Message and Call to Prayer in Response to the SBC 2

    We are excited about the possibility of our churches planting a church in Burke County to reach former inmates. This type of church is greatly needed in our community and there have been many who have been praying for this type of church for our community. If you are interested in helping our churches launch this type of church please join us on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. at our CRBA office for a time of discussion and planning.

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

Toy Store Fabric Needed 2022 (1)

    We are also in need of someone who can refurbish bicycles to be given out during Toy Store. If this is part of your giftedness and would like to volunteer, please let us know by calling 828-437-0137.

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BurkeChangers Save the Date 2023

    We are excited to announce the date for next year’s BurkeChangers! Mark you calendars for August 13-16, 2023. This is always a great opportunity for our CRBA Youth to get together to serve the community.

LoveLOUD 2

    We are looking forward to LoveLOUD 2022 and we 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 clain the school that you wish to serve. The responsibility of the church 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) and 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 own community. Call today!

Dental Truck

    We are happy to announce that Burkemont is bringing the Dental Ministry Trailer from Baptist 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.

BurkeChangers Momentum Event 2022

Catawba River Baptist Association

Missions Fair 2022

    We are excited to be hosting a CRBA Missions Fair at this year’s Fall Meeting. Our Fall Meeting/Worship Celebration will be October 23 @ Mount Home Baptist. The Fall Meeting and Celebration will be a great time of God Stories and worship, but this year we are including a Missions Fair and Dessert Fellowship following the 6 p.m. service. If your church would like to have a booth (table) to display your church’s missions/ministries, please contact us at our CRBA office. These displays will be used to celebrate what God is doing through our 66 CRBA churches and will also bless our churches; providing new ideas for ministry. Please call and reserve your table today.

Church News

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

East Valdese Baptist welcomes Shannon Deaton as their new Worship and Media Pastor.

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. This 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


NC Baptist Secretaries Association:

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