EDT search team ‘getting closer’ to finding candidate

November 12, 2020

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s nine-member search team is “getting closer” to identifying a candidate to recommend as the next executive director-treasurer.

Committee chairman Noah Crowe told the Biblical Recorder in a phone interview that the group is narrowing down the list of potential candidates and “prayerfully” discussing each one. The search team last met Nov. 9 at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro, N.C.

“It is very challenging when you have the quality of candidates that have been recommended,” said Crowe, who serves as pastor of Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church in Murphy. He said the team is “committed to making sure we get the leader that’s not just best for the job but the one the Holy Spirit leads us to.”

The Recorder asked for feedback on potential topics of discussion with Crowe through its “BR Connect” text messaging service in advance of the call.

“It is very challenging when you have the quality of candidates that have been recommended.” — Noah Crowe

Subscriber responses touched on the next leader’s ability to oversee convention operations in a digital age and willingness to make organizational changes, if needed, that ensure Cooperative Program dollars are spent on the state convention’s highest priorities.

When asked about those topics, Crowe acknowledged they were important considerations for the committee.

Crowe said the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a “visionary who understands how to use technology as well as social media and other means to connect with people.”

He also described the next leader as someone who is not only “committed to the vibrancy of the Cooperative Program” but also to its “vitality in the next generation.”

The search team’s next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 23 via video conference. Crowe asked North Carolina Baptists to pray the search team has “wisdom for safety precautions” as they plan in-person interviews with top candidates amid the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

Submit feedback to the group at [email protected].


by Seth Brown
  /  Executive Editor  /  Biblical Recorder

NC Baptists provide dental care to remote island of Ocracoke

It started with a hunting trip. A young man went hunting in Ocracoke a few years ago, and while there he learned there was no dentist on the island. So he told his father, who volunteered as a driver for Baptists on Mission’s (BOM) dental bus. Last month, a team of volunteer...

MLK’s legacy fueled by hope in Christ

The black and white photo of Martin Luther King Jr. laying on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, with several people pointing toward the direction of the gunshot that killed him, has always been seared in my mind. My grandfather, James Hampton, first showed me the photo when I was...

Meet the Directors: John Butler

As a movement of churches on mission together, the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is organized into five groups, each headed by a director of that ministry area. The five groups that make up the convention’s structure aim to connect churches and...

Meet the Directors: Seth Brown

As a movement of churches on mission together, the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is organized into five groups, each headed by a director of that ministry area. The five groups that make up the convention’s structure aim to connect churches and...

Ser socios ha dado por resultado el plantar una iglesia hispana al oeste de Carolina del Norte

Hace dos años que una iglesia al oeste de Carolina del Norte y un creciente estudio bíblico en un hogar comenzaron una asociación de la cual surgió Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church en Español. «Me entusiasma saber que estaré haciendo la voluntad de nuestro Señor», dijo Carlos Pérez, el...

Partnership leads to Hispanic church plant in western NC

Two years ago, a western North Carolina church and a growing home Bible study began a partnership that led to the recent launch of a Hispanic church plant, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church en Español. “I am excited to know that I can do the will of our Lord,” Carlos Perez, the new...

Meet the Directors: Kathryn Carson

As a movement of churches on mission together, the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is organized into five groups, each headed by a director of that ministry area. The five groups that make up the convention’s structure aim to connect churches and...

Being pro-life calls for advocacy and action

As followers of Jesus Christ, the sanctity of human life is an issue that we can all stand united together on. Scripture tells us that all human beings are made in the image of God, are knit together in our mother’s womb, and are fearfully and wonderfully made. In 1984, former...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay connected by signing up for the N.C. Baptist monthly newsletter.

Select Language ^

Share This

Share this with your friends!