From the 1984 tornadoes in Red Springs, the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the devastating Hurricane Florence in 2018, N.C. Baptists have provided relief and hope. Listen to this week’s episode as Chad Austin and Richard Brunson look back on what God has done the last 40 years through the disaster response ministry.


In this episode of the N.C. Baptist podcast, Chad Austin, managing editor of the Biblical Recorder, sat down with Richard Brunson, executive director of Baptists on Mission, to celebrate the ministry of disaster response. March 28 marks the 40th anniversary of the N.C. Baptist disaster response ministry. 

Listen in as they share how, through God’s faithfulness and the generosity of churches, volunteers and partners, N.C. Baptists have offered relief and hope in Jesus’ name.

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Podcast Highlights:

  • “1984 was the first time we responded as North Carolina Baptists and it really was pretty phenomenal how God used that in so many different ways.” (4:29)
  • “I think what it started in people’s minds is when they hear the news, they can do something about it. And, actually, they’re called to do something about it. (8:32)
  • “God opened all these doors, and that created in people a sense that we can actually do something in Jesus’ name and we can be used by God to minister to hurting people.” (12:17)