Laymen's League


 President- Vacant

Vice President- Rev. Shelton Harris




The East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association Laymen's League  consisting  of  a group of spiritually guided men within association churches that are very concerned about our male youth in our community. This is a male-oriented spirit filled mentoring program within ECGMBA , and to assist the churches in cultivating our males in becoming productive citizens in their homes, church, schools and communities.

The Laymen League Auxiliary has a comprehensive program including:

  • Annual Session attracting men, women and boys from across the association Quarterly Study Commission held in one of five districts  of the 5 five county area  to bring laymen together for study
  • Annual Men and Boys Retreat held to provide fellowship and recreation and to encourage mentoring
  • Participation in the Walter Cade Southeast Regional Workshop of the National Baptist Laymen Movement
  • Raising funds for the missions objectives of the ECGMBA and General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina


 ECGMBA is to educate young males ages 8  to 35 and to provide them with the necessary values to prepare them for life so that they may grow into productive godly young men. Having the full revelation of Christ's mind in the Bible, we will address issues and concerns from scripture in the Holy Bible 


Program Provides:

  • Spiritual Direction and Counseling: Principles on how we should govern our lives according to scripture.
  • Touchable Role Models: Men who assist in developing a responsible and respected young adult male.
  • Education: Scripture study, Public Speaking, Academics, Drug Prevention, and Peer Pressure.
  • Sporting Activities and Outings
  • Sessions: Once a quarter  sessions at the church every second Saturday morning from 9:30am to 11:00 am. During each session we will have a discussion. As a follow up, we will tackle issues related to the mentee's everyday lives and how to cope with them. Each session will begin with song, scripture and prayer.
  • Community Service: We will work with the outreach ministries within the church.
  • Parental Support: Provide parents support in difficult parenting situations. (ie. School visits, counseling sessions and discussions).

Goals for Mentees:

  • To encourage the development of Christian men for the years that lie ahead
  • To provide positive role models for young men who are willing to adhere to the goals established
  • To promote the development of spirit filled male leaders within the community

Meeting Dates


  • “ Draw, Develop and Deploy” 

The North Carolina State Laymen League Study Commission will convene with New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Sherrils Ford, North Carolina 28673, at 8295 Azalea Road, March 10, 2018. The host pastor is Rev. Jarvis Saner. The Executive Board meeting will start at 9:00am.The Study Commission Worship Service will start at 10:00am. Registration fee for this session will be 10.00 dollars which will includes our meal. There will be classes for the Adult Men, Youth and Women Supporters of the Laymen League. As a reminder to all churches with the Laymen League Auxiliary of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, there is an assessment of $400.00 from each church annually each year. Please pay what you can  in this session as it will go towards our projects for the year.

The Annual Session of GBSC, North Carolina State Laymen League Sixth Annual Marshall-Morgan Distinguished Service Awards Banquet and One Day Session will be April 13th and 14th at the Neuse River Missionary Baptist Association building located 14625 Highway 33 East outside of Whitakers, North Carolina  under the leadership of Moderator Joseph Battle who graciously accepted to host this Laymen’s event. The banquet will begin at 7:00pm April 13th. The banquet speaker for the occasion is Rev. Dr. Ricky Banks. The cost of the tickets is $30.00 per person – children twelve and under will be half price.

                 The annual session will commence on Saturday April 14th, 2018 with the registration starting at 8:00am and the session begins at 9:00am. The Sermon/Homily on Saturday at the One Day Session will be given by Rev. Dr. Tony Flood of Gaston Missionary Baptist Church, Gaston, North Carolina – after the workshop by Rev. Dr. William Wilson. Registration for the Annual Session is $10.00 per person. We are grateful for those churches that have paid their assessments for the year.

Remaining Study Commissions :


 June 9,2018

Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church

718 East Church Street

Tarboro, North Carolina 27886-4566

Rev. Kelly  Andrews


September 8,2018

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

3400 Beatties Ford Road

Charlotte, North Carolina 28216

Rev. Dr. Clifford Jones


December 8,2018

First Baptist Church of Chapel Hill

106 North Roberson Street

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

Rev. Dr. Rodney Coleman