Joe Yelton Senior Pastor I am married to Corinne Helderman Yelton and have two adult children, Rosemary and Jacob. We at Hominy are changing, but our message is established in ancient words and principles that shall never change. We celebrate our unchanging God amidst a world that offers so few anchors. I encourage you to look over each and every page of this site. There you will discover some wonderful people, doing some amazing ministry, in some innovative ways. Education WCU, B.S. in History and Social Science SEBTS at Wake Forest, Masters in Divinity and Religious Education Drew University, Doctor of Ministry Clinical Pastoral Education, Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Virginia

Joe Yelton
Senior Pastor

I am married to Corinne Helderman Yelton and have two adult children, Rosemary and Jacob. We at Hominy are changing, but our message is established in ancient words and principles that shall never change. We celebrate our unchanging God amidst a world that offers so few anchors. I encourage you to look over each and every page of this site. There you will discover some wonderful people, doing some amazing ministry, in some innovative ways.

Education
WCU, B.S. in History and Social Science

SEBTS at Wake Forest, Masters in Divinity and Religious Education

Drew University, Doctor of Ministry

Clinical Pastoral Education, Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Virginia

Paul Raybon Associate Pastor A native of Marietta, Georgia, I am married to Anne Selman Raybon, and we have two young adult children, Will and Kate. As a family we enjoy reading, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with our dog, Tucker. I cherish this remarkable congregation that actively extends love and grace to the community like no other church I know. In addition to my responsibilities at church I am a certified Christian Leadership Coach, and partner with the Barnabas Partnership and enjoy working as a volunteer leader with the WNC Baptist Fellowship and WNC Baptist Campus Ministries. B.A. in History, Berry College, 1986. Master of Divinity, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990. Doctor of Education, UNC-Charlotte, 2012 Clinical Pastoral Education, Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia

Paul Raybon
Associate Pastor

A native of Marietta, Georgia, I am married to Anne Selman Raybon, and we have two young adult children, Will and Kate. As a family we enjoy reading, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with our dog, Tucker. I cherish this remarkable congregation that actively extends love and grace to the community like no other church I know.

In addition to my responsibilities at church I am a certified Christian Leadership Coach, and partner with the Barnabas Partnership and enjoy working as a volunteer leader with the WNC Baptist Fellowship and WNC Baptist Campus Ministries.

B.A. in History, Berry College, 1986.

Master of Divinity, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990.

Doctor of Education, UNC-Charlotte, 2012

Clinical Pastoral Education, Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia

 
Melissa Hughes Pastor to Families I have served on the staff at Hominy since 1997, and have been a minister to the families here since 2007.  Ministering to the children in preschool through 4th grade, and the students in 5th & 6th grade, and also serving their families, is my heart's desire and a calling from God.  I am very thankful for the people at Hominy and for their love and support of my ministry.  My husband, Greg, and my three children, Matthew, Kelsie, and Grace, also feel that Hominy is their home.  It is a place where I would encourage anyone looking for a church to begin and end their search.  If you have a willing heart and a desire to serve, then Hominy is for you.

Melissa Hughes
Pastor to Families

I have served on the staff at Hominy since 1997, and have been a minister to the families here since 2007.  Ministering to the children in preschool through 4th grade, and the students in 5th & 6th grade, and also serving their families, is my heart's desire and a calling from God.  I am very thankful for the people at Hominy and for their love and support of my ministry.  My husband, Greg, and my three children, Matthew, Kelsie, and Grace, also feel that Hominy is their home.  It is a place where I would encourage anyone looking for a church to begin and end their search.  If you have a willing heart and a desire to serve, then Hominy is for you.

Kristen Dominguez Minster of Music and Creative Worship I have been blessed to be a part of the music ministry at Hominy over the years in various capacities as pianist, interim choir director, and now as Minister of Music and Creative Worship. I am married to David, and we have two children, Kaemon and Kaeddin. In addition to all things musical and artistic, I enjoy reading, cooking, sewing, hiking, travel, and spending time with my family. One of the highlights of being involved in the music and worship ministry here at Hominy is to provide meaningful worship tools for all members to use to draw closer to God. I love working with groups and individuals to creatively share the gospel through our skills and talents.

Kristen Dominguez
Minster of Music and Creative Worship

I have been blessed to be a part of the music ministry at Hominy over the years in various capacities as pianist, interim choir director, and now as Minister of Music and Creative Worship. I am married to David, and we have two children, Kaemon and Kaeddin. In addition to all things musical and artistic, I enjoy reading, cooking, sewing, hiking, travel, and spending time with my family. One of the highlights of being involved in the music and worship ministry here at Hominy is to provide meaningful worship tools for all members to use to draw closer to God. I love working with groups and individuals to creatively share the gospel through our skills and talents.

 
Phil Hall Pastor to Student Life and Community Engagement I moved to Asheville in 2010 permanently, and when I bought a house in 2011, I did not realize that I would be purchasing a house directly across from my future church home. I married my wife Mallory in 2012, and our daughter Selah was born 6 months before I joined Hominy in August, 2016. I have been blessed already coming alongside this group of God's family and know that He will use his faithful servants here to do great things in Hominy Valley. 

Phil Hall
Pastor to Student Life and Community Engagement

I moved to Asheville in 2010 permanently, and when I bought a house in 2011, I did not realize that I would be purchasing a house directly across from my future church home. I married my wife Mallory in 2012, and our daughter Selah was born 6 months before I joined Hominy in August, 2016. I have been blessed already coming alongside this group of God's family and know that He will use his faithful servants here to do great things in Hominy Valley. 

Kody Joyner Ministry Assistant I am deeply rooted in the spirit here with a willing heart to serve and support for my fellow ministers. Robert and I married in 1991.  We have three children Robbie, Terra (daughter-in-law), and Anna, plus two precious granddaughters, Brooklyn and Makenize.  My mother, Vaudie Robinson, also attends and and serves here at Hominy.  I pray that every moment I spend at Hominy will continue to be blessed by Jesus in every way.

Kody Joyner
Ministry Assistant

I am deeply rooted in the spirit here with a willing heart to serve and support for my fellow ministers. Robert and I married in 1991.  We have three children Robbie, Terra (daughter-in-law), and Anna, plus two precious granddaughters, Brooklyn and Makenize.  My mother, Vaudie Robinson, also attends and and serves here at Hominy.  I pray that every moment I spend at Hominy will continue to be blessed by Jesus in every way.

 
Rachel Miller Executive Director, DayStay Adult Day Services In 2014, I was called to serve the DayStay ministry.  I am a lifelong member of Hominy Baptist Church and Hominy is a big part of our family with the sixth generation now participating in the congregation.  My husband, Chris and I are both ordained deacons and our two daughters, Hannah and Megan, are also very active in the church.

Rachel Miller
Executive Director, DayStay Adult Day Services

In 2014, I was called to serve the DayStay ministry.  I am a lifelong member of Hominy Baptist Church and Hominy is a big part of our family with the sixth generation now participating in the congregation.  My husband, Chris and I are both ordained deacons and our two daughters, Hannah and Megan, are also very active in the church.

Kay Riddle Executive Director, Hominy Child Care I joined the Hominy staff in June of 1985, when God placed me here for reasons only He knows.  Child care is my calling and I am totally dedicated to this ministry.  I have four adult children, Alisa, Jessica, Syl, and Vanessa, plus wonderful grandchildren that are each a blessing and have added much joy to my life.  It has been my honor to grow with the child care ministry and the Hominy congregation.

Kay Riddle
Executive Director, Hominy Child Care

I joined the Hominy staff in June of 1985, when God placed me here for reasons only He knows.  Child care is my calling and I am totally dedicated to this ministry.  I have four adult children, Alisa, Jessica, Syl, and Vanessa, plus wonderful grandchildren that are each a blessing and have added much joy to my life.  It has been my honor to grow with the child care ministry and the Hominy congregation.