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south fork baptist association


Our South Fork family of Baptist churches (South Fork Baptist Association
 - S. F. B. A. or SFBA Missions Center) are partnering together to reach this area with the gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple new believers and minister to people in need. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
      By the way, if you call us on the phone and we answer "SFBA Mission Center" you've still reached the correct phone number and location! We are adding this identifier to our business's office name so that others can see we are also involved with missions.

Monday through Thursday we will
be open from 7:45 am to 2:00 pm.
We will be closed each Friday.

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  • Closings or reschedulings

    New Office Hours. The SFBA Mission Center

    will be closed on Fridays from now on.

    Please see our homepage for specific daily hours.

  • Would you like to contribute?

    Are you pretty handy with a camera? Do you often visit other member churches and take pictures of events there?  Are you willing to share?  Please email these pictures to sfba@southforkbaptist.net

    S C R O L L   D O W N    F O R  

      E V E N T    D E S C R I P T I O N S

  • Attention please:

    Our  Email Updates are sent out every Friday. If you did not receive this as a pastor of a member church, contact us by phone or

    email by clicking here


    Our mailing address or physical address are found on the contact page


    Attention Churches: BACKGROUND CHECKS are available Through Lifeway.com for $10 and up.


    "Experiencing God" If anyone is still doing this Bible Study, please let Faith at the Associational Office know, she has someone who is interested.


       For Event Descriptions, keep scrolling down

  • For Sale

    Oak Grove Baptist is selling a bus. Asking $1200 or best offer. Call Joe Staley 704-477-4113
  • REGIONAL fellowship for ministers

    Almost every month, SFBA has a gathering for ministers and retired ministers; a time of fellowship and renewal, prayer and spirit-filled nourishment. To learn more, visit our Calendar to see where the next one will be held. 

    Minister's Breakfast

    A Minister’s Fellowship Breakfast every Thursday morning at Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am.  All ministers welcome! 

  • Young Adult fellowship


    For more information please contact Chance Melton  ( 980-429-3889) or Christopher Henderson (704-476-6223)

  • free resources for churches

    Please feel free to reserve these titles from us:  "Sunday School Done Right",  "Spiritual Warfare",  "Praying to make a difference",  "A Biblical Marriage - A Broken World", "Making the Most of a Marriage" and many more titles. They are displayed in our meeting area downstairs. Feel free to stop by and take a look!

  • Want to learn more about a recent mission trip?

    Visit our Missions Past Event News to find out more about past missions. 



    We have an employment section for Pastors seeking to work in area churches. Please visit our Employment page

  • Churches  seeking pastor supply

    SFBA has a list of curent supply pastors for churches. This list has pulpit supply, interim, and a guest speaker list that a church may request. Please call us (704-735-1642) or email us (sfba@southforkbaptist.net) to receive this information.


"And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart"  Ezekiel 36:26

  • JAN 15- JAN 21

    JAN 18-

    JAN 19-

    1. Minister's Meeting @ Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am. All ministers welcome!
    2. Rehearsals at GWU Gardner Hall Room203 for Mozart's Requiem. To participate, contact Dr Etter by email. Rehersals will either be Mondays from 5:05 to 5:55pm starting today (January 23) or on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 7:45pm to 7:45 (starting January 19th). Dress Rehersal will be April 22, 2017 at 9am. To participate, contact Dr Etter by email (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/shavvm2supbj/?&cs=wh&v=b&to=...petter@gardner-webb.edu) or call 704-406-3992

    JAN 20- Office closed (new hours)

    JAN 21-

    1. Work day at SFBA Mission Center on Saturday, January 21st, at 9am. There will be a bucket truck there to help cut some trees that are hanging over the building. If you are able to come and help--please bring your chainsaw and gloves. Also, some trees will be cut down in the back and will be available for firewood. If you know of anyone who is in need of firewood-- please bring a truck or trailer to load the wood. Thanks so much for your help! Lamar Lewis, Baptist Men (704) 472-0727
    2. If it rains, the rain date will be January 28!
    3. Last day to register and pay for "The Call to Ministry". Call Salem Baptist at 704-732-1131.

  • JAN 22 - JAN 28

    JAN 22 -

    1. Baptist Men's Day
    2. "Chosen Road" in concert @ Oak Grove Baptist Church starting at 6pm. Website chosenroadmusic.com

    JAN 23-

    1. Rehearsals at GWU Gardner Hall Room203 for Mozart's Requiem. . Rehearsals will either be Mondays from 5:05 to 5:55pm starting today (January 23) or on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 7:45pm to 7:45 (starting January 19th). Dress Rehearsal will be April 22, 2017 at 9am. To participate, contact Dr Etter by email (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/shavvm2supbj/?&cs=wh&v=b&to=...petter@gardner-webb.edu) or call 704-406-3992.

    JAN 24-

    JAN 25-

    JAN 26- Minister's Meeting @ Home Place Restaurant in Lincolnton at 8 am. All ministers welcome!  

    JAN 27- Office closed (new hours)

    JAN 28

    1. "Seminary in a Day" @ Salem Baptist Church, Saturday January 28th at 9am - ? (until finished.) Dr Andy Royals wants to invite you and those believers you know who feel called to vocational ministry. The study will be "The Call to Ministry." We will discuss (1) what is a calling? (2) call to what? (3) are you called? (4) called... now what? Study booklets will be provided. Cost is $40.00 per person and this includes lunch and a certificate of achievement. The session will start at 9 am and conclude after lunch (when we finish). If you can personally get five others to attend with you, your own costs will be zero! I need all who plan to attend to preregister by Saturday January 21 (in order to get materials and certificate prepared). Contact Salem Baptist at 704 732 1131 for more information or to register.
  • JAN 29- JAN  32

    JAN 29 -

    JAN 30- Rescheduled Senior Rally Planning Meeting 7pm

    JAN 31-

FEBRUARY                     "We Love because God First Loved Us" 1 john 4:19      

  • FEB 1 - FEB 4

    FEB 1

    FEB 2-  Nominating Committee Meeting, 7pm @ SFBA Mission Center


    FEB 4

  • FEB 5 - FEB  11

    Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Baptist Retirement Homes

    FEB 5

    FEB 6

    FEB 7

    FEB 8

    FEB 9

    FEB 10 -  


    FEB 11

  • FEB 12 -  FEB 18

    FEB 12

    FEB 13

    1. Ministers and Wives Valentines Banquet, 6:30pm Location to be announced
    2. NCBM and Region 8 Mission Rally -The Region 8 Mission Rally will be on Monday February 13th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. NCBM will host a series of Regional Mission Rallies across the state. These rallies (10 of them) will highlight the variety of opportunities the NC Baptists have to be involved in missions across our state, nation, and worldwide. Featured will be worship, testimony, mission video, and a prayer time for missions. These rallies are for men, women, and youth. Everyone interested in missions is encouraged to attend. A main focus of these rallies will be state, national, and international partnerships and projects (including Disaster Relief) that are supported by the NCMO. A meal is provided for attendees at no charge, but reservations are necessary to ensure an accurate meal count. The cut off date for reserving a meal for each celebration is one week prior to the event. To register by phone call Kailyn Eskridge at 919-459-5596. Location will be South River Baptist Church, 2659 South Chipley Ford Rd, Statesville, NC 28625. 
    3. http://baptistsonmission.org/events/region-rallies
    4. http://baptistsonmission.org/bom/region-rallies/region-8-nc-missions-rally-2017---statesville/2843

    FEB 14

    FEB 15

    FEB 16

    FEB 17 - 


    FEB 18 -18 Carolina Women's Conference featuring the women of Encouragement Cafe'. 9am to 3pm. Doors open at 8am. Located at Lincoln County Citizens Center. Featured speakers will be Stephanie Davis, Luann Prater, and Carol Davis. Tickets on sale for $15 each at tickets.com

  • FEB 19 - FEB 25

    FEB 19

    FEB 20

    FEB 21- Executive Committee Meeting 7pm @ SFBA Mission Center

    FEB 22

    FEB 23- Missions Development Meeting, 7pm @ SFBA Mission Center

    FEB 24 -


    FEB 25

  • FEB 26 - FEB 28

    FEB 26

    FEB 27 -State Evangelism Conference

    FEB 28- Committee on Committee meeting 7pm @ SFBA Mission Center

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