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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is wrapping up its two-day annual meeting and saying goodbye as its president, the Rev. Mark Harris runs for the U.S. Senate.

The meeting of churches largely aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention finishes Tuesday in Greensboro. Delegates called messengers will elect officers, hear about convention ministries and gather for singing and prayer.

Southern Baptist Convention president the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. was slated for Tuesday night's keynote sermon. He's the convention's first black president.

Harris is completing his second one-year term as state president. The senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Charlotte announced in September he would seek the Republican nomination for Senate.

The state convention has about 4,300 churches, although representatives of a small fraction were expected to attend.

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