Our times of worship and learning from God’s Word are important to the Annual Meeting. We welcome each of these speakers and look forward to hearing from them throughout the meeting. Each speaker is a humble servant of God dedicated to serving North Carolina Baptists and to impacting lostness.

John Mark Harrison

Pastor, Apex Baptist Church

John Mark grew up in a minister’s home and spent most of his childhood in Alabama. He became a believer as a child and began to sense God calling him to ministry as a high school student. While attending college at the University of Alabama, John Mark surrendered his life to ministry. He met his wife, Brigitte, while in school at Alabama, and they married in 2003. He finished his bachelor’s degree at Samford University, and finished his master’s degree and doctor of ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. John Mark, his wife, Brigitte, and kids, Cade and Mia, have made Apex home since 2012.

Milton A. Hollifield Jr.

Executive Director-Treasurer, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Milton A. Hollifield Jr. was elected executive director-treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) on April 11, 2006. Since 1993 Hollifield has served on the convention staff, beginning in the Evangelism Division, then becoming executive leader for the Mission Growth Evangelism Group in 1998. Hollifield served as associate pastor of West Asheville Baptist Church and pastor of First Baptist Church in Stanley. Hollifield served as director of missions for Gaston Association for two years prior to joining the BSCNC staff. Hollifield and his wife, Gloria, have one son, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. Hollifield received a bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill College and a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Special Presentation

Many Ministries…One Heart
Join us to see and hear the beating heart of Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) through song, testimony and the inspirational words of BCH president Michael C. Blackwell. The heart of BCH beats with a rhythm of hope that extends to children, families and adults throughout North Carolina and beyond. From the tiniest baby rescued through Good Shepherd Children’s Homes in Guatemala to the abused child served through our compassionate cottage homes to the frail aging adult whose needs are met through the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM), lives are changed with each passing heartbeat. This special 25-minute worship experience is an opportunity for North Carolina Baptists to see these lives they have helped change in the name of Jesus.

November 5, 6:00 p.m.


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