Ephesians 4:12 indicates that it is every church member’s role to do the work of ministry for the building up of the body of Christ. So, if you were to ask, “What type of ministries does CRBC have?” We would answer, “We have as many ministries as we have members.”
Our people are involved in a number of activities to serve one another, serve our community, and to reach the world. Below, however, are a few of the main activities that our church life is structured around.
We are followers of Jesus Christ, having put our faith in His perfect life, substitutionary death, victorious resurrection and repented of sin.
We hold to the doctrines as handed down from the apostles, which are universally and historically held Christian beliefs.
We affirm the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith and hold to the '5 Solas': According to Scripture alone, we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.
We stand with conservative Protestants who seek to recover the pure Gospel through biblical doctrine and faithful church practice.
We are an assembly of covenanted and baptized believers that is elder-led, deacon-served, and congregationally-accountable.
Pastor B. Douglas (Doug) Short has degrees from the Univ. of MD (B.S. Education), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div with Languages) and Campbell University (D.Min focusing on empathy education in the context of international and local medical missions).
Previous to CRBC, he spent 19 years in pastoral ministry, planting 3 churches during that time. He has also travelled the world as the former evangelist for a medical missions organization (ICR) and as the Administrative Director and Lecturer for the Department of Community and Global Health at Campbell University’s Medical School. In that role, he organized and led students on medical missions abroad, locally among migrant workers, and in other medically underserved areas in North Carolina.
He was called to be our interim pastor in April of 2020 and as pastor in August of that same year. In July of 2022, he left his full-time position at Campbell University to be the full-time pastor at CRBC.
Doug is married to a wonderful and godly wife, Michelle, and is father to 3 great grown children and grandfather to one granddaughter.
Pastor Wade was elected to the office of Elder at CRBC in May of 2021. He is the father of eight children and has been married to his wife Jaclyn for 17 years. His current passion in ministry is discipling others and encouraging and mentoring parents to raise their children in the Lord. Wade is a full-time engineer that works in RTP so he spends much of his free time sitting in traffic, listening to podcasts.
Pastor Kevin was elected to the office of Elder at CRBC in November of 2023. Kevin married his wife Bodil in 2010 and lived in her home country of Denmark from 2010-2020. During that time, their 4 children were born and Kevin received his degree in theology and mission from the Danish Bible Institute. The Morgans moved to North Carolina in 2020 and Kevin now works full-time in the custom home industry. Kevin dedicates most of his free time to his family, weightlifting, and reading old books. Kevin has led CRBC in singing during our congregational worship since May of 2021, is a Sunday School teacher, and a small group facilitator.