Wesley Smith - Candidate for Director of Missions
TFBA is pleased to announce that we have a candidate for DOM and will be voting on his approval at the Semi-Annual meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 20 at First Baptist Church of Blowing Rock. Messengers can attend this meeting or person or via Facebook on the First Baptist Church of Blowing Rock website. Guests are asked to use the online option only.
The Three Forks Baptist Association Search Team, consisting of David Cooper, chair, Bud Russell, Lottie Oliver, Pat Dalton, and Ben Bolick, is pleased to present Rev. Wesley Smith as the candidate for Director of Missions.
Wesley is a North Carolina native who has served as the Director of Missions for the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association in Shelby, NC since April 2016. His experiences in this position have included, but are not limited to, working with churches in revitalization, renewal and planting; facilitating, planning, and teaching deacon training; coordinating Associational assessments and revisioning processes, presenting break out sessions at the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders, working on NAMB replant certification, and serving on the Committee on Conventions at the North Carolina Baptist State Convention.
Prior to becoming Director of Missions, Wesley was the Minister of Youth and Children at Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Boiling Springs, NC and Sandy Run Baptist Church in Mooresboro, NC.
Wesley received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Gardner-Webb University.
Wesley has also served as a chaplain for the NC Highway Patrol, Cleveland County Sheriff’s office, and Shanghai Volunteer Fire Department. He has served in many positions at Gardner-Webb, particularly in the Christian Service Organization, has served on the board of the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, and has been a board member or advisor at several other organizations.
Wesley has been married to his wife Bonnie for 18 years, and they have one daughter.