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Wesley Smith
Director of Missions


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Suzanne Randall

Office and Communications Manager


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. 

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Leta Councill



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. 

Associational Officers


Rev. David Cooper, Moderator

Rev. Bud Russell , Vice-Moderator

Suzanne Randall, Clerk

Rev. Joe London, Treasurer​​

Church Strengthening Team 

Jason Powers, Chair
Burl Greene
Seth Norris
Missions Team

Jackie Lawrence, Chair
Rick Coffey
Jim Seatz
Administrative Team

Ben Bolick, Chair
Wayne Randall
Finance Team 

Denny Norris, Chair
Lottie Oliver
Ellen Norris
Church Cluster Reps 

Boone Clus
George Wright, Mt. Calvary 
Parkway Cluster
Tim Dockery, Rutherwood
Western Cluster
Lowell Younce, Union

Northern Cluster
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