Officers of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and Board of Directors serve on a voluntary basis to guide the ministry and missions efforts of the state convention.
Convention officers are elected by the messengers at the annual meeting for a one-year term, although they may serve two consecutive terms. The president presides over the deliberations of the convention when in session. Convention officers serve on various committees and subcommittees, some of which are as ex-officio voting members and others as ex-officio non-voting members. The board officers are elected by a majority vote of the board of directors.The president presides over the meetings of the board. The board officers serve as ex-officio voting members of all committees and subcommittees of the board, as well as the chair and vice chair of the executive committee.
Convention First Vice President
Convention Second Vice President
Clay Smith was elected to serve as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors in September 2018. Clay has served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church Matthews since August 2014. He holds a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Board Vice President
Melanie Wallace was elected to serve as vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors in September 2018. Melanie has served on the board’s Church Planting and Missions Partnerships Committee and as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. Melanie is an active member of Hephzibah Baptist Church in Wendell, N.C.
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