Wesley joined our staff in April, 2016, having served in ministry for thirteen years, all of those in Cleveland County. He served on staff at Sandy Run Baptist Church, and Boiling Springs Baptist Church, and as well as working as a volunteer firefighter for five years at Shanghai Volunteer Fire Department. His community involvement also included serving as a chaplain for the Cleveland County Sheriff's office.
Wesley's immediate family include his wife Bonnie, his daughter, Avery, and their dog Lillie. Wesley and Bonnie grew up in Rutherford County, so they have extended family living close by. They enjoy having Sunday meals with their families as well as spending vacations with each other. Wesley graduated from Gardner-Webb University with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and an MDiv degree from the divinity school. His hobbies include hunting, running, golf and fishing.
Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University (1973); Master of Religious Education Theological Seminary (1978)
Charles began his ministry at GCCBA in 1990 after having served churches in Maryland, Florida, Arkansas, and North Carolina as minister of education, singles, pastor, and associate pastor. He and his wife Carolyn have two children, Chad and Carole. The Reeds are appointees of the North American Mission Board as Church and Community Ministry Associate Missionaries. They are members of Elizabeth Baptist Church.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Carolina University (2003); Masters of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2005)
Katie joined the associational team in January 2006 after completing her degree at Southwestern. Her husband, Brian Harris, is President of Future Energy Company in Shelby. They have a 7 year old son, Grant and a 3 year old daughter, Sarah. They are both active members at Eastside Baptist Church (Shelby) where they enjoy doing mission work and working with the children's ministry.
Katie enjoys reading, movies, and traveling.
Bachelor of Arts from Carson Newman College (1963); Master's and PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth (1965, 1974)
Alice joined our staff in January, 2005, coming to us after serving at Gardner-Webb University for 30 years in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy as professor of Religion and Religious Education. She has also served both full-time or bi-vocationally as Minister or Music and/or Education for 35 years. She has written two books: Time for a Checkup: Examining our Progress in Spiritual Growth (Christian Literature Crusade), and Sorting it Out: Understanding God's Call to Ministry (Judson Press). She has also written eighteen devotional books which are available at amazon.com and bn.com or at the office.
Alice has felt a call from the Lord to assist churches in the area of Spiritual Enrichment/Christian Education. Give her a call or email her and let her know how she can be of help to your church.
Alice enjoys working in the yard, music, reading, desktop publishing, and playing with her liittle Shih Tzu puppy, Teddy.
Jose officially joined the staff in January 2003. He is the founding pastor of Bethany First Hispanic Baptist Church, and has started another Spanish church, Gethsemane in Belwood. He is married to Maria and has three grown children and two grandchildren.
Nicole joined our staff in July 2012. She grew up mostly in Cleveland County and is a graduate of Burns High School. Her husband, Billy, owns and operates a full time retriever training kennel. They have one son, Jed, who was born September 2009, and twin girls, Laney and Riley, who were born October 2014. Nicole and her husband are both members of Trinity Baptist Church. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, photography and missions.
Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association
1175 Wyke Road Shelby, NC 28150
Phone : 704.482.3472
I am a 2016 graduate of Campbell University with a degree in Communication with a concentration of Pre-Law. I am 20 years old, and born in raised in Shelby, NC. I have been a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Shelby for 11 years. I have been on numerous mission trips with my youth group, and assisted the Baptist Association for many years. I look forward to working with missions in Cleveland County and look forward to spreading the Gospel!