By MICKEY NOAH, NAMB Communications
NEW ORLEANS (BP) – The Rachel Sims Baptist Mission and the Carver Baptist Center – now owned and operated by the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board – are to close effective Dec. 31. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, ownership of both properties will transfer to the New Orleans Baptist Association.
“The closing of the two ministry centers and the property transfer reflects NAMB’s process over the last 12 years of giving NAMB-owned properties to local Baptist associations or churches,” said Richard Leach, the mission board’s team leader for servant/ministry evangelism in Alpharetta, Ga. The New Orleans Baptist Association (NOBA, formerly the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans) is an association of 107 Southern Baptist churches in the New Orleans area.