Church Announcements




God’s Will Baptist Church announce Rev. Homer Murdock is their new pastor and will begin this Sunday. (Dec 1) They invite you to come hear their new pastor and worship with them Sunday School at 10 and Worship Service at 11:00. WE welcome Brother Homer and his wife Barbara and look forward to working with them in the Ashe Baptist Association. 

Mission Home Baptist Church announces Rev. Evan Moore has been elected pastor and will start on November 10. We welcome Brother Evan and his wife Kayla and family to the Ashe Baptist Association in this new role. Congregation invites you to attend. 

Orion Baptist Church announces Rev. Lawrence Goodman has been elected as pastor by a 100% vote. The Ashe Baptist Association looks forward to working with Brother Lawrence and his wife, Lesia. Orion invites you to come hear their new pastor. They have Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11:00.

 Phoenix Baptist Church announces that Brother Chris Taylor of Jefferson NC has been voted in as pastor by 100% Vote. We welcome Brother Chris and his wife Chelsea to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with him 

 When you pray please remember, Christian Unity, Pleasant Valley Baptist, Riverview Baptist Church, Orion Baptist Church, Mission Home Baptist Church, God’s Will Baptist Church, and Grassy Creek Baptist Church. These are currently in search of a pastor for the church.  

Laurel Knob Baptist Church announces , Rev. Russell Hart has been elected pastor by a 95% vote of the church. We welcome Brother Russell and his wife Jennifer to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with them. They have Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00 and the congregation   invite you to come worship with them and meet their new pastor. He begins his work April 7.

 Bristol Baptist Church announces Rev. Keith Wagoner was elected pastor by 96.7%. WE welcome Brother Keith and his wife Trish to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with them. They have Sunday School at 10:00 Worship at 11:00 and welcome everyone one to come meet their new pastor!

​​We welcome Rev. Ken Jones as the new Intentional Interim Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church. We welcome Brother Ken and his wife, Margie to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with them. 

We also welcome Brother Brandy Phipps as the new pastor of Little Helton Baptist Church. The Ashe Baptist Association looks forward to working with him and his wife. He began his work , February 3.

Buffalo Baptist Church is pleased to announces the Rev. Tom Graybeal is the new pastor and was elected by 100%. We welcome Brother Tom and his wife Mary to the Ashe Baptist Association in the new role. They are already on the field at work. Be praying for them as they work in that area.​

Ashe Baptist would like to thank our sponsors for the Ashe Baptist News heard on WKSK each Saturday and on SoundCloud on the Web. Ashe County Ford, Rev. Jeff and Amy Dollar, Tri  County Paving, Lucian and Patricia Jordan, Tri County Monuments, Mike and Lisa Peters and State Wide Insurance Solutions, Chris and Andrea Finney. They are all Christians and attend church and welcome you to come see them when you find yourself in need of their services.





 March 8th. Spring Forward 1 hour!! Yea!!!! 

Souper Bowl Sunday for Ashe Really Cares updates which will be going thru February as of today 3,319 cans of food and $1460 in donations. Thank you to all who participated. Still time to bring yours in through February 28. 


Friendship Baptist Church announces, DOM David Blackburn will be the guest speaker on Sunday, March 8th at the 10:00 Worship Service. They have Sunday School at 9:00. Rev. Ken Jones and the congregation invite you to attend.

 Midway Baptist Church announces; Mary Jo Ball who is a member here who had cancer but is now cancer free but has medical bills and this is to help with those expenses. Sunday, February 23rd~ Singing at Midway Baptist Church at 4:30pm with a love offering, Saturday, March 28th~ Spaghetti Dinner at the Midway Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 12:30pm. Suggested donation of $8.00 per plate but all donations are appreciated. If cannot make either event there is also a GoFundMe page. For information on how to contribute contact Erica at the church office at (336) 246-2012. Rev. Steve LeaShomb is the Pastor. 


Appalachian Worship Nights is back for 2020! Beginning Saturday March 14th.We welcome back Covenant Worship Band from Greenville, North Carolina. Covenant Worship Band will lead us in worship at Appalachian Church. Prayer room starts at 6:30pm and Worship starts at 7pm! Come and join us as we passionately pursue the presence of God together! You do not want to miss out on this night! All are welcome and we will have a love offering to help the band in their travels. Rev. Steve Ashley is the pastor.


Liberty Grove Baptist Church will be having a special singing on Sunday, March 29, 11 AM with 'The Bledsoe's" from Dobson, NC.  Everyone is welcome and invited to come. Rev. Toby Oliver is the Pastor.

Ashe Really Cares Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 at the Ashe Baptist Associational Office Conference Room. All committee members and interested folks are urged to attend. It is open to the public.


The Executive Committee of the Ashe Baptist Association will be meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 at Old Fields Baptist Church. All Committee  Members and Pastors are invited to attend. It is open to the public and anyone is welcome. Please note this is a change from the schedule of April 9 which was originally set.

 The Associational Church Calendars are ready for churches to pick up. If you have not received yours please come by the office and we will be glad to give them to you. Also, we have Minute Books ready for those that have ordered them. Thank you, Linda Richardson of the Warrensville Baptist Church, for binding them and thank you Church Clerks for the Annual Church Profile information.   


When you pray please remember Christian Unity, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Riverview Baptist Church, and Grassy Creek Baptist Church. These are currently in search of a pastor for the church.     

Hope for the Mountains Prayer Team meets every Tuesday at 8:00 AM with Midway Baptist Church in the sanctuary around the altar. We have a short devotion and then we pray. It is open to the public and you are invited to attend.  


Grief Support Group special session :”Loss of a Spouse” February 28th from 6-8. March 10 through June 2  on Tuesdays 6-8 a13 week session. This will be held at Bald Mountain Baptist Church. Peggy Ashley is your facilitator. Contact her at 828-421-6939 or call  the church to register or for more info or E-mail at baldmountain


Vacation Bible School Clinic for Concrete & Cranes from Philippians 1:6 with Lifeway Materials. “Jesus our Strong Foundation!” Carrie Cotton and Rena Farrington who went to Ridgecrest to train and their team will present at Friendship Baptist Family Life Center on Monday April 6 at 6 o'clock and A lite theme meal will be offered at 5:00. Everyone is invited. CONCRETE AND CRANES",Building on the Love of Jesus (Philippians 1:6) As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that HE who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion!

VBS Leaders and Directors, VBS Clinic will be held on MONDAY, April 6th at Friendship Baptist Church. Food served at 5:00 and presentations begin at 6:00. Please have someone contact the ABA office, 336-846-5631 by April 1, to let us know how many are attending, so we can properly plan. 


Fill his plate/ Fill his heart in  April food roundup for the Baptist Children's Homes of NC. Ashe Really Cares will be a drop off point for this. Just let the folks know that the food or other items are for the Children's Home. Deadline is April 28. Go to www.foodroundup .org for more info.  

The Week of Prayer for North American Missions is March 1-7. The Week of Prayer is annually observed by SBC churches to pray for missionaries, their ministries and their families. Prayer is the fuel for spiritually sustaining missionaries in places where the gospel is greatly needed, but often opposed. About the Annie Armstrong Offering. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) exists to help every church take its next step in missions and encourage every believer to live on mission. NAMB’s mission field is the U.S., Canada and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering—100 percent—goes to train, resource and send thousands of missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States, Canada and their territories. Our partnership with Southern Baptist Convention churches and individuals makes this work possible. I hope the church you attend will study, learn about and give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.


Minister, wife and staff Ashe Baptist Association Christmas Dinner was held at a new location this year at Bald Mountain Baptist Church on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00PM. Virginia Carolina Concrete Company is again our sponsor. We thank them (Mr. Ted Huffman, Teddy Huffman Jr., and Adam Huffman) and encourage you when are in need please contact them. Mr. Sherwood Richardson from Independence, VA was the caterer. Roast Beef and Lemon Chicken and the works to eat. A great time of relaxing, singing, praying, eating and hearing the Christmas Story read one more time. Thank you to all who attended! Special thanks for Bald Mountain Baptist Church for hosting. The Fellowship Hall was the most beautiful I have ever seen.



Happy Birthday:3rd. Mrs. Jennifer Hart (Russell- Laurel Knob), 6th Mr. David Miller (Shelia- Oak Hill)

Happy Anniversary: none


Special announcements;       

 Queen Esther Trip and Census Flyer  at Bottom of announcements


Census 2020 Jobs Paying Up To $17 An Hour Open In Ashe County
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of temporary workers in Ashe County and elsewhere for the 2020 head count.

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring temporary workers for the 2020 Census. The data from the head count is used in calculating both the number and boundaries of congressional, state and local election districts and Ashe County’s share of federal funding.


ASHE COUNTY, NC — The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of temporary workers to fill 2020 Census jobs in Ashe County and elsewhere around the country. The jobs are mainly for Census-Taker positions, but also include a few supervisory and recruitment outreach positions.

In Ashe County, 2020 Census jobs pay $17 an hour, according to an interactive map from the Census Bureau. Census-takers are eligible for reimbursement for work-related mileage and other expenses.
Completing the census is one of the best things you can do for North Carolina, Ashe County, and the communities in which we live.

An accurate population helps determine policy and the allocation of funds at every level of government. It is used to determine the number and boundaries of congressional districts, state legislative districts, county board and city council seats in North Carolina, but also how big a share local governments get of the $675 billion in federal program funds for communities, schools, roads, hospitals and other services.

Businesses use the information to decide where to build new factories, shopping centers, banks, offices and attractions.

Preference for the temporary Census Bureau jobs is given to U.S. armed services veterans who were honorably discharged. But jobs are open to U.S. citizens 18 and older with proof of a valid Social Security number and registration with the U.S. Selective Service System.
Among other conditions of employment, applicants must pass a Census-performed criminal background check.

Most jobs require the applicant to have a valid driver's license, unless public transportation is available. All applicants must have an email account and access to a computer and internet.

Most jobs will last several weeks, though it depends on the amount of available work. Hours are flexible, though some require daytime work so addresses on buildings are clearly visible. Census-takers doing personal interviews must be available to work evenings and weekends, when people are usually at home. Those in supervisory positions must be available for certain day, evening and weekend shifts.

Applicants must provide their Social Security number, home address, email address, phone number, and date and place of birth. Veterans who are claiming preference will have to submit documentation for eligibility.

It'll take about 30 minutes to apply online for Census jobs, and can be done so directly at:

Positions are open across the country, but the Census Bureau is committed to hiring people to work in the areas where they live because they're likely familiar with the people and places in a community.

More information about positions in our area is available by calling the Census Bureau at 855-JOB-2020 (that's 855-562-2020) and selecting option 3. You may also use the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII.