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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




Local Resources



Associational Ministries




NC Resources



National Resources




We have something for everyone.

Baptist Education Center

A Distinctive Christian Preschool Program

Baptist Men Ministries

Baptist Men & RA/Challenger Events

Ministry in Crisis: Disaster Recovery Relief

Global Partnerships


Celebrate Recovery

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

Military Ministries

Networking with Chaplains

Ministry to Singles

Supporting Families of Deployed Spouses

Multi Cultural Ministries

Filipin0 | Hispanic | Japanese |Korean

Japanese Ministry

Worship | Evangelism | Discipleship | Intensive Bible Study

Outreach - Reaching the Unchurched

Developing Growth Strategies in Evangelism & Missions

Assisting churches with revitalization for more effective ministry

Missions Education and Promotion

Planting churches

Senior Ministry


Annual Senior Trip to Myrtle Beach in December

Upcoming Events

See what's coming up in our Association