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The 1944 meeting of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association took place at Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Boiling Springs, NC and Flint Hill Baptist Church in Shelby, NC. The introductory sermon was delivered by W. A. Ayers. Gardner-Webb College reported peak enrollment and no debt for the past academic year. WMU reported that in 25 years of operations in the Association $161,800 was raised for missions. The report on the North Carolina Baptist Hospital stated that 2,336 of 7,609 patients were able to recieve free care. The report from the Committee on Public Morality reported increased concern with picture shows/movies and pornographic material circulating. Reported obituaries included a notation for servicemen who were killed in action. Wade Bostick, an active member of the association, passed away.
1944, October 19
Boiling Springs Baptist Church
NC Baptists, Baptist History, pornography, public morality, Gardner-Webb University, Women's MIssionary Union, Baptist Hospital; free medical care
Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection, Minutes of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association, 1944. Series 1, Box 5, University Archives, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.