This week’s Update contains information about LoveLOUD, Toy Store, Celebrate Recovery and much more.


Please be in prayer for our churches participating in LoveLOUD next week as they minister in our local Burke County Schools. They will be serving our Burke County School employees lunch and minister through God conversations and prayer. May God be honored in this endeavor to bless our school leaders.

Friends of the CRBA (4)

We are looking forward to having Lin Dawson (ordained minister and former NFL player) with us as our guest speaker for this year’s Friends of CRBA Banquet on Tuesday, August 27th at 6 p.m. at Mount Home Baptist Church. This will be a night of great food, inspiration and an opportunity to raise funds for CRBA ministries to impact our county, nation and world. Tickets are free and there will be an opportunity to give financially to the work of CRBA during our time together. To make reservations (and to pick up tickets) please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137.

Celebrate Recovery

The churches of CRBA are concerned with the vast drug abuse present in Burke county and we want to help by beginning a Celebrate Recovery ministry and we need your help. If God has put this type of burden on your heart and you are willing to help us begin and volunteer in this ministry, please attend our potential leader information meeting next Monday evening,August 19th at 6 p.m. where a light supper will be served. If you plan to join us August 19th please call us at 828-437-0137 to RSVP. You may also contact Robby at Your help and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Toy Store box

This is a beautiful picture of the Toy Store collection box as it is being filled at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. We are excited about this year’s Toy Store ministry as we will be celebrating 25 years of ministry to families using toys at Christmas to share the Good News of Jesus. This year we are celebrating Christmas in August, encouraging churches to collect toys in August to be distributed to families during Toy Store in December. If you would like a collection box (like the one pictured) to be delivered to your church (or business) please give us a call at 828-437-0137. Collection boxes are also available for pickup at our CRBA office in Morganton.

Toy Store Benefit Golf Tournament (6)

One Night Event Flyer New

Ministry Partner News

Amherst Baptist Church is in search of a Part-Time Youth Pastor.
Send resumes to:
Amherst Baptist Church
P.O.  Box 276
Drexel, NC 28619

Antioch Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Bethel Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Bethlehem Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor

Brown Mountain Baptist Church has recently updated their sound equipment and would like to donate their old system to anyone who could use it for ministry purposes. The system includes a 6 channel powered mixer with two speakers and stands. For more information please contact the Pastor Luke Gwyn at 828-260-5917.

Bridge 42 is an elder-led, congregationally affirmed body of Christian believers in Morganton, NC, who desires to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ lived out incarnationally in our area through practices of intentional community, active outreach, a missional understanding of vocation, family, and community life, and an emphasis on personal and corporate discipleship, both within our body and among our neighbors ( They are looking for a bivocational pastor who aligns with their values and sense of mission, who will lead their elders and church body towards growth as a faithful expression of Christ’s kingdom in Burke County. At a minimum, candidates are required to have a 4 year undergraduate degree in a related ministerial field with at least 5 years of experience. Candidates may submit resumes

Burkemont Baptist is hosting a trip to Israel November 17-28, 2020 and they have room for you. If you have always wanted to go to the “Holy Land” but have never had the opportunity you will want to check this out. The next interest meeting is October 6th at 4:30 p.m. at Burkemont in room 106 in the family life center. For more information call Susan Jones at 828-443-1316 or

Cornerstone Baptist Church is seeking a full-time pastor, please send resumes to

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:

El Bethel is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth. If interested please send your resume’ to

Hudson First Baptist is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s and Family Ministry. Ordination is not required and the position is open to male and female applicants. For a complete job description, candidate profile, and to apply visit:
Items Required: Cover Letter, Current Resume, Application, 3 References. Application deadline: August 5, 2019. Questions may be directed to

Missionary Ridge Baptist is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. Please send resumes to

Morganton First Baptist Church has hundreds of books they are willing to donate. If interested stop by the church library or call 828-437-2544 for more information.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church is currently seeking a part-time Youth Pastor. If interested contact Pastor Stephen Collins @

Mull’s Grove Baptist Church is currently seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. Please send resumes to

Pleasant Ridge Baptist is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. If interested, please send your resume’ to

Riverside Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor. Please send your resume’ to P.O. Box 3451, Morganton, NC., 28680

Smyrna Baptist is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

Walker Road Baptist is seeking a full-time Pastor. Please send your resume’ to