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The membership of our Association is open to:

  • All current or retired secretaries, office volunteers, and other staff of a cooperating church that financially supports any program, institution, or agency of the Baptist State Convention of NC, and secretaries, office volunteers, or other office staff of associations, denominational agencies, institutions, departments, organizations, and the convention of the state.
  • Members of Baptist churches who may be considered as potential Baptist denominational secretaries.
  • Office staff personnel of other denominations who desire to become members of the Association, but will not be eligible for election as a state officer.

Members are entitled to voting privileges and receive NCBSA newsletters. Membership dues are $30 annually and are included in the program fee if you attend the annual conference in November.

How to Join

Enclose your membership fee of $30 payable to:

Gail Thompson
c/o West Cabarrus Church
7655 Bruton Smith Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027

Meet the Officers (Click on an officer's name to email them.)

President – Nancy Evans (sandycreekassn@windstream.net) - Sandy Creek Baptist Association – Sanford, NC

Nancy grew up in the small town of Ramseur, NC. A Godly neighbor was faithful to take her to church every Sunday. She praises God for that lady. Nancy gave her heart to the Lord at the age of 12. She attends Fellowship Baptist Church in Siler City and has served in various capacities.

Nancy has been on several mission trips; NC, SC, PA, VT, TX, HI, KY, and Honduras.

God has blessed her with the honor of serving Him as Administrative Assistant at the Sandy Creek Baptist Association since February, 2003. She also completed the Professional Certification for Ministry Assistants in 2003.

Nancy has been married to her supporting husband, Bob Evans, since January, 1970. They have two married children, Tonya Cone and Chad Evans. She has four grandchildren, ages ranging from 8 to 15.

Her desire is to step out of her comfort zone and allow God to use and mold her into the daughter He deems fitting. With God nothing is impossible.

President Elect - Teresa Dotson – (tdotson5@frontier.com) - Yates Baptist Association – Durham, NC

Teresa Dotson grew up in the small town of Galax, VA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She accepted the Lord as her Savior at age 6. Even though she knew in her heart she was saved, at age 13 she realized something was missing. At a special music presentation, she walked the aisle, rededicated her life, was baptized and began “actively” serving the Lord in her church. She was asked to serve as church pianist the following summer and she has been serving in the Music Ministry ever since. She also taught children’s Sunday school, led the children and youth choir and at age 16, volunteered as Church Secretary for 7 years, before getting married and moving to Durham, NC.

Teresa worked at Duke University for 9 years and then quit to be a stay-at-home mom after her two sons (Cory and Ryan) were born. She went back to work when the boys started school at Bethesda Christian Academy where she taught Kindergarten and gave piano lessons. She also served as the Music Director/Pianist and Church Secretary at Lakewood Baptist Church in Durham for 15 years.

Teresa currently serves as the Administrative Coordinator for Yates Baptist Association in Durham where she has worked since 2006. Teresa is a member of Lowe’s Grove Baptist Church in Durham where she serves as the Music Director, Pianist/Organist.

Teresa’s oldest son, Cory, has served in the U.S. Army for 4 years. He and his wife Lindsay are stationed in Tacoma, Washington. Ryan is a junior at Guilford College in Greensboro studying Business Law.

Teresa strives to serve the Lord in everything she does and fully relies on His grace and goodness to make it through each day. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.

Second Vice President (Two Year Term)April Van Dyke (april@elizabethchurch.org) - Elizabeth Baptist Church - Shelby, NC

April is Administrative Assistant at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, and attends Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, NC. April received her Ministry Assistant Certification in March 2014.

April lives in Kings Mountain, NC and is married to Russell Van Dyke and they have two sons, Nash (9) and Ethan (4).

She has been co-facilitator for Grief Share Support group for 4 years at EBC. After losing two children (Zoe & Seth) she felt called to use her experience with loss and grief to help others going through grief.

April enjoys crafts/DIY projects, and spending time with her family. She has a passion for raising awareness and funds for causes that are special to her (i.e. National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia or CHD research, Duke University Hospital's Family Support Program, Blood Donation drives, and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation).

Her life motto is: ENDURE-FIGHT-LIVE: I will use what I have endured in my lifetime for the good; I will continue to fight for my beliefs and what is right; and I will live my life according to God's will.

April's favorite verse is Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

Secretary/Treasurer – Gail Thompson
(gthompson@westcabarruschurch.com) – West Cabarrus Baptist Church – Concord, NC

Gail has been an active member of West Cabarrus Church since 1999. She has been employed as the financial assistant for the church since March 2004. She is, also, the financial assistant for Charlotte Bible College & Seminary, and currently serving on the finance committee of GATE PRC (Pregnancy Resource Center) of Harrisburg and the secretary/treasurer for the Cabarrus Baptist Secretaries Association.

Gail accepted Jesus as her LORD and Savior at the age of 11. One of her favorite verses is Psalm 118:24 - "This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Gail and her husband, Terry are both natives of Charlotte. They met at the beach over a drowning in 1978 and were married in 1981. They have been blessed with a son, David, who is currently serving his country as captain in the Army overseas, and a daughter, Michelle, and a son-in-law, Caleb, who are both serving in their church in Denver, NC.

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