OUR PRESIDENT OF THE SC E&M CONVENTION,
DR. JAMES BLASSENGAME, WILL SERVE HIS TENURE WITH (2) VICE PRESIDENT.
After the 2013 election for vice president ended in a tie between Rev. Isaac Holt of Royal Baptist Church, Charleston, SC and Dr. D.E Green of St. Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia, SC, the then newly elected president, Dr. James Blassengame, formed a committee to resolve the issue of a tie. During the 2014 session the committee presented it's resolution to President Blassengame and the convention that both Rev. Holt and Dr. Green will serve as Vice President-At-Large during Dr. Blassengame's tenure.
The Committee's resolution was accepted by President Blassengame and the Convention body.
Dr. Dave A Mitchell III, Moderator
The National Baptist Convention USA, Inc will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana beginning the week of September 1, 2014
We pray that churches in the Mt Carmel Association will be attending as your
We are looking forward to witnessing a blessed time in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Yours for a great adventure,
Moderator D. A. Mitchell, III
To focus on the spiritual growth and development of leaders for the church and community to Avanced the Kingdom Agenda with a view towards a life of worship to God and service to mankind and a witnessing Christian lifestyle. During tinier of the new administration we will implement,
"Advancing the Kingdom Agenda" is our theme. Objective of the Association is to provide leadership and support to Pastors and Churches affiliated with the Association. The goals are to welcome churches who desire a spiritual covering of an ecclesiastical body that is designed to equip and exhort everyone to a fruitful work in Christ. Annual sessions which will focus on equipping Pastors on the skills and principles needed for transformational biblical preaching.
To unite churches in Christian education and Christian Evangelism so as to fulfill the great commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Implement Brotherhood Ministry. Major emphasis on young men and young women and their development.
To encourage churches enrolled with the Association to attend the E&M Convention and the Congress of Christian Education and National Baptist Convention USA.,INC. To strive to help citizens obtain their GED. To establish computer training through workshops.We have recommended colleges of the Association.
During Annual sessions association will promote job fairs and health fairs
Out reach to the youth and community within the Convention
Land and center development
Musicians Needed First African Baptist Church of Levy, SC.
.Contact Sister Annette Kinloch for more information @ 843-509-7303
Dr. Richard Kinloch, Pastor
Second Zion Baptist Church, Yonges Island, SC
Contact Deacon Isaiah Jenkins, 843-889-8989
Proctor Hill Baptist Church.Bluffton, SC
Contact Rev. William Norman, Jr
or email at email@example.com
This Association shall be known by the name of the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Association. We organized December 7, 1889, at IIhers Cross Road. This Association shall be composed of members chosen of three from each church, who shall be authorized by letter to represent the churches delegating them, and must be members of said church who are visiting members. Ministers who are non-pastors not a member of a church in the association are also delegates to the association providing they are members in good standing.
Letters sent by churches at each session of the Association shall be expressive of the representatives of number of members in good standing. Believing it proper on account of the diversity of sentiment among men, us to import of doctrine contained in Old and New Testament, we hereby submit the following. We believe that baptism in water and the Lord's Supper are the ordinances of Jesus Christ and are to be continued until His second coming. That the scriptures prescribe no other mode: baptism and immersion are equivalent terms, and that consequently to constitute sprinkling of effusion for baptism is not to obey the command of the savior. We also believe that none but regularly baptized church members have a right to commune at the Lord's Tables and believe that is the duty of all heaven born souls to make public confessions of their faith to the legally baptized to become members of some visible church and to partake of the Lord's Supper at every legal opportunity in the course of their lives.
The Association organized shall have power to mediate disputes between a church leader and members. Make final decisions when no satisfactory reconciliation can be reached between leader and the members. Request that pastor leave a church when it is determined that it is best for the kingdom of God. The Association when convened shall be governed by regular and proper laws. A Moderator and Clerk shall be elected by the suffrage of the members present, by nomination or voting procedure deemed appropriate by the executive committee who shall hold their offices until their successors are elected. The Clerk shall record the proceedings thereof and prepare them for the press. The candidate for moderator must have been in pastorship for at least ten years consecutively and in good repore with his congreagtion. All business meetings shall be conducted in accordance to the roberts Rules of Order.
Churches may be admitted into this union upon application by letter or delegates, and if upon examination found to be governed by Christian doctrine shall be received by the Association and right hand of fellowship extended to delegates by the Executive Board. To become a member, churches must be willing to abide by the Association's rules and guidelines.
Any amendments or alterations of the Constitution shall be made by two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular meeting of the Association of which notice must be given in the minutes and the conference or two-thirds of the members present at the next meeting.
There are several churches in our association that is without a pastor. Any minister who has
been led by the Holy Spirit to apply for pastorship at one of these churches should send your resume to the Moderator of the Association. He will respond after receiveing the required
Each church below indicated with an ( *) is still in need of a pastor. Please continue to pray with and for these churches. Let us also glorify God for blessing the other churches with a Shepherd.
*First Heyward Baptist Church, Ridgeland, SC
Second Zion Baptist Church (Hollywood) will install Rev. Derrick Holmes as Pastor on September 7, 2014 @ 4:00 P.M. Pray God's never ending blessings upon them as they transition into this blessed spiritual bond.
*Second Thankful Baptist Church, Pineland, SC
First Zion Baptist Church, Bluffton, SC Members have been guided to install Pastor Elect Rev. Bennie Jenkins as Pastor. Installation information is incomplete at this time. Pray for God's guidance to be with them as they complete this process.
*Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Yemassee, SC
New Castle Baptist Church, Pineland,SC has elected Rev. Barren Lewis as their pastor, installation service is scheduled for September 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Let's pray that the blessings of God will be with them and their new pastor.
Send Resumes to:
Chairman Rev. Raymond Johnson
Thank you, Dr. Dave A Mitchell III, Moderator