​​​​HPEMBA, Inc.
High Point Educational and Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.

Former Moderators

Rev. Elder Alex Turner (Belview Baptist Church)
​Rev. Ronnie L. McLaughlin (Greater Life Missionary Baptist Church)

Rev. Dr. S. J. Cornelius (retired)

Rev. Dr. John Jackson (Grace Fellowship)

Rev. Dr. Joseph Walker (deceased)

Rev. Dr. J. A. Webster (Oak Ridge First Baptist Church)

Rev. Dr. J. R. Rudd (retired)

Moderator Billy R. Holder

Reverend B R Holder has risen through the ranks of office in the HPEMBA beginning with his election to the position of General Secretary in 2005. After serving as secretary for three consecutive terms, he was then elected to serve as the 2nd Vice Moderator, and then, succeeding to position of 1st Vice Moderator in 2017. Rev Holder brings a total of 17 years of service and leadership experience to the position of Moderator having already served in support of the terms of four previous Moderators of the HPEMBA.

The High Point Missionary Baptist Association was organized in High Point, NC in August of 1889.  Reverend Anthony Wilborn, Spencer Thomas, F. R. Howell, and W.D. Haden and others composed the organization and took the name where the first meeting was held.  Considered as one the of small associations and composed of small churches, no association in the state of NC was more loyal to the work of the State Convention than the High Point Association.

In 1919, the Association added the Sunday School Convention, now known as the Congress of Christian Education. In 1913, the Woman's Auxilary, and in 1940, the Usher Board now known as the HELPS Ministry.  The Association continued to progress and thrive under the leadership of Moderators J. B. Ellis and W. L Wilson.

Executive Secretary....Rev. Natasha Young
General Secretary....

Congress of Christian Education....Rev. Velma McCloud

HELPS Ministry Chair

​     Rev.. Dr. Anthony Cc. Hopkins, Advisor

Woman's Auxiliary.......Sis. Shelia Sullivan, Chairperson 

Treasurer....Rev. Dr. Anthony C. Hopkins

Asst. Treasurer....Rev. Dr. Steve Stowe

Financial Secretary....

Field Worker....Rev. James Moses

​Youth & Children's Trac....Sis. Marie Nicholson and Sis. Regina Aiken

Ministers Ministry....Rev. Daryl Young and Rev. Ronald Speas

Deacons and Trustees....Rev. Thomas Williams

Nominating Committee....Rev. Thomas Williams

Scholarship Committee....Rev. Ronald Speas, Sis. Pam Rudd,
                                        & Sis. Catherine Davis​                               

Ordination Council....Rev. Dr. Eva Ratliff

Dean....Rev. Teron Evans

General Body Representatives.......Rev. Lewis Devlin & Rev. James Fulwood

Rev. Daryl Young, 

First Vice Moderator
​Pastor, Mt. Carmel MBC

Executive Board Members/ Ministry Leaders

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Rev. Ronald Speas

Second Vice Moderator
​Pastor, New Jerusalem MBC