Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association welcomes you to our community!
Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association
Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association represents a total of forty-one (41) 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
Vice Moderator-at-large: Dr. Thomas Jones
1st Vice Moderator: Pastor Jerome Billups
Executive Secretary: Pastor Judy McMillian
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.
Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association
P.O. Box 3397
155 Plainview Drive, Lumberton, North Carolina
Phone #: 1-910-739-3999
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
Greetings in Jesus Name to the LRBA Family,
On February 3, 2013 we met for our Black History Service Honoring Veterans. We would like to thank all churches for your participation and support. A special thank you to Dr. Joseph Dunham and the Hilly Branch Baptist Church Family. We pray that God will continue to bless and build Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association of Churches. Bless you my father's children and thank you, again.
Yours in Christ,
Dr. Thurman B. Everett, Moderator
BUILDING AVAILABILITY OR USE
Executive Secretary: Rev. Judy P. McMillian
1-910-316-5977 or 1-910-628-8771
Bro. Jethro Gilchrist
*Please contact Pastor Singletary, Bro. Jethro Gilchrist or Rev. Judy McMillian (Executive Secretary) for availability or use of the building and for information concerning the opening and closing of the building.
Concerns: Upcoming Events
Please be in prayer for Pastor Gregory Taylor, his car fell on him and he is healing and needs your prayers.
We ask for your prayers for Rev. William Vaught, Rev. Jerry Love, Rev. Wendell Thompson and Sis. Edith Maultsby.
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.
General Baptist State Convention is asking each Association to give a donation of $500.00 toward the purchase of a van for the Central Children's Home.Our objective contribution report to the General Baptist State Convention has been sent and received by General Baptist. All participating churches or auxiliaries should be receiving a contribution receipt in the very near future. This is our third report sent to General Baptist in the amount of $2,365.00.
The Minister's Spouses raised monies for kitchen renovations and we ask for volunteers to come in and make the necessary renovations. If you have suggestions or skills in carpentry, please contact the Moderator at 1-910-619-9358, Pastor Victor Singletary, Chairperson of the Trustees, or Deacon David Townsend, President of the Deacon/Laymen League.
Calendars for the 2013 Year have been printed, please contact the Executive Secretary to get your copy.
Lumber River has partnered with Spaulding Monroe School and Unity Fellowship of Churches to provide a skills training program for anyone needing skills training and for those who are imprisoned to teach them a skill or trade upon their re-entry into society. Please contact the Moderator for more information on how to apply for these services. Letters are being sent to all churches.
Spaulding Monroe School Alumni Association, 509 Martin Luther King Drive, Bladenboro, North Carolina 28320. For contact information and registration please call 1-910-863-3110.
Please be aware that there is a Call Meeting scheduled for February 15, 2014 at the Assembly Building. Letters have been sent to all churches with this information. All Pastors and members of the Lumber River Baptist Association are urged to attend the meeting. Our Moderator Dr. Thurman B. Everett will be presiding over this meeting. The Call Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am.
The 2014 Calendars for Lumber River Baptist Association are ready for all churches and can be picked up from the assembly building during the call meeting that is being held on February 15 @ 10:00am. If you are unable to attend the meeting please call the Executive Secretary to pick up your copy.
We would like to thank all of you for your prayers and support during the recent trip of our Moderator and his wife to Uganda, East Africa. They are back and we just wanted to acknowledge your kindness and support and extend to all the churches of Lumber River a special thank you.
Those churches who have members who plan to attend the National Baptist Convention in September of 2014 in New Orleans, please submit your name, address and a contact number to the Executive Secretary so proper reservations can be made in advance for all who plan to attend. The total price can only be calculated by the number of persons we have attending the convention. Please Pastors and churches send your list of attendees.
Greenville Baptist Church will host a Black History program on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm. various choirs and speakers will be on the program. Please plan to attend this service. Rev. Jerome Billups is the Pastor.
Black History service will be held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on February 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm. The "Glory Train" skit will be presented at this service. All are invited to attend. Rev. Judy P. McMillian is the Pastor.
All churches that would like your announcements posted to the webpage please submit them to the Executive Secretary