Our Staff

Dr. David E. Mills and Wife Debby

Dr. David E. Mills

Interim Pastor


  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Doctorate of Ministry
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity with Languages Degree
  • Mars Hill College, Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Associates Degree in Business Administration


  • Honorable discharge from the United States Navy
  • Served on board the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Independence for three Mediterranean Tours

Dr. Mills has served several churches over the last 45 years. He retired from Burkemont Baptist Church in Morganton, N.C.

Interim Pastor Positions Since Retirement:

  • El Bethel Baptist Church, Morganton, N.C.
  • Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Morganton, N.C.
  • East Valdese Baptist Church, Valdese, N.C>
  • First Baptist Church Hildebran, Hildebran, N.C.

David Hennessee

Media Director