Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Encouraging Word Baptist Church is to love God, to love others and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all Haywood County, North Carolina, the United States and the world!   We are located in Waynesville, North Carolina and currently meeting at the Historic Bethel Presbyterian Church in the Bethel Community.

Dr. David Horton, Supply Pastor

Serving since April 2012, Dr. David Horton brings enthusiasm and good humor to his presentation of the Word. He is President of Fruitland Baptist Bible College and a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“This church is filled with loving people who desire others to experience the transforming power of Christ and find a church home with us!” declares Dr. Horton. In addition to preaching at Sunday morning worship, Dr. Horton leads an Adult Bible Study on Wednesday evenings.

Dr. Horton and his wife Lisa are the parents of three children.

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Encouraging Word Baptist Church affirms the Baptist Faith and Message of 2000

 View the full statement here.

Encouraging Word Baptist Church is a fully cooperating partner of:

North Carolina Baptist State Convention

Southern Baptist Convention

Haywood Baptist Association