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Staff

Our Staff

 

Dr. Steven Harris, Interim Pastor

Stephen (Steve) Harris serves as a regional mission catalyst with the Baptist state convention. Before joining the state convention, Steve served as founding pastor of New Life Community Church in Asheville for 16 years. Steve has led church planting movements in the Buncombe Baptist Association, nationally and internationally as a strategy coordinator with the International Mission Board, including starting churches with the Quechua Indians in the Andes mountains of Peru. 

Steve received his bachelor of science in business management from Western Carolina University, master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and his doctor of ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Steve and his wife, Ann, have three children and five grandchildren.

Steve’s life verse is the Great Commandment, and his passionate focus is simply loving God and loving people. He enjoys backpacking (having hiked the Appalachian Trail), trout fishing and golf.

 

Rev. Dennis Goodwin,  Minister of Music

Dennis joined our staff in November, 2005.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts from Murray State University in Murray, KY. Dennis has served as Minister of Music and Youth at First Baptist Church, Tavares, FL and the First Baptist Baptist Church, Clewiston, FL.  He has also served as a Middle School Band Director and Asst. High School Band Director.  He is a retired Army Lt. Colonel. He is married to Barbara Brown Goodwin and has a son, Travis. Travis and his wife Jenny have 2 sons, John Paul Jones and James David Goodwin.

 

Adrienne Bradley, Youth Leader

Adrienne joined our staff March 1, 2022. She has an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from AB Technical College, Cum Laude, is a student at Mars Hill University, Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Education, Cum Laude, with Deans List recognition, and is a Cheerleader.

 

Nancy Ingle, Office Manager 

Nancy came to Beverly Hills in January, 2003. She has worked in local churches since 1980. She is the middle child of five children growing up in Fairview, as a native of Buncombe County. She married at the age of 19 and has one son, Daniel.  Daniel and his wife Lynn have two children, Bethaney Ann and Colton Daniel.  She has a great-granddaughter, Amelia Page. Family and friends are dear to Nancy.  Nancy has served as a teacher for Children's Sunday School Class, and has sung in the choir.  She serves as Secretary to the  Board of Directors for Ebenezer Gospel Mission to India.  She was blessed to be able to visit India in 2005. Her interests are walking, scrapbooking, geneology and restoring old photographs. She enjoys serving the Lord and others wherever He leads.

 

Judy Smith, Organist

Judy has served as organist since 1999. She has been an accompanist for churches since the age of ten. She received a degree in Music Education and a certification in Spanish from Campbell University.  She was certified in ESL (English as Second Language), including National Board Certification, while teaching at Emma Elementary School in Buncombe County.  She has recently retired.   Judy grew up in Mississippi but moved to North Carolina in 1970.  Since then, she has lived in many places in North Carolina, as well as the countries of Costa Rica and Bolivia.  In addition to music, some of her interests are history, crafts, organic gardening, nutrition, and aerobics. She has three daughters, Victoria, Anna and Maria, and seven grandchildren, Forest, Mica, Jocelyn, Johani, Shea, Troy and Molly, with Jocelyn's son, Jasper, as the newest addition to the family.

 

Becky Wilburn, Accompanist

Becky is a native of Roanoke Virginia, marring her husband John at the age of 19. They have lived in many places since John worked for the National Park Service.  They moved to Asheville in 1987. John and Becky have two children: daughter, Debra and son, Barry and six (6) grandchildren; Ethan, Oliver, Elise, Christina, Erik and Austin. Becky began playing the piano for churches at the age of 15.  She has served as pianist of Beverly Hills since 2014.  Becky loves working with children, enjoys reading, crocheting, quilting and painting.

 

Donna Gasperson, Accompanist

Donna is a native of Iowa City, Iowa, and spent her growing up years in New York, Oklahoma, and North Carolina.  She is a graduate of Mars Hill College, and has been playing in churches since high school. She has served Beverly Hills Baptist Church as 2nd Accompanist since 2017.  She and her husband, Bruce, are the parents of Paula, Ryan, and Melinda, and the grandparents of Collin, Miriam, Elizabeth, Samantha, Grace, Maliya, and Alexis.  Donna considers it a high privilege to use her talent to bring glory to God.

 

Becky Morrison, Director, Weekday Early Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becky began working at W.E.E. in 1984, and has served as director since 1997.  She earned the Childcare Administrative Credential from A-B Tech in 2003.  Becky is married to Trent, has two children, Scott and Lacey, and five grandchildren, Michael , Trent, Kenzie, Lana and Mott. She enjoys time with her grandchildren.

 

Mr. Steve Mink, Chef

  

 Steve has been cooking our wonderful Wednesday night meals since 1999. He is a graduate of the AB Tech culinary program. He is     married to Janice and they have two children, Matthew and Amanda.

 

 

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