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’s sake, in 1770, the association was 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, our Southern Baptist churches and missions are located in the central part of North Carolina.  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. You are welcome to join with one of our churches and experience the life of following Jesus.


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Job Posting – Associational Missions Strategist


Sandy Creek Baptist Association is seeking an ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS STRATEGIST, known also as an Associational Missionary.


Sandy Creek Baptist Association is searching for the man God has chosen to lead us further into Gospel-fueled ministries and missions.  The Association is comprised of 49 churches located in Alamance, Chatham, and Lee counties.  Currently, approximately half of the member churches are led by bi-vocational pastors and/or serve fewer than 100 resident members. 


We believe the next A.M.S. possesses these minimum qualifications: 5-plus years of service as a pastor, missionary or church staff member; a call to associational ministry; aligns with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message; is able to work alongside pastors and churches in ministry and leadership development through study, encouragement and prayer; is interested in church revitalization and planting; is passionate about local, national and global missions; and possesses strong social skills and strong communication skills.


Interested candidates may mail resumes and any other pertinent information to the attention of the A.M.S. Search Team through the administrative office:  Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 205 N. Steele St., Sanford, NC  27330, or send resumes and letters of interest by email to  Deadline for applications is midnight June 30, 2024.