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The New River Baptist Association is comprised of 31 Southern Baptist churches which are located across four counties in eastern North Carolina. It was founded in 1960 by Dr. Millard Brown and Rev. E. J. Hines. Rev. Hines served as Director of Missions from January 1, 1965 until his retirement on December 31, 2005. He was succeeded by Rev. Sandy Bain who served as Director of Missions from January 1, 2006 to August 28, 2009. Dr. Joe Cappar is the current Associational Mission Strategist.
Who We Are
We are an Association of Southern Baptist churches committed to serving Jesus Christ and His Kingdom’s work. As Baptists, we join with likeminded Christians in spreading the gospel around the world. Following Christ’s example, we desire to reach out to people of all ages and backgrounds. That’s why, in our churches, you’ll discover ministries geared to a variety of life stages and personal needs. Our churches provide a place for everyone to worship God, study the Scriptures, fellowship with one another, and minister to others through numerous opportunities. We want you to be a part of the blessings of God in the life of our Association. We’ll bring you updates periodically on just what’s happening at New River Baptist Association and our churches.
Churches in our Association
We have something for everyone.
Baptist Men Ministries
Baptist Men & RA/Challenger Events
Ministry in Crisis: Disaster Recovery Relief
12 Step Recovery Celebration Program based on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5
Meets every Friday night in the EJ Hines Baptist Center. Free Meal at 6 pm
Networking with Chaplains
Ministry to Singles
Supporting Families of Deployed Spouses
Outreach - Reaching the Unchurched
Developing Growth Strategies in Evangelism & Missions
Assisting churches with revitalization for more effective ministry
Missions Education and Promotion