Sandy Creek Baptist Association
Sunday, July 24, 2016
An Association Of The Future; Rooted In Our Heritage And Growing Toward God's Design
The Sandy Creek Baptist Association was organized in 1758, largely because of the efforts of Shubal Stearns. In that first meeting three churches were present: Sandy Creek, Abbott's Creek, and Deep River. By 1770, there were 42 churches and our territory stretched from the Potomac River to Augusta, Georgia, and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. For convenience sake, in 1770, the association divided into three distinct bodies, the General Association of Virginia, the Sandy Creek in North Carolina, and the Congaree in South Carolina. We are the third oldest association in the United States. Only Charleston and Philadelphia are older.
Today, we are 49 Southern Baptist churches and missions, located in the central part of North Carolina. We include churches in Alamance, Chatham, and Lee Counties. We are committed to working together in sharing Jesus Christ with our communities, state, nation, and world. We offer opportunities for training, fellowship, missions, evangelism, and more for all ages.
Our theme for this year is "Send Me." Our Scripture is from Isaiah 6:8, "Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' Then I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" When we look around us, we see that almost 6.5 million people in North Carolina are lost and looking for something to give them Hope. As Christians, we believe that true Hope is found in Jesus Christ, and we want people to know where they can find what they are looking for. They won't come unless we go and get them. "Here am I. Send me!"
You are welcomed to join with one of our churches and experience the life of following Jesus.
"From this Sion"
Sandy Creek Baptist Church
November 22, 1755
This print portrays the first worship service at Sandy Creek. The Baptist History Preservation Society commissioned artist Don Adair to create this painting. Prints of this painting can be ordered by contacting Pastor Jeff Faggart of the Society at 704-239-8736, or at 640 Rimertown Road, Rockwell, NC, 28138. This picture of the print is used by permission from the Baptist History Preservation Society.