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We had a wonderful time at our Annual CRBA Men & Boys Rally this week hosted by Mount Home Baptist Church. The food was wonderful (thank you Art Mosely, Travis Snipes, and Rocky Hartman), the worship was awesome (thank you John Conrad and Mount Home), and the speaker (Stacy Dyer) did a great job sharing the Gospel. We give God the glory for the 3 men who recommitted their life to Christ and the one man who surrendered to Christian Ministry. God is good. Lastly, thank you Mount Home for being a wonderful host!

Senior Adult Luncheon Collage 2022

It was a blessing to be part of this week’s Senior Adult event. These wonderful Seniors sang to the Lord, and it was a privilege to be with them. Thank you, Hopewell for being a great host.

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Burke Changers

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Like many of our CRBA churches, El Bethel is preparing to deliver
hundreds of gift bags into our community to share the love of Christ.

If your church would be willing to adopt a section of Burke County and distribute these packets door to door (not door-knocking, just putting the bag on the door handle), please call our CRBA office. We especially need help in the eastern part of our county (Valdese and Eastward). All materials are free of charge and are customizable. The goal is to have everything distributed by Easter of this year. We still have maps and supplies available, so please stop by or call our office for more information and/or to pick up the supplies.

Cakes for 2

On May 2nd, we hope to deliver 300-500 cakes to our Baptist Children’s Homes in NC and we need your help. Please consider baking a cake (or Cakes) for the wonderful children being taken care of at our Baptist Children’s Homes. Once you bake the cake(s), place them in one of the cake boxes we provide at our office and deliver it to our CRBA office between the hours of 7 and 10 a.m. on May 2nd. We will take all the gathered cakes to Clyde and other designated locations where they will be used for dessert after meals. And, on a child’s birthday, the child will choose which cake they want for their birthday celebration. This is a great opportunity for our churches and individuals to make a big impact on these wonderful children and the staff at our Children’s Homes. For more information and to pick up free cake boxes please stop by our CRBA office.

Kumberton Mission Trip 2022

Pastors and Ministry Assistants Luncheon


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Catawba River Baptist Association

Catawba River Baptist Association

Our Ladies Ministry is working to bless families during our upcoming BurkeChangers event this summer by collecting items to be included in a hygiene ministry bag. These bags will be distributed to families in Burke County at the 4 Block Parties conducted by our students. We need your help. Consider collecting the below items over the next few months and bring them to our CRBA office by April 25th.

Items to be collected include:

  • Bars of Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Combs or Brushes
  • Shampoo and Conditioner (travel size)
  • Hand Sanitizer or Wet Wipes (travel size)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Dental Floss

This is a great “Easy Button” mission project for any size church. Please let us know if you will be helping us with this ministry or if you have any questions.

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We are looking forward to our Mission Trip to Cincinnati from August 4-7. Ministries will include two block parties, prayer walking, participating in worship services Saturday evening, and handing out flyers. The approximate cost is $240 per person. Lodging will be at a local hotel and is based on double occupancy.

To register and for more information, please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137.

Kenya Mission Trip 2022

We are excited to share we are taking a mission team to Kenya this November. The cost is approximately $2,200 (depending on the cost of travel). Pray to see if God would have you be on mission with our team in Kenya. For more information, please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137.

Church News

Amherst Baptist is seeking a Pastor. Please send resumes to mpoteet2003@yahoo.com     
Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational 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 brodruemgbc@att.net.   

Mull’s Grove also has a lot of Sunday School Leader Guides for anyone/any church who may be in need of that material. Please contact the church at (828) 437-3379.

Pleasant Hill Baptist is seeking a part-time Worship Pastor/Leader.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is also seeking a part-time administrative office assistant.
Email resumes to jackhodges@pleasanthillbc.church or mail them to: 2396 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC 28655

Southside is seeking a Church Secretary. All questions and resumes should be sent to rlawrencelaw52@gmail.com.

Wilkies Grove is seeking a:
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 senior pastor, youth leader, minister of music, and secretary/treasurer.
Job Descriptions are available at wilkiesgrove.com

  • 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.
  • Minimum of (3) years 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
EMAIL:          bortnick@charter.net
MAIL:            Mr. Chris Bortnick
                       5780 Wilkies Grove Church Road
                       Hickory, NC  28602

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'94 Ford Van for SALE

The Deaf Church at FBC Morganton is selling a

1994 Ford Club Wagon Van

5.0-liter engine
Runs good
84,472 miles
New battery
Trailer hitch
Radio DOES NOT work
Side slide-out steps
Asking $3000.00

Please contact Tom Lineberger at
(828) 413-0216 for more information.

Partner News

Dudley Shoals Baptist Church in Granite Falls, NC is prayerfully seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. Resumes may be mailed to Post Office Box 674 Granite Falls, NC 28630 or emailed to DSBC.resume@gmail.com by May 9th. More information can be found at www.dudleyshoalsbc.com/seniorpastor


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 a Pianist, 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 ministry@fbchildebran.com.
First Baptist Hildebran is also prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor. First Baptist Hildebran is in the Foothills of North Carolina in the town of Hildebran. Our church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Catawba Valley Baptist Association. We are seeking a Pastor that adheres to the Baptist faith and has a Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) or in pursuit of a degree with a conservative evangelical faith. To learn more about our church and see a full list of qualifications, please visit our website www.fbchildebran.com.

Resumes may be sent to:
First Baptist Hildebran
Senior Pastor Search Committee
PO Box 220
Hildebran, NC 28637 or

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 glenwoodbaptistchurch@yahoo.com

Poovey’s Grove Baptist Church is seeking a full-time senior pastor. For more information, please contact Classie Whisenant at (828) 381-2500 or classie1994@gmail.com.


Pastors wives retreat 2022

60th Annual NC Baptist Ministers' Wives Retreat (002)

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 Vicki.moore@fbclincolnton.org.