Executive Director-Treasurer Address
Milton A. Hollifield Jr.
Milton A. Hollifield’s stated vision for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) is “by God’s grace, we will be the strongest force in the history of this convention for reaching people with the message of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.” He will deliver his final executive director-treasurer’s address and N.C. Baptists will be able to celebrate the work of his ministry during a special service at the end of the session. Hollifield has served as the BSCNC’s executive director-treasurer since 2006. Earlier this year, he announced his plans to retire effective Feb. 28, 2021.
Steve Scoggins currently serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, and he has also pastored churches in Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama. Scoggins holds a bachelor’s degree from Samford University and a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also teaches courses in New Testament at Fruitland Baptist Bible College. Scoggins and his wife, Karen, have five children and 11 grandchildren. Scoggins was first elected president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in November 2018 and was re-elected in 2019. During the annual president’s address, Scoggins plans to preach a message of hope from Romans 15:13.
A missionary with the International Mission Board for more than 50 years, Sam James served in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Sam, his wife, Rachel, and their children served in Vietnam from the early 1960s until the fall of Saigon in 1975. He also served extensively in Vietnam from 1991-2017. Sam has been a church planter, administrator, trainer and a missionary statesman. He has been a speaker for retreats and conferences for multiple missions organizations in 115 counties. Sam planted Homestead Heights Baptist Church in Durham, which later became the Summit Church. He is the author of two books related to his missionary service and a life lived in service to the Lord.