be opportunities for personal evangelism, prayer walking, preaching, and teaching. The cost is approximately $2,200 (cost may vary due to rising fuel prices). For more information and to register, please call our CRBA office. 

The deadline to sign up with a $500 deposit is August 15th.

Please note, as of right now, Kenya requires all travelers to be vaccinated. This guideline is subject to change.

Toy Store Fabric Needed 2022 (2)

We are excited about the opportunity to serve our community through our annual Toy Store ministry again this year and are looking forward to Christmas in August. This is the time our churches work together to collect new toys to help families in Burke County. We have the collection boxes ready to be picked up at our CRBA office for any church or business willing to participate. To claim your box, please come by our office (1812 US 70 E., Morganton) or give us a call at 828-437-0137. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Golf Tournament Ad 2022

We are excited about this year’s golf tournament to support our upcoming Toy Store Ministry to bless children and families in Burke County. To help us raise funds, we are asking businesses and our CRBA churches to “Sponsor A Hole”. There are different levels of support that allow churches and businesses of all sizes the ability to participate.

To learn more and to become a hole sponsor, please call our office or go to  

Dental Truck

We are happy to announce that Burkemont is bringing the Dental Ministry Trailer from Baptists On Mission to our community. This important ministry will take place on August 18th and 19th, and we need your help.

The following volunteers are needed:

Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Prayer Counselors, Greeters, folks to provide meals, etc.

If you would like to help with this wonderful ministry, please call Eddy Bunton at Burkemont Baptist. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Catawba River Baptist Association

Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Full-time Pastor. Please send resumes to     

Icard’s Grove Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

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

Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a Piano Accompanist for Wednesday night choir practice (7:00 pm) and Sunday morning service (10:30 am). There will be a stipend offered. Pleasant Hill is also seeking a part-time Worship Leader. Please email questions and resumes to or mail to:
2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655

Southside is seeking a Church Secretary. All questions and resumes should be sent to

Wilkies Grove is seeking an:
Associate Pastor or Associate Pastor/Minister of Youth & Children             FULL-TIME POSITION
Located in eastern Burke County, Wilkies Grove Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor or AP / Minister of Youth & Children who understands and demonstrates the work of the church and is faithful to the conservative values of the Southern Baptist Convention. The church is in a rural setting, south of I-40, between Hickory and Morganton. Wilkies Grove averages an attendance of 240 and is a member of the Catawba River Association. Additional staff includes the senior pastor, youth leader, minister of music, and secretary/treasurer.
Job Descriptions are available at

  • Saved by the Grace of God through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior.
  • A Southern Baptist who agrees with and ascribes to the literal validity and application of the Holy Bible.
  • Believes the Holy Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God.
  • Licensed and ordained as a minister of the Gospel by a conservative Southern Baptist Church.
  • A minimum of (3) years of experience in a church leadership role is preferred.


  • Proclaim the Gospel as the literal Word of God to the church and assist the church in proclaiming the Gospel to the community.
  • Partner with the senior pastor and Deacon Board in the governance of the church.
  • Support the church with attendance and tithes.
  • Provide assistance to the senior pastor in any area of work, as requested or assigned.
  • Assist in worship services as needed and at the discretion of the senior pastor.
  • Serve on church committees and support church-wide initiatives.
  • Conduct funeral services and wedding ceremonies as requested.

SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience.
Mr. Chris Bortnick
WGBC Pastor Church Committee, Chair
PHONE:         828.413.0060
MAIL:            Mr. Chris Bortnick
                       5780 Wilkies Grove Church Road
                       Hickory, NC  28602

Partner News

Stantonsburg FBC is seeking a pastor and is located 50 miles east of Raleigh. If interested, please send resumes to:
SFBC Pastor Search Team
PO Box 356
Stantonsburg, NC   27883

FBC Hildebrand is seeking an Organist & Part-time Music Director for our church. This is a paid position and will require you to be here for Sunday & Wednesday services and any special services; revival, cantata, dramas, etc. Please submit your resume to the church office by mail at PO Box 220, Hildebran, NC 28637, or you can email your resume to Kendra Arrowood

Glenwood Baptist Church is seeking a man of God to be our full-time pastor. If interested, please submit your resume to:
Glenwood Baptist Church
Attn: Pastor Search Committee
PO Box 218
Glenwood, NC 28737
or online at

Poovey’s Grove Baptist Church is seeking a full-time senior pastor. For more information, please contact Classie Whisenant at (828) 381-2500 or

First Baptist Church of Lincolnton, NC: 
Wanted: Part-time Facilities Manager who has demonstrated maintenance experience. If interested, please send a resume to First Baptist Church, Attn: Dr. Stanley Spence, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or email

Great is Thy Faithfulness 2022 flyer (004)

Fruitland Baptist Bible College is offering FREE TUITION.
Click HERE to learn more and to apply.


Ohana Mud Run

The Rotary Club of Morganton invites you to help us raise money for Morganton-area non-profits by volunteering at our annual family mud run on Saturday, August 13th, 2022, at the Bennick Compound (a private Motocross race course). Volunteers are needed at drink stations and the obstacles themselves to cheer on the runners in two-hour shifts starting at 8 am and running through 3 pm. Think about getting a group of your friends together to help us with a shift! You’ll find the event entertaining, inspiring and action-packed.
Please contact Kim Van Sickler, Director of Volunteers, at to volunteer and for more information.

Rotary Club of Morganton

Join the Burke County Public Schools team – become a high-impact literacy tutor and help students learn to read! 

NC Education Corps is recruiting its next cohort of high-impact literacy tutors to support students in Burke County Schools throughout the 2022-2023 school year. Corps members are employed (yes, paid!) by BCPS to serve as part-time literacy tutors — adding critical capacity in elementary classrooms across North Carolina.  
Tutors will receive high-dosage tutor training and ongoing support from NC Education Corps and BCPS. The pay rate for this role ranges from $15 – $30/hour, dependent on experience.  
An ideal tutor is someone who is: 

  • Passionate about supporting students, teachers, and public schools. 
  • Flexible enough to commit at least three days a week (10 – 19 hours/week). 
  • Positive, upbeat, and excited to make a difference. 

We know that your potential to make a difference in a child’s life is defined by your capacity to be there and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, even if you don’t have a degree or experience in education. 
Interested individuals can learn more and apply at