Church Announcements





When you pray please remember God’s Will Baptist Church, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Phoenix 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!

The week of prayer for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions begins this Sunday, March 3. In the last two editions of the Biblical Recorder, tells you how this offering is used to plant churches and reach the lost in North America, and provided material to guide your prayers for our missionaries. The church you attend may opt to hold a week of prayer at a different time, but I hope all of our sister churches will give generously to this important offering


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. 

​​We welcome Rev. Ken Jones as the new Intentional Interim Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church. We welcome Brother Ken and his wife 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. He began his work this Sunday, February 3.

We also welcome to new secretaries; Erica Roten who is married to Scott Roten they have a little boy Ryan. Erica is he Ministry Assistant at Midway Baptist Church. Also Debbie McClure is the new Ministry Assistant to Friendship Baptist Church her husband is Mike, daughter In college Karissa and a son Cody and daughter in law Cassie but most important Granddaughter Sage. We welcome them to the Ashe Baptist Association.

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

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 Really Cares reminds you, A simple prayer: "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat" is inspiring a youth-led movement to help hungry and hurting people around the world. This prayer, delivered by Brad Smith, then a seminary intern serving at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, gave birth to an idea. Why not use Super Bowl weekend, a time when people come together for football and fun, to also unify the nation for a higher good: collecting dollars and canned food for the needy? 1 in 7 Americans face hunger every day?Super Bowl Sunday For Ashe Really Cares  Totals Final Count; Churches 30, Money $1,485.50, Items 7740

Thank you to everyone who gives to the ARC, Special thank you AEV Company and its employees for their generous donation to Ashe Really Cares!

Ashe Baptist Association Calendars are ready for the churches. Come by the office and get yours 5 per church.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 Ashe Baptist Associational Vacation Bible School Expo will be held at Friendship Baptist Church Family Center, Mrs. Trish Church VBS Leader and her VBS Team will be sharing with you about VBS where kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus. Each encounter is like a snapshot—a special moment in time captured on the pages of Scripture - through Lifeway's Into the Wild 2019 VBS Adventure.

Buffalo Baptist Church is getting a trip up to see the ARK and Creation Museum by charter bus. If you are interested in going contact Tyler or Micala Rash at 336-620-1291. Rev. Tom Graybeal, pastor welcomes you to Buffalo Baptist Church. See Buffalo Fundraiser Flyer at the bottom of page.

Special Announcements: 

Communities in Schools of Northwest North Carolina (CISNWNC) works daily to help bring community resources to meet needs of students at Ashe County Middle School. Churches are invited to help with a new program to help fight food insecurity in our county by partnering with the new Snack Attack program. This program will provide an afternoon snack on Fridays as some students may be facing a long weekend without available meals while away from school. 

CISNWNC can help find ways for individuals, groups, and churches to partner to help local students from helping meet needs of students to volunteering as a mentor. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information on our programs or how to partner or volunteer, contact Site Coordinator Fawn Roark at or call 336-384-3591.


 Spring begins on the March 20th! YEA! 


Phoenix Baptist Church announces that Rev. Johnny Huffman will be speaking on Sunday, March 24. Everyone is welcome to attend.

5th Sunday Gospel Sing at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church in Jefferson will be Sunday, March 31 at 6:00PM. A great evening of singing and music. Fellowship after the service. Pastor, Cory, and Doug Halsey, Brother Elbert Graybeal and the congregation invite you to spend a great evening with us.


Beaver Creek Baptist Church will be holding revival services March 31 thru April 5 at 7:00 PM. There will be special singing each night. Guest speaker will be Rev. Frank Woods from Mountain City, TN. Pastor, Rev. Johnny Goodman and congregation invite you to attend.

Christian Unity Baptist Church announces Revival Services March 31-April 3 with Dr. Dennis Love Special Music Nightly Sunday, 11:00 AM, then Sunday – Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. Pastor, Rev. Michael Carter and congregation invite you to attend

 Singing Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 at Farmers Memorial Baptist Church featuring The Middlefork Gospel Singers. Pastor, Rev. Danny Farmer and the congregation invite everyone to attend. Call 385-6642 or 977-1257 for more info. 

See Big Flatts Announcements (FYLER) at bottom of page.

See Rev. and Mrs. Jim Rash Reception at Bottom of Page.

See National Day of Prayer Agenda at Bottom of Page.


Welcome Home Baptist Church was approved at the Executive Committee meeting  to host the Friday session of the Ashe Baptist Association Annual Meeting for this year on August 16. Thank you Welcome Home Baptist Church , we look forward being with you at that meeting. Big Flatts will host on Saturday. They have a new Fellowship Hall and we will all get to enjoy that event on Saturday,

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 for the Association wide Campground cleaning of brush with chipper and the moving of gravel into the prayer garden. We need men, young people, and any ladies that would like to come to be there. If you can carry a stick, we need you. Wheel barrows and, shovels, chainsaws, rakes and hedge trimmers or nippers would be wonderful. If you would like to replace some shingles the picnic shelter needs some replaced. We also need a church that would be willing to mow the campground the week of May 18. Contact the office if you would like to mow that week..

Orion Baptist Church is scheduled to mow and check the camp ground the week of April 1-6 and Bald Mountain Baptist Church is scheduled to mow and check the campground April 14-20. Thank you to everyone who keeps the campground looking beautiful.


Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Grassy Creek, will be having revival April 5,6, and 7 at 7pm nightly. Pastor, Rev. Lonnie Carpenter and the congregation invites everyone to attend.


Fill her plate, fill her heart, Food Round up for Baptist Children’s Home of NC. Ashe Really Cares will be our area to store food for them through April. For more info go to or call the Ashe Baptist Association Office at 846-5631. Dead line for food is April 30th.


Ashe Really Cares will have its (April) Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00. All Committee Members and interested folks are urged to attend. We will be meeting at the Ashe Baptist Association Conference Room.

The Ashe Baptist Association Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 with the Old Fields Baptist Church. All Committee Members, Pastors and interested folks are urged to attend.


Just a reminder that the suggested dates (April 28 & May 5) for OperationInAsMuch are coming up soon! It’s a good time to start urging churches that haven’t already started making plans that it’s not too late, and to please get involved. Remember the dates are suggested dates, if another time works better for them that’s just fine. OIAM was originally set up as a one day blitz, however it doesn’t have to be limited to one day, it would be wonderful if we could go beyond one day and let it become an ongoing mission. There are so many out there with a lot of needs, they can be physical, financial, or spiritual, and there are lots of ways to meet those needs. The idea of OIAM is to involve as many of your church members as possible. There’s things everyone can do, from working to praying to sharing the love of Jesus. Let’s make this a great OIAM year by getting this message out and meeting the needs of others.


The Museum of Ashe County History is planning an exhibit on religion in Ashe County. It will be up for 2 years. If churches have historical items they might loan, or information on the older churches and the start of those churches, please contact the Museum. Call Don Long at 33-846-1904.This exhibit will open to the public on Saturday May 4th. To celebrate the exhibit, the Museum plans to have a day of activities for all who come to the opening. We would like to invite local church choirs to fill our stage and sing. All choirs welcome, call Ramona Renfroe at 336-846-1904 to be scheduled.

 Community Sunrise Service, Unity in the Body of Christ, regardless of denomination or lack of denomination, rallying around the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Four churches have already committed to join us. Will meet in the parking lot of Northwestern Vehicles at 268 NWEV Drive West Jefferson. Will begin worshiping the Risen King at 6:45 am and Evangelist Craig Church will proclaim a Resurrection Message as we celebrate TOGETHER!! Bring your own chair. If it rains, we will move to the inside of the building, so this is on rain, snow, sleet or shine. Pastor Steve Ashley of Appalachian Church invites everyone to attend. 

 A big “THANK YOU” to Mr. Brent Heafner from Bald Mountain Baptist Church for coming to caulk our windows at the Association Office. Another Bald Mountain Church member, Mr. John Burke, had stopped by while we were out washing windows and noticed the need. He mentioned it at the church’s monthly Brotherhood meeting and within a few days it was taken care of! What a blessing! God’s family taking care of each other! If Spring Fever hits and YOU get the urge to help out, I’m sure we can find a way to use YOUR skills too! 

 Grief Share will begin at Bald Mountain Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00. This is for help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. For more info call 336-877-1550. Mrs. Peggy Ashley will be your facilitator. 


  Happy Birthday: 24th. Rev. Larry Shepard (Anna Mary-Tuckerdale), 28th Mrs. Jean Burkett ( Bill- Fletcher Memorial), 30th ( Dr. Jim Rash (Sue- Former Pastor Laurel Knob)

Happy Anniversary: none