Training needs (in all areas of the church's ministry); pulpit supply, speaking with church and community groups, short interims, and revivals; solos/worship leader; conflict resolution; help with pastor search committees; etc.
Dougald has been married to his college sweetheart for 43 years and has been in ministry 37+ years. They have two adult children - Dougald III who serves on staff at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Lisa who serves as Food Services Director for Carteret County Jail in Beaufort, NC. They are active members of Ephesus Baptist Church in Spring Hope and both serve in leadership positions in their church and community. He has served as Associational Missionary of Tar River Baptist Association for 15 years and seeks to be engaged with member churches any way that he is invited to assist our churches.
Dougald currently serves as President of the North Carolina Baptist Associations Conference and is working to strengthen the partnership among associations, churches, and other Baptist entities in areas of church revitalization/church renewal. As a result of this position, he serves on the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is also working in partnership with the state convention and the NC Baptist Associations' Conference in the development of a Transitional Pastor Certification Process that involves a covenant relationship between the local church, local association, a certified Transitional Pastor, and the state convention to strengthen the church during the interim - allowing the church to become better prepared for the new pastor God is preparing to serve the local church. He also works with new Associational Missionaries/Directors of Missions in their work with their churches.
Dougald's guiding principle in working with member churches is based on a statement made by a denominational leader 20+ years ago as he was sensing God's call into Associational Missions. That statement is, "Any two people genuinely seeking God can work together." Believing this, he heart's desire is to see churches, working together to impact lostness in this generation.
Questions about events and/or ministries, Outreach Trailers or publicize church events in the Associational newsletter contact Pauline. Finance questions can also be directed to Pauline. For example: to request a check or to be reimbursed for approved purchases, contact Pauline. Read her Bio here...
Church Development/Missions Engagement
Matthew works bi-vocationally with Tar River also serving as Pastor of Corinth Baptist Church. Questions about Outreach Trailers or mission opportunities locally or internationally, Church media, or speaking in your church about any ministry of the association please contact Matthew. Read his bio here...
Church and Community Ministries
Caleb works bi-vocationally with Tar River also serving as Associate Pastor of Youth & Outreach of Castalia Baptist Church. Questions about community ministry opportunities, student ministry, Christmas Toy ministry, or speaking in your church about any ministry of the association please contact Caleb. Read his bio here...
Missionary on Assignment
Meredith is currently serving as Missionary On Assignment in Uganda. Read her Bio here...
Pastor's Wives' Consultant -Linda McLaurin firstname.lastname@example.org Pastors' wives fellowships; speaking for churches and groups within the church on a variety of topics (prayerwalking, missions trips, womens' ministries, etc.)