Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association welcomes you to our community!

Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association

Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association represents a total of thirty eight (38) churches of the Robeson, Columbus and Bladen Counties of North Carolina.

Our newly elected Moderator is Dr. Thurman Bruce Everett. The Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association was organized in Fairmont, North Carolina, in September 1877.

Our Mission Statement: To encourage fellowship among the churches and pastors and to emphasize the need for financial support for Home and Foreign Missions, and Education.


Officers of the Lumber River Baptist Association:

Moderator:  Dr. Thurman Bruce Everett

1-910-619-9358 (cell)

Vice Moderator-at-large:  Rev. Jerome Billups

1st Vice Moderator:  Dr. Martine Spencer

Executive Secretary:   Cheryl L. Shaw

1-910-818-5994 (cell)

Treasurer:  Dr. Sally Jones



A Fellowship of Baptist Churches in Robeson, Columbus and Bladen Counties

  • Lending a helping hand to the churches through counseling, training institutes, seminars and workshops.
  • Providing an Associational Worker to aid in local church organization, growth and development.
  • Supporting the Unified Program of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Promoting Associational-Wide Days: State Missions Day, Foreign Missions Day, Shaw University Day, Central Orphanage Day, Youth Day, and Shaw Divinity School Day.
  • Offering advice to member churches on pastors and church administration.
  • Sponsoring several weeks of training for all Associational pastors and church workers.
  • Providing field missionaries to inform the churches of the Associational activities, to announce conventions and Auxiliaries meeting dates and places, and to urge the support of the churches to the work of the Association.
  • Sponsoring annually an Evangelistic week led by the Ministerial Board, with Associational-wide call to all churches to urge men and women to accept Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives.
  • Sponsoring an annual Church Music Workshop to offer suggestions to the churches on the appropriate music for church worship.
  • Sponsoring an annual Vacation Bible School Workshop.
  • Sponsoring an annual Stewardship Conference.
  • Sponsoring an annual Senior Citizens Seminar.
  • Sponsoring an annual Church Buildings and Grounds Conference.
  • Sponsoring an annual Deacons and Church Leaders Conference. 




 Contact Information: 

Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association

P.O. Box 3397

155 Plainview Drive, Lumberton, North Carolina

Phone #: 1-910-739-3999

Fax#: 1-910-739-3399





From the Moderators' Desk

Greetings to each of you my fellow labors in Christ Jesus,

      Since our installation into office much has been accomplished thanks to our outstanding staff and the support of so many of you.  God is truly good to us in so many wonderful ways.  I thank him for all He has done, is doing and will do.  

     Honoring God through Unity, Purpose and Strength binds us together on one accord, for all to see that CHRIST lives in us.  I am pleased to announce that we are sending our first check to General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, in support of the objectives.  Thanks to all the churches for making this possible, without you it would not be.  Thanks! May God keep each of you strong, focused, vigilant and committed to Christ Jesus.

Love, Peace and Prayers,

Dr. Thurman B. Everett, Moderator

Lumber River Baptist Association

Moderator's Note




 Executive Secretary: Cheryl L. Shaw


Building Sexton:

Bro. Jethro Gilchrist




*Please contact Pastor Singletary, Bro. Jethro Gilchrist or Sister Cheryl Shaw(Executive Secretary) for availability or use of the building and for information concerning the opening and closing of the building.

Concerns: Upcoming Events 

 Prayer List:

  • We ask that all churches continue to pray for our President Barack Obama.
  • Let us please pray for our Pastors, churches and members, we are living in a critical time and our people need to be saved. Pray especially for our churches that are without Pastors, for the word says, "How can they hear without a preacher".
  • Any prayer requests you would like posted to the webpage please submit them to the Executive Secretary.

All churches please submit to Executive Secretary a list of Ministers in your charge. Please include name, address, and a working contact number.

All Auxilliary Presidents/Treasurers please turn in your monies to the central treasury. These monies will be assigned under your ministry heading and distributed per your request, if you have funds available.









The Annual Minister's Spouses Banquet will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm at the LRBA Assembly building. Tickets are $15.00. Tickets have already been distributed to the various churches but if your church has not received any or if you have a need for additional tickets, please contact the Secretary, Cheryl Shaw @ 910-818-5994.

There will be a called meeting for all Pastors, Ministers or other interested parties on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 @ 10 am at the LRBA Assembly Building. Letters are being mailed and it will also be announced on the Call Multiplier System. Please make every effort to attend.

Please be advised of a job opening at Lumber River Housing at Parkview Terrace in the near future. Ms. Verondia Tyndall will be interviewing potential candidates for the position of assistant property manager. I’ve attached a job description that you can share with interested candidates. If you know anyone that has the qualifications and would like to apply for the job please have them submit their resume to The salary is $11-$13/hour based on experience.
I am posting a screen shot of job description in next post. Interested parties can also contact Ms. Tyndall by email to forward the pdf to you.

Parkview Housing, which is owned by Lumber River Baptist -Association, has positions available that members of LRBA can be considered for first whenever there is an opening. There is currently an opening for a certified painter who has insurance and is bonded. Any prospective applicants can go to the front office and apply. If you have members of your congregation that are skilled laborers, such as carpenters, painters, etc. and meet the criteria, please encourage them to apply as new openings may become available at any time. For further questions, contact Rev. Tyrone Watson @ 910-225-0254.

The Trustees of Greenville Baptist Church will host a Building Fund Program on Oct. 15, 2017 @ 3:30 pm. They ask that you send a Trustee from your church to bring greetings. If you are unable to attend, please send a donation and help make their program a success.

We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ and pray that all is well with your families and your souls.

I'm sure you are all aware of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. It has been almost a year since we went 

through such a life changing event in our area with Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent flooding.

We want to make preparation to send some supplies to Texas. I have already found a driver to make the trip and will need

the help of each of you in securing water, cleaning supplies, toiletries and the like. Do not donate any clothes that you would

not wear yourselves. We don't need to load our truck down with items that will be thrown away.

We will make preparation for collecting these items in the near future. God has been good to us and with the current weather

situation, we may need the help of others again. Others stepped up for us and we should do the same.

Let us continue to do the work of the Lord and God bless you all!

The Annual Session will convene Oct. 9-13, 2017.

Mill Branch Baptist Church announces the 41st Pastoral Anniversary of Senior Pastor, Dr. J.G. Everett. This event will be held on Oct. 28, 2017 at Holiday Inn/101 Wintergreen Drive Lumberton, NC . The time is 6:00-10:00 pm. This is a Black Tie Event. Price is $40.00 for adults and $20.00 for children.

From GBSC:

Responding to Harvey - Deployed staff to support the American Red Cross coordination response. Launched distribution centers in five Houston area churches. 

-Supplying and distributing resources to the Golden Triangle of Texas - Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur. -Opened a disaster response center in Lake Charles, LA to house volunteers, receive shipments and distribute supplies in supporting Southeastern TX.. 

-Providing support for housing repair and displaced persons in Louisiana. 

-Deploying Lott Carey-NBCA American Red Cross trained volunteers for service in impacted areas.

Preparing for Irma -Consulting with American Red Cross disaster response personnel about coordinating church-based engagement in preparation for Irma. 

-Communicating with Lott Carey-NBCA churches in Florida about volunteer training to be prepared for service if they are not evacuated. Identifying prospective churches that could be scaled up for shelters or distribution centers if needed.
Sometimes, we have to walk and chew at the same time. This is one of those seasons. We invite you to pray for grace for survivors, guidance for responders and generosity for supporters. This is going to be a long response and recovery journey. There will be opportunities to serve now and for several months to come. We look forward to working together to touch lives with transforming love.

The General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc. is currently accepting donations to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief.  Funds raised will support relief efforts underway through the Lott Carey network. 100% of funds donated will be forwarded for Hurricane Harvey relief.  No administrative cost is deducted from your donation.
Please send contribution made payable to GBSC, 603 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC  27601.
You may also text the word lottcarey to 20222 to make a $10.00 donation.  

 USHERS FALL WORKSHOP Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. New Zion Baptist Church 408 Martin Luther King, Jr.  Drive, Greensboro, NC Reverend William F. Wright, Host Pastor
 Registration is $10.00 per adult usher; $5.00 per youth usher. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Session ends at 12:00 noon. 




















All churches that would like your announcements posted to the webpage please submit them to the Executive Secretary 

P. O. Box 3397
155 Plainview Drive
Lumberton, North Carolina 28359

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