First Baptist Church Votes Overwhelmingly to Proceed With a Capital Campaign


For Immediate Release
May 30, 2016

Morehead City – On Sunday, May 15, following both regular church services, the entire member congregation of First Baptist Church of Morehead City voted a 75.5 percent majority to immediately move forward into a capital campaign for present building restoration and a new welcome center.

First Baptish Church MHC Feasibility StudyGenerations of this historic 143-year old church in the resort city are no strangers to expanding and building since their founding. Their most recent projects date back to 1949 with a major building addition, 1069 with yet another and 1995 when they completed a beautiful family life center.

Excited about this overwhelming vote, Preston Garner, Finance Chair with FBC was overheard saying, “This is one of the largest positive majority votes in the last few generations of our church!” There was much excitement when the results were announced.

The campaign will be directed by James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. JDK&A, a full-time, on-site capital stewardship consulting firm based in Falls Church, Virginia, recently ranked the #1 church consulting firm in the United States by Volkart, a market research firm in Minnesota. Jim Collins is the consultant assigned to First Baptist Church.

With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; St. Charles, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Toronto, Ontario, James D. Klote & Associates is the largest full-time, on-site stewardship consulting firm in North America. For additional information, please contact the firm at or (800) 360-2315.


Erin West
James D. Klote & Associates

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