Reverend Ronnie L. McLaughlin is the youngest of five (5) children of the late Rev. Walter V. and Eva L. McLaughlin of Greensboro, NC. He was educated in the Guilford County and Greensboro City Schools and is a 1962 graduate of James Benson Dudley High School. He furthered his education at Shaw University and is a 1986 graduate in Pre-Theology and has worked toward his Master's Degree at the Shaw Divinity School. Reverend McLaughlin is a member of the Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC. It was at Gethsemane that he accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of 14. He worked faithfully as an Usher with the Young Adult Ushers Ministry, and a member and director of the Young Adult Choir, Trustee Ministry, assistant to the Clerk, Superintendent of Sunday School and was an ordained Deacon. He preached his initial sermon on September 13, 1981 and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1983 by the Ordination Council of the High Point Educational and Missionary Baptist Association.
Reverend McLaughlin is presently a member of the Ministerial Fellowship Alliance of Alamance County, facilitator with the Association for Associate Ministers, member of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. and Lifeway Instructor with the "Be the Man" and"I Am the Man" conferences.Rev. McLaughlin, having written an article for the General Baptist State Convention of NC entitled "Evangelism in the Prison System", continues to practice the Great Commission. His travels have taken him to Jerusalem, Israel in February of 1990. He toured Dakar Senegal, West Africa in February-March of 1999 and also Senegal, then Gambia and Ghana, West Africa in March of 2001. While in Senegal on a mission trip he was instrumental in providing school supplies of the Primary School of Goree Island along with the assistance of members from a former pastorate. He went on a mission trip to the island of St. Kitts with Minister's and Medical team in February of 2012 and again in February 2013. On March 28, 2013-April 7, 2013, Pastor McLaughlin along with the principal, teachers, and students of the Brisband Academy of Charlotte, NC, took supplies and also purchased uniforms for 200 students of the Kitso Primary School in Johannesburg, South Africa.He is the former pastor of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Liberty, NC and the Glen Raven Baptist Church in Burlington, NC. Presently he serves as pastor of the Greater Life Missionary Baptist Church in Burlington, NC.
As Moderator, looking to the future, we remember the past that brings us to the present. With God's grace to carry out this theme, "Winning and Developing Souls for the Kingdom of God", Matthew 28:16-20, "We Move as One as the Holy Spirit Moves All". Rev. McLaughlin is married to the former Ardelia Wade of South Boston, Virginia and they have three adult children and five grandchildren.
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