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Blackwell, Michael C. 1942-

BLACKWELL, Michael C. 1942-


Born May 3, 1942, in Gastonia, NC; married Catherine Kanipe, August 12, 1967; children: Julie Renée, Michael C., Jr. Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, bachelor's degree, 1964; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., M.Th., D.Min.


Home—7449 Old Farm Rd., Thomasville, NC 27360. Office—Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, 204 Idol St., Thomasville, NC 27360; fax 336-474-7776. E-mail—[email protected].


Pastor, administrator, and author. Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, Thomasville, president, 1983—. Ordained Baptist minister; associate pastor of a Baptist church in Raleigh, NC, 1970; later served as pastor of Baptist churches in Richmond, VA, and Carthage, NC. Durham Morning Herald, journalist; also worked as news director and broadcaster for WAYS-Radio, Charlotte, NC, and for college radio stations in Chapel Hill, NC; WRAL-TV, news anchor for two years. North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership, fellow and chairperson of board of directors; Leadership North Carolina, member of executive committee; member of board of directors, North Carolina Partnership for Children, Smart Start, and Wachovia Bank.


National Speakers Association, North Carolina Writers Network, Rotary Club (past president).


Stanley Frank Award, and L. Richardson Peryer Alumni Award, both from Leadership North Carolina; Order of the Long Leaf Pine from governor of North Carolina, 1998; Jaycee Distinguished Service Award.


New Millennium Families: How You Can Soar above the Coming Flood of Change, Parkway Publishers (Boone, NC), 2000.

A Place for Miracles: Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, Parkway Publishers (Boone, NC), 2002.

Upsidedown Leadership: A Dozen Big Ideas to Turn Your Nonprofit Organization Right Side Up, Parkway Publishers (Boone, NC), 2003.

Author of monthly column for Charity and Children; contributor to magazines and newspapers.



Charlotte Observer, March 18, 2000, Tony W. Cartledge, "Faith in Media."

Gaston Gazette (Gaston, NC), April 1, 2000, Neill Caldwell, "Voice of Hope," p. E1.


Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina Web site, (December 9, 2003), "Michael C. Blackwell."

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