Wesley Smith began as our Director Of Missions on Monday, November 12, 2020. He comes to us from serving the churches of the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association as their Associational Missionary for four and a half years. Wesley has previously served at Sandy Run Baptist and Boiling Springs Baptist Church for a combined 17 years of service in Cleveland County.
He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. Wesley has been married to his wife Bonnie for twenty years. They have a daughter Avery, and a dog, Lillie.
Wesley loves serving the churches and the community. He has served as a Surrogate Parent with Cleveland County Schools, a Chaplain with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office and Shanghai Volunteer Fire Department, along with several other community boards and service groups and is currently serving as the NC Highway Patrol Chaplain for District F-3, Caldwell and Watauga counties. .
He enjoys the sports, the outdoors, golf, hiking, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoys reading and listening to podcasts about leadership, church revitalization, and discipleship.
“The church is God’s plan A to reveal himself to the world! We’re better together.” - Wesley Smith
Suzanne and husband Wayne have lived in the High Country for four years. They are active members at South Fork Baptist Church in Todd. The majority of her career has been in Optometry. She loves the church and serving the Lord. Suzanne has a great spirit, a servant's heart and desire to be where God would have her to be. She loves being on mission, and studying God’s word! Suzanne and Wayne love fishing, the outdoors and being with family.
Our Executive Council is composed of our Associational Officers, the chairs of the Missions, Administrative, Church Strengthening, and Finance Teams, and two cluster representatives from each of our four Congregational Clusters.
Rev. David Cooper, Moderator
Rev. Bud Russell , Vice-Moderator
Suzanne Randall, Clerk
Rev. Joe London, Treasurer
Church Strengthening Team
Jason Powers, Chair
Boone First Baptist
Jackie Lawrence, Chair
Ben Bolick, Chair
Denny Norris, Chair
Church Cluster Reps
George Wright, Mt. Calvary
Tim Dockery, Rutherwood
Lowell Younce, Union
Blowing Rock FBC