Special Thanksgiving Luncheon this Sunday

This Sunday, November 23rd, we will be hosting a special Thanksgiving Luncheon after our worship service.  The church is providing the turkey, stuffing, and gravy; members are asked to provide the side dishes, desserts, and drinks.  We hope you can come for our Thanksgiving Worship Service at 11am and stay for lunch following the service.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Encouraging Word Calls First Pastor

Michael Horton Family photoOn Sunday, March 30, 2014 the membership of Encouraging Word Baptist Church elected our first Pastor.  In an unanimous vote, Rev. Michael David Horton was elected as our first full-time Pastor.  This follows an extensive two year process conducted by the Pastor Search Team.

Rev. Horton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.  He also serves as a New Testament professor at Fruitland Baptist Bible College in Hendersonville, NC.

Michael and his lovely wife Erin are the proud parents of three children: Jeremy, Samantha and Elijah.  They believe God’s design for the family is essential to building strong homes, churches and communities.


Sharing the Love of Jesus with Haywood County!

Encouraging Word Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist congregation located at 664 Sonoma Road in Waynesville, North Carolina. We are a Bible believing church whose mission is to point people to Jesus Christ.

When Jesus gave us the Great Commission, He commanded us to make disciples of all people, both near and far. We are working hard at Encouraging Word Baptist Church to reach our community, our state, our country and the world for the cause of Christ.