Purpose of FBC

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." Matthew 18:20

The purpose of First Baptist Church of Morganton is to create disciples of Christ and impact the local community in meaningful ways. FBC provides a safe and inclusive environment for people of all ages and backgrounds to come learn about our Lord Jesus Christ. FBC is a loving church, with a huge heart for the community and missions work. FBC hosts multiple events and projects throughout the year to provide opportunities for community connection, such as Mission Morganton.

Meet Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr.

Senior Minister

Mike Johnson

Minister of Youth, Education, and Missions
828-437-2544, ext. 114
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Susan Hadden

Director of Music and Media
828-437-2544, ext. 116
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Suzette Pendleton

Chef/Food Service Director
828-437-2544, ext. 118
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828-437-2544, ext. 111
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Cathy Rudicill

Financial Secretary
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Kaylee Hittepole

Office Assistant
828-437-2544 ext. 110
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Becky Myrick-Poteat

828-437-2544. ext. 127 
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Karma Spann

Afterschool Director
828-433-1018 ext, 119 
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Fred Schuszler

Minister of Education & Spiritual Formation Emeritus