March 10-11, 2017
Osborne Baptist Church
326 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, N.C.

"Rend your heart, and not your garments..."Joel 2:13a

The “Awaken: Rend Your Heart” statewide prayer gathering provides a rich environment for God’s people to encounter the Lord and refocus their hearts on Him through seasons of directed prayer, the preaching of God’s Word and Christ-centered worship. Participants will also be challenged to return to their churches and communities with a renewed burden to call others to seek Christ in heartfelt prayer toward revival, spiritual awakening and impacting lostness.


Gordon Fort

Senior Ambassador to IMB President

IMB, Richmond, Virginia

Gordon Fort is currently the Senior Ambassador for the President of the IMB. He served as the pastor of MacedoniaHix Baptist Church, Caldwell, Texas. He has been involved with the IMB in Southern Africa from 1985 to 2004 before joining the IMB office staff in Richmond, Virginia. He and his wife, Leigh Ann, have 4 children.

Steve Griffith


Osborne Baptist Church, Eden



Mel Blackaby


First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Georgia

Dr. Mel Blackaby is currently the Sr. Pastor of First Baptist Jonesboro, GA.  He has several published books on the church, is heavily involved in missions and church planting, but finds his greatest joy in serving as the pastor of a local church.  He and his wife, Gina, have 3 children who are all pursuing a life of ministry.

K. Marshall Williams Sr.


Nazarene Baptist Church, Philadelphia

K. Marshall Williams, Sr. has served as pastor of the historic Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia for over 32 years. He received his BA from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and his Masters of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Prior to his pastorate, he served as a missionary with Sports Ambassadors in Asia and Africa as well as an adjunct chaplain for the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and 76ers. He and his wife, Constance, have three children and one grandchild.

Chris Schofield

Director, Office of Prayer


J. Chris Schofield, Ph. D., serves on the BSCNC staff as director of the Office of Prayer. Prior to coming to North Carolina, Chris served with the North American Mission Board, as Manager of the Prayer Evangelism Unit from 1997-2004. He received his B.A. from Gardner-Webb College and his M.Div., Th.M. and Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored two churches full-time and often serves as an adjunct professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris and his wife, Tamee, have four grown daughters, two son-in-laws, four grandchildren and reside in Wake Forest, N.C. 


Friday, March 10
7:00-9:00 p.m. Session 1
Worship, Messages, Prayer Focus

Saturday, March 11
8:45-12:00 p.m. Session 2
Worship, Messages, Prayer Focus

More Information

Chris Schofield [email protected]  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5514
Linda Hudson  /  [email protected]  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5513