The Women’s Missionary Union at St. John’s

Please see the display in the hall of the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) and Girls’ Auxiliary (GA’s) of St. John’s. In celebrating our 100th Anniversary, it is only fitting to celebrate one of the most important aspects of Baptist life through the years—the Women’s Missionary Union or WMU. By the...

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Controversy in the 1960s

One of the most significant events in the church’s life occurred in the late 1960’s.  Prior to that time, the church had played a major role in the work of the Mecklenburg Baptist Association. As mentioned before, the church was asked by the Association in 1956 to sponsor a...

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From the Heritage Room: Property & Renovations

The 1960’s at St. John’s were a decade of property transactions and renovations. The church camp property was sold in early 1962. The parsonage on Colville Road in Eastover was sold in 1966. A new house was built in the Robinson Woods neighborhood (off Sardis Road). The Broaches were to...

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The Renovation

by Tom Peacock The sanctuary of St. John’s underwent a major renovation in the early 1960’s. If you were in church on Sunday, you heard Tom Peacock’s name mentioned. He was a beloved member of the church for many years. Tom was also an extraordinary writer. Below is his explanation...

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Community Presence in the 1960s

The 1960’s brought increased awareness of St. John’s presence in the community and beyond.   In June 1960, instead of a Sunday night worship service, Sunday nights became a time for Bible Study and discussions about various issues. That fall a study began on Sundays and carried over to Wednesday nights...

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The Soaring Sixties

by Ken Sanford St. John’s and Charlotte moved forward together during the turbulent times of the 1960s. For the church this was well expressed in the name, “The Dream Program,” a plan to remodel the sanctuary, enlarge the choir area, and complete the basic organ. In remodeling the sanctuary the...

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A Church Staff Update

July 21, 2022 by Dennis W. Foust, Senior Minister Please allow me to update you about our church staff. Although we have experienced some changes, we are doing well and will emerge this autumn with a full and strong staff. MINISTRY COORDINATOR: Amanda Morrison serves in this role. Her primary...

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From the Heritage Room

From the Heritage Room A few more notes before leaving our celebration of the 1950’s at St. John’s— — In 1954, when the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Brown vs. Education” in which the court ruled that state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, Dr. Broach preached...

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Welcoming Haley Blackwell!

The Search Task Force unanimously and enthusiastically recommends that St. John’s Baptist Church call Haley Blackwell as its new Minister for Youth and Young Adults. Haley is currently the Associate Campus Pastor of Formation at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. If called by the church, she and her husband, Austin,...

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