Churches

The following churches cooperate together to minister in the Catawba River Baptist Association. The churches include the following links:

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  • Addresses are links to Google maps locations where you can find directions to/from the church
  • Website – click to go to the church’s website

If you see mistakes that need correction or you have an update, please contact the site admin. For a PDF of church mailing labels, please contact our administrative assistant.

Abee’s Grove Baptist Church
Rudy Hayes, pastor
654 Abee’s Church Rd
Valdese, NC 28690
828-874-2414

Amherst Baptist Church
Harold Joplin, pastor
P.O. Box 276
Drexel, NC 28619
Physical address: 1024 Amherst Rd.
Morganton, NC 28655
828-396-2800

Antioch Baptist Church
Danny Ward, interim pastor
2441 Antioch Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-245-8452

Asheville Street Baptist Church
Doug Goforth, pastor
119 Asheville St.
Morganton, NC 28655

828-437-7255

Bethel Baptist Church
Gary Cline, pastor
3861 Pax Hill Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-438-9272

Bethlehem Baptist
Jessie Carr, pastor
7620 Watershed Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-850-0565
Website

Bridge 42
No Lead Pastor
Jason Koon, associate pastor of community and new members
Ryan Penley, associate pastor of students and youth
Wes Brown, worship leader

107 Calvin Heights St
Morganton, NC 28655
828.584.2876
Website

Brookwood Baptist Church
Earl Cross, pastor
210 Brookwood Church Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-439-8502

Brown Mountain Baptist Church
Johnny Shelton, pastor
PO Box 223
Morganton, NC 28680
physical address: 2046 Brown Mtn. Rd.
Morganton, NC 28655

828-438-9414

Burkemont
David Mills, pastor
Kevin Uhrich, music & worship
Eddie Bunton, students
Scott Harmon, minister of education and assimilation
Joshua Sizemore, minister of children and families

4668 Burkemont Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-433-9335
Website

Catawba Valley Baptist Church
Mike Odom, pastor
Adam Teague, youth
Allen Curtis, music

P.O. Box 1580
Physical Address: 706 Lenoir Rd.
Morganton, NC 28680
828-438-0877
Website

Central Baptist Church
Thom Hartman, pastor
108 Murphy Court
Morganton, NC 28655

828-438-4198

Community Missionary Baptist
Tony Land, pastor
P.O. Box 835  zip 28680
Physical Address: 807 St. Mary’s Church Rd.
Morganton, NC 28655

828-439-9435

Community of Drexel Baptist Church
Roger Webb, pastor
P.O. Box 1867
Physical Address: 2676 Ellis Deal Rd.
Drexel, NC 28619

828-433-0489

Connelly Springs First Baptist
Danny Townsend, pastor
P.O. Box 308
Physical Address: 6460 Spring St.
Connelly Springs, NC 28612

828-874-0826

Cornerstone Baptist Church
Eddie Graves, pastor
P.O. Box 1026
Physical Address: 300 Lovelady Rd.
Valdese, NC 28690
828-879-4811
Website

Cross Memorial Baptist Church
Jeff Beach, senior pastor
Jack Shoemaker, Jr., associate pastor

650 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-437-1021
Website

Drexel First Baptist Church
Michael Duncan, pastor
Laura Roach, interim associate pastor

P.O. Box 308
Physical Address: 200 S. Main St., Drexel, NC 28619
828-437-3351
Website

Drexel Memorial Baptist Church
Drew Dalton, pastor
PO Box 1575
Physical Address: 403 N. Main St.
Drexel, NC 28619 

Website

East Valdese Baptist Church
Brett Howell, pastor
Gregg Klapp, student minister
Jon Calloway, music and media
Justin Smith, education and discipleship pastor

P.O. Box 56
Physical Address: 101 Eldred St.
Valdese, NC 28690
828-874-0511
Website

El Bethel Baptist Church
Ron Cooper, pastor
Justin Cunningham, associate pastor

P.O. Box 2518
Physical Address: 1731 N. Green St.
Morganton, NC 28680

828-437-0570
Website

Enon Baptist Church 
Gary Garner, pastor
2059 Enon Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-433-6434

First Hmong Baptist Church
Pao Ly, pastor
301 Walker Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-432-9890

Friendship Baptist Church
Phil King, pastor
408 Church Street
Morganton, NC 28655

828-437-4085

Gilead Baptist Church
Curtis Styles, pastor
6335 Benfield Boat Landing Road
Nebo, NC 28761

828-584-1095

Glen Alpine First Baptist Church
No Pastor
P.O. Box 557
Physical Address: 205 Church St
Glen Alpine, NC 28628

828-584-6470
Website

Grace Baptist Church
Marty Bess, pastor
P.O. Box 8026
Physical Address: 1939 Paul Shuping Ave.
Morganton, NC 28680

828-438-1537

Grandview Baptist Church
John Whisnant, pastor
1290 Harris Whisnant Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-584-6785

The Great American Cowboy Church
Donald Lovelace, pastor
Physical Address: 207 Blanton Road
Morganton, NC 28655

High Peak Baptist Church
Kevin Purcell, pastor

Dennis Hamrick, music
Kathy Harmon, youth
Mandy Hice & Marie Pendley, co-children
Sean Meiners, outreach

3073 High Peak Rd
Valdese NC 28690
828-874-0164
Website

Hopewell Baptist Church
Danny Emory, pastor
Andrew Whisenant, associate pastor
Frances Walker, children’s director

1112 Hopewell Road
Morganton, NC 28655

828-437-4823
Website

Icard’s Grove Baptist Church 
No Pastor
3101 Icard Grove Church Ave.
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
Website

Lakeview Baptist Church 
Paul Dula, pastor
4744 Lakeview Acres Road
Valdese, NC 28690
874-0717

Missionary Ridge Baptist Church
Al Tinnin, pastor
Chris Dale, associate pastor
5612 John Watts Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
437-8308
Website

Morganton First Baptist Church
Tom Bland, pastor
Fred Schuszler, education
Tyler Roach, minister to youth and family life
David Thayer, interim music director

P.O. Box 459
Physical Address: 502 W. Union St.
Morganton, NC 28680
437-2544
Website

Morganton First Deaf Mission
Tom Lineberger, pastor
P.O. Box 459
Physical Address: 502 W. Union St.
Morganton, NC 28680
430-9267
Website

Moriah Baptist Church
Andrew Watkins, pastor
3007 Old Shelby Road
Hickory, NC 28602
828-461-8756

Mount Calvary Baptist Church
No Pastor
704 Praley Street SW
Valdese, NC 28690
879-8831

Mount Home Baptist Church
Jerry Gamble, pastor
Garry Stafford, minister of music
Preston Stainback, education/outreach
Rocky Hartman, youth minister
Kathy Hartman, children’s director

2272 Mount Home Church Road
Morganton, NC 28655
437-0593
website

Mount Olive Baptist Church
Michael Gantt, pastor
5388 Mount Olive Church Rd.
Morganton, NC 28655
828-584-8708

Mountain View I Baptist Church
Ken Frady, pastor
5355 Pea Ridge Rd.
Morganton, NC 28655
397-5205

Mountain View II Baptist Church
Kenneth Mashburn, pastor
4692 Dysartsville Road
Morganton, NC 28655
584-4961

Mull’s Grove Baptist Church 
James “Bud” Jernigan, pastor
Jason Henson, student minister

5106 Burkemont Road
Morganton, NC 28655
437-3379

New Hope In Christ 
Max Bristol, pastor
P.O. Box 101
Morganton, NC 28680
Physical Address: 413 Bouchelle St. Morganton, NC 28655
438-1825
Website

North Laurel Baptist Church 
Mike Wakefield, pastor
P.O. Box 307
Valdese, NC 28690
Physical Address: 1942 Laurel St. NE, Valdese, NC 28690
874-4080
Website

North Morganton Baptist Church 
Kenneth Baker, pastor
101 View St.
Morganton, NC 28655
437-3414

Oak Grove Baptist Church
Gyles Widener, pastor
1065 Paddy’s Creek Road
Nebo, NC 28761
584-6416 (home)

Oak Ridge Baptist Church 
No Pastor
7449 Oak Ridge Church Rd
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
874-0891
Church Email
Website

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Larry Cline, pastor
Van Buchanon, minister to youth and children

2396 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655
433-5769 (home)
Website

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
Ray
 Raymer, interim pastor
Jim Smith, music
Keith Burkhart, student pastor
Amanda Burkhart, children’s director

P.O. Box 1159
Physical Address: 1698 Conley Rd.
Morganton, NC 28680
(828) 874-3060
Website

Pleasant View Baptist Church 
Burt Wilbur, pastor
Clemente Mendoza Garcia, associate pastor

1834 US 70 East
Morganton, NC 28655
584-4186 (home)

River Of Life Baptist Church 
Orlando Mendez, pastor
PO Box 355
Morganton, NC 28655
meets at Bridge 42 Church
107 Calvin Heights Street
Morganton, NC 28655

Riverside Baptist Church
Keith Gwynn, pastor
516 NC 126
Morganton, NC 28655

Rutherford College First Baptist
Rev. Dan Morton, pastor
P.O. Box 130
Rutherford College, NC 28671
Physical Address: 1200 Malcolm Blvd.
874-3870

Silver Creek Baptist Church 
Larry Thompson, interim pastor
4504 Silver Creek Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 430-0378

Smyrna Baptist Church 
Paul Mace, pastor
3500 Brown Mountain Beach Road
Morganton, NC 28655

Solid Rock Baptist Church
Stacey Lane, pastor
2505 Burke Memorial Park Road
Morganton, NC 28655
584-1644 (home)

South Mountain Baptist Church
Chris Annas, pastor
PO Box 3927
Physical Address: 3676 US 64
Morganton, NC 28680
437-0796

Southside Baptist Church
Lawrence Robertson, pastor
P.O. Box 2306
Physical Address: 221 Herron St.
Morganton, NC 28680
433-0084

Summit Community Church
Mike Chandler, lead pastor
John Setterland, worship pastor

407 South Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655

Website

Table Rock Baptist Church 
Walter Vinson, pastor
Mailing Address: 202 Park Street
Physical Address: 1845 Harmon Rd.
Morganton, NC 28655
430-7689 (home)

Trinity Baptist Church 
Scott Moneyham, pastor
3333 Trinity Church Road
Valdese, NC 28690
433-0662 (Scott’s Office)

United Baptist Church 
Steve Mathews, interim pastor
2638 Messer Road
Valdese, NC 28690
773-4213
Website

Valdese First Baptist Church 
Barry Keys, pastor
Jeff Carter, assistant pastor of music and technology

500 Faet Street
Valdese, NC 28690
874-2266
Website

Walker Road Baptist Church 
Billy Bollinger, interim pastor
Jamie Buchanon, director of youth and children’s ministry

100 Walker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
Website

Wilkies Grove Baptist Church 
Kenneth Bryant, pastor
Terry Adkins, associate pastor/family ministries
Thurman Roe, minister of youth
Thomas Herman, minister of youth

5780 Wilkies Grove Church Rd
Hickory, NC 28602
874-0196 (home)
Website

Zion Baptist Church 
Keith Rose, interim pastor
3394 Pea Ridge Road
Morganton, NC 28655
437-7755
Website