The Western North Carolina Baptist Fellowship is just that – a fellowship of like-minded Baptist churches in Western NC. We are convinced that we are stronger together than separate. As the scripture teaches, “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:4-6). As part of God’s larger body in the world, the WNCBF seeks to
- Promote fellowship of like-minded Baptists and other interested persons
- Join in missional partnerships between churches and organizations to live out Jesus’ Great Commission
- Be inclusive of all persons who desire to follow Christ
- Strengthen congregations by providing resources, shared, ministries, and encouragement
- Encourage one another in our journey of faithfulness to the Jesus Way.
History of the WNCBF
On November 25, 2002, a gathering of 178 people met at Hominy Baptist Church to worship, fellowship, and design a future for doing missions together. Eleven churches were represented.
During the meeting, the gathering discussed fellowship with fellow Christians, stewardship of time and money, unity of faith, evangelism on local events, social outreach in Western North Carolina, and local and global missions. Dr. Joe Yelton, Dr. Guy Sayles, Dr. Bill Jones, and Dr. Buddy Corbin led the group in imagining a new direction for Western North Carolina Baptists. Today, there are 16 churches and other interested persons cooperating with a vision to serve Christ together.
In order to fulfill the Great Commission,
we are a fellowship of
churches, individuals and other interested parties
for the purpose of
education, fellowship, missions and worship.