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 Athens, Georgia, and Shawn, pastor at Church at the Cross in Orlando. Their wonderful grandsons named Stone and Shepherd live in Orlando with their parents. Robby has a strong background in both missions and music ministries, however, his greatest joy is in the area of evangelism. Robby has led numerous conferences teaching churches 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/Small Group mentoring, Bible Storying Training, Leadership Training, and 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, locally to internationally. Robby has a Master of Church Music and a Minor in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Administrative Assistant: Veronica Klapp
Veronica joined the staff of CRBA in October of 2022. She and her husband Greg (Pastor of Children and Families at Burkemont Baptist in Morganton) have served in Burke County for decades. Greg and Veronica have 7 children (which includes the 3 spouses God provided for their oldest 3 children), and 1 grandson. Veronica has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from ASU. We are grateful for her ministry and she is willing and able to assist our churches.