Hominy Baptist Church
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Loving God, Loving Others, Loving You—With all our heart, soul, mind and strength!

Joe Yelton: Senior Pastor

Welcome to Hominy Baptist Church!

So many things have gone the way of the dinosaur in my lifetime. Being a lifelong Baptist, I hold certain terms and ideas as dear, yet my children know little or nothing of them. For instance, "Training Union." Remember that? How about week-long revival services or two-weeks long daytime Vacation Bible Schools? I remember a time when local county and municipal sports programs wouldn't dare schedule a practice or game for a Wednesday evening out of respect for local congregational life. Today, such things are common.

In spite of all that has evolved into and out of the picture, we at Hominy Baptist Church are still very optimistic about the future. You see, as times have changed, we've made serious strides to adjust so that the word of hope and encouragement we speak is a current word. Yes, we've changed...but not at the expense of our core values. The Hominy Baptist Church is still about the Great Commission call of our Lord Jesus Christ. We still take seriously the admonition to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

We 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. New, yes! Different, yes! Anchored in the bedrock of Christ our King, you bet!

Joe Yelton, Senior Minister

Joe is married to Corinne Helderman Yelton who is a graduate in Psychology from UNC-G, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from WCU, and has a Masters in Religious Education from SEBTS. He and Corinne have two young adult children; Rosemary and Jacob.

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

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Previous ministry assignments
Minister To Youth, McGill Avenue Baptist Church, Concord, NC, 1977-1980
Senior Minister, Drakes Branch Baptist Church, Drakes Branch, Virginia, 1980-1986
Senior Minister, Cullowhee Baptist Church, Cullowhee, NC, 1986-1997
Senior Minister, Hominy Baptist Church, Candler, NC, 1997 to present