Meet Our Staff Members

Rev. James L. Smith M Div.Rev. James L. Smith M Div.
Senior Pastor
Senior Pastor James L. Smith M. Div Family Pastor Smith has been married to the former Hazelene Terrill for 40 years, They have three adult children and six grand children. Church Affiliation Rev. Smith is a member of the Palmer Grove ... more
Office Phone: 704-484-0017

Rev. Donnie Thurman Jr.Rev. Donnie Thurman Jr.
Assistant Pastor and Youth Pastor
Donnie Thurman, Jr. is a 32 year old native of Shelby, NC. Donnie is married to Rachin Thurman who is a chemist at PPG Industries. He attended Crest High School and Gardner-Webb University. At Gardner-Webb, Donnie majored in Sociology and ... more
Office Phone: 704-484-0018
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Ms. Carol WoodardMs. Carol Woodard
Adminitrative Secretary
Carol Woodard is a native of Philadlphia, Pennsylvania where she began her Christian journey at New Hope Temple Baptist Church. After moving to North Carolina she got a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Gardner Webb ... more
Office Phone: 704-484-0018

Minister Debra ThurmanMinister Debra Thurman
Ministerial Staff