A Message from Mrs. Mary M. Irving, Director of the James F. Wertz Oratorical Conference
Please visit this Oratorical Conference page often, as we will have much to share
related to the 2017 James F. Wertz Oratorical Conference to be held in Greensboro,
North Carolina (Church TBA), June 26, 27, and 28, 2017.
Registration details, tutorials and training materials will be featured on this page
to assist Associations as they prepare their young contestants for this event.
The 2016 State Oratorical Conference Contestants and Winners
GENERAL BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF NORTH CAROLINA Christian Education • Missions • Benevolence 603 South Wilmington Street • Raleigh, NC 27601-2338 Phone: 919.821.7466 • Fax: 919.836.0061
As my second year comes to a close, I want you to know that I am very appreciative
of all the Associations, Moderators and students hard work and involvement in the
James F. Wertz Oratorical contest. We, at the state level, cannot achieve the successful
outcomes we are getting if it were not for you and your churches. Please keep in
touch with me and together next year will be even better.
As the General Baptist State Convention celebrates its 150th year, the 2017 topics
will reflect upon those years. The 2017 One-Day Session of the Congress of Christian
Education will be in Charlotte on February 11, 2017. I will be there with the materials
for the oratorical conference and we will have a chance for questions and answers.
Please mark your calendar and meet us there.
The 2017 James F. Wertz Oratorical and Conference will be held in Greensboro, North
Carolina (Church TBA), June 26, 27, and 28, 2017.
Special thanks to the following Associations: Brunswick-Waccamaw, Deep River, East
Cedar Grove, Gaston County, KEMBA, Middle District, New Hope, Old Eastern, Pee Dee,
Rowan, Saint John’s, Tar River, Union, Wake, Waynesville, Western Union.