Registration for special meeting opens April 26

April 20, 2021

Online registration for messengers and guests opens Monday, April 26, for the special meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) that will be held Saturday, May 22, to elect a new executive director-treasurer of the state convention.

Registration will be available at

The special meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 134 S. Peace Haven Road, in Winston-Salem. Online registration is requested for all attendees, and voting will be limited to registered messengers in attendance who have been elected by their respective churches.

To register, messengers should use a unique, personal email address, and they will need their church’s ID and PIN numbers.

A letter containing registration instructions, along with ID and PIN numbers, was mailed to N.C. Baptist churches on Monday, April 19. Churches that have an email address on file with the convention will also receive an email when registration opens on Monday, April 26, with registration instructions and their ID and PIN numbers.

Registrants will receive a ticket for the special meeting via email within one week of completing their registration. Attendees must present their ticket when they arrive and check in at the special meeting.

Matt Capps, president of the BSCNC’s board of directors and pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Apex, encouraged church leaders to follow their church’s process for electing messengers and make plans to attend the special meeting.

“This is an important event in the history of our state convention and for the mission of God in our state,” Capps said. “I encourage every church to elect messengers and make attending the special meeting a priority as we collectively as a convention seek to discern God’s will for our future.”

During the special meeting, messengers will consider the nomination of Todd Unzicker, chief of staff at The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, as the next executive director-treasurer of the state convention.

State convention bylaws stipulate that the executive director-treasurer must be elected at an annual meeting or special meeting of the convention, based upon a nomination from the BSCNC’s board of directors.

The board affirmed Unzicker as its nominee during a meeting held Friday, April 16, at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro.

The bylaws also allow for additional nominations to be made from the floor of the convention.

Please note that several health and safety protocols will be in place for the event, which include temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings.

Additional details about the meeting will be posted at as they become available.

by BSCNC Communications
  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Fisher retires after 36 years at Caldwell Association

Dale Fisher received quite the surprise on his 70th birthday. Not only did ministry colleagues serenade him with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” during the N.C. Associational Missions Conference in early April, they also recognized Fisher for his long tenure of service in leading...

The power of a name: God’s faithfulness in mental health

If I have learned one lesson this year, it’s that there is power in a name. When we give our struggle a name, we are able to better distinguish truth from lie and work toward healing. Naming opens the door to freedom and sheds light on truth that can feel uncomfortable, exposing...

Scholarship to cover tuition for new Fruitland students

New students now have an opportunity to attend Fruitland Baptist Bible College tuition-free this fall. Fruitland recently announced a new scholarship that will cover tuition costs for new, full-time students attending the Hendersonville campus during the fall 2022 quarter. The...

Un pastor de Charlotte planta una segunda iglesia después de pasar meses en el hospital

El otoño pasado Oscar Muñoz por fin regresó al hogar después de pasar ocho meses en un hospital y también en un centro de rehabilitación donde recuperó sus fuerzas luego de batallar con complicaciones por causa del COVID-19.Unas semanas más tarde, alrededor del Día de Acción de...

Ongoing prayers for the end of Roe

Nearly 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide through its decision in a case known as Roe v. Wade. Since that time, millions of Christians have been praying for the reversal of that decision, and now there are strong indications the high court is closer...

6 common questions about foster care

May is National Foster Care Month. Throughout the month, advocates raise awareness about the realities and needs of foster care, including answers to these six common questions. Here’s what you should know. Who are the children?Foster children can be any child in North Carolina,...

One year in: Remembering what God has done

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since I started as your executive director-treasurer. At the same time, as I look back on all that God has done, it’s hard to believe it’s only been a year. He indeed can do far more than we ask or imagine.  A year ago, I presented a...

Top 5 resources for May 2022

Every few months, we spotlight five helpful resources for you as you seek to walk closely with the Lord and make disciples. Many of these resources are created by N.C. Baptist staff to help meet the ministry needs of leaders across the state.Check out this month’s roundup, which...


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!