Director of Missions: Rev. Robby Smith
Robby came to our Association on October 14th of 2016 and has been serving as our Director of Missions. He is married to Sharon and they have two grown children: Savannah, a Social Worker in Gainesville, Georgia, and Shawn, pastor at Emmanuel Baptist in Marshal, Texas. Their wonderful grandson is named Stone and lives in Texas with his parents.
Robby has a strong background in both missions and music ministries, however, his greatest joy is in the area of evangelism. Robby has lead numerous conferences teaching churches on ways to reach their community with a special emphasis on personal evangelism and Small Groups/Sunday School. Another area of focus is church revitalization and leadership. He has been used by God to mentor churches through the Healthy Kingdom Church process, Sunday School mentoring, Bible Storying training, Leadership Training, and by personal meetings with churches. Robby continues to encourage churches to network together to meet the needs of the area of CRBA, the state of North Carolina, our nation, and the world. He has led numerous mission trips with churches, partnering together, from local to international. Robby has a Masters of Church Music/ Minor in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Administrative Assistant: Ashleigh Thompson
Ashleigh joined our ministry team as Ministry Assistant in October of 2020. She is married to Drue Thompson who pastors Mull’s Grove Baptist and they have one daughter who is named Sadie. Ashleigh was raised in Georgia and moved to Burke County from Anchorage, Alaska where her husband Drue served in the United States Army as Chaplain. Ashleigh is hardworking and strives to follow Christ in every aspect of her life. She is gifted in organization and creative thinking. She is also a gifted baker. We are happy God has sent her and her family to serve with us in Burke County.