A Letter from Pastor Tracy Fletcher
I believe God has lead you to this website and the uplifting community of faith of West Hendersonville Baptist Church. Our organization has been serving the Hendersonville community faithfully for many years. Our mission is to spiritually uplift our community and work toward a greater good. We are tireless in our efforts to reach, teach and minister to the whole family with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We help those seeking spiritual healing and enlightenment find the path that will lead them to love, joy, peace and hope though Jesus Christ. Our faith based outreach serves all people. Our church family is growing at a steady pace. With this growth we have been able to accomplish more and have a larger impact upon our community. We welcome you with open arms. Please inquire today about how you can become a cherished part of our faith based family.
Rev. Tracy Fletcher, Pastor
Came to WHBC as pastor in 2004
Pastor Tracy and his wife, Valerie, have two children; a daughter and a son. He is a native of Greenville, S.C. He and Valerie met while on mission in Puerto Rico. He loves spending time with her and their two children, and playing with their dog, Gabby. Outdoor activities like walking, fishing, hunting, and working in the yard are also some of his favorite things to do, in addition to reading.
Associates - North Greenville College
Bachelor of Arts - North Greenville College
Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages - Southeaster Baptist Theological Seminary
Member, Board of Directors of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention
Chairman, Resolution Team for the Carolina Baptist Association
Director, Pastor's Council for the Carolina Baptist Association
Nolan Hunter, Education and Youth Minister
Came to WHBC as the youth pastor in September 2017
Nolan and his wife, Cori, have one daughter, Paisley. He is a native of Indian Trail, North Carolina. He loves spending time with Cori and Paisley especially in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. He also enjoys being a supporter of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Carolina Panthers. Nolan wants to be a humble servant to the Lord like John the Baptist. John the Baptist knew that it was the biggest blessing in the world to serve a Holy Sovereign God even though he was unworthy. "Even he who comes after me, the strap of shoes sandal I am not worthy to untie" John 1:27. Nolan’s words, “True humility, and praise God for his awesome grace and allowing me to know him!”
Terry Baker, Music Director
Joined the WHBC Staff in June 2016
Terry and his wife, Judy, have two sons, Chris Baker and Craig Baker; and three grandsons, Corbin, Gavin and Tristan. Born in 1949 to Bill & Ruth Baker, Terry grew up in Greenville, S.C. His father and mother started the Melodyaire Quartet in 1952. His mother, Ruth was a Lewis and related to the Lewis Family gospel bluegrass group.
Having been in music all his life, Terry has sung in churches in every state except Alaska and Hawaii while traveling on the road with a group for over forty years. He enjoys teaching music in addition to singing and directing. Terry also likes to build things around the house and spend time with his wife and family.
Associates Degree in Radio & Television Broadcasting - Tri-County Tech
Master of Music - U.S. Naval School of Music
Director, Joy Singers of the Carolina Baptist Association
Debbie Shehan, Secretary
Joined the WHBC staff in 2008
Debbie and her husband, Ronnie, have four children; a son, a daughter, a step-son, and a step-daughter. They also have eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She is originally from Dyer, Tennessee, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but has called Hendersonville home since 1987, when she transferred with the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group from the Daily News in Middlesboro, Kentucky to the Times-News, from which she retired as Retail & National Advertising Manager, in 2007. She enjoys interior decorating (especially cottage style), gardening, reading, and singing with the Worship Team and choir at Balfour Baptist Church, where she has been a member for many years.
Hattie Jo Parham, Homebound Ministry
Came to WHBC in 1973; joined the staff in 1982
Jo and her husband, Jim, have three children; two sons and a daughter. They also have three grand children. Jo, originally from Mars Hill, N.C., grew up in Weaverville and moved to Hendersonville in 1973. She became a Christian in 1976, and has been a member of West Hendersonville Baptist Church for 39 years. She became the Home-bound Director after her church family noticed her love for folks who needed help with their daily lives and elected her to serve in that ministry. She says, "My life has been enriched, as I have received far more than I have given to my home-bound friends through the years." Jo enjoys reading, Women's Bible study, and her family. "God touches me daily as I read His Word, striving to continue to grow as a Christian, which is my life goal. God is good all the time!" Jo also sings in the choir, teaches the adult ladies in Sunday School, and is a member of WMU and the Women's Ministry.
Margaret Huggins-Cagle, Pianist
Came to WHBC as pianist in 1972 & 2018
Family: Robert (Bobby), husband; married at WHBC on June 8, 1979.
Margaret is a lifelong native of Henderson County. She went to Jones Gap Baptist Church and played the piano there for a couple of years when she was 13 & 14 years old. One of her fondest memories is of her Aunt, Louise Levi, who played the piano at Jones Gap for around 40 years. In fact, her Aunt, whom she fondly called “Dezi” was her inspiration for playing the piano. Margaret started playing the piano here at WHBC when she was only 15 years old and continued playing here for the next 35 years. Some fond memories of those years are playing duets… she on the piano and Glenn Connor on the organ. They played piano and organ together at WHBC for around 25 years. Margaret also fondly remembers attending church with her beloved Mother, Rachel Huggins, who was a true inspiration and Christian role model. Margaret has two older brothers: Wayne Huggins (wife, Cathy) of Woodbridge, VA, and Fred Huggins (wife, Martha) of Hendersonville NC. She is an avid cat lover, loves to read, play board games and watch movies with her husband, and of course….. play the piano. Margaret has been employed by the State of North Carolina, N.C. Dept. of Public Safety, Section of Community Corrections for the past 24 years. Her current position is Personnel Technician in the Division 4 Office of Probation/Parole in Asheville, NC. Margaret’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV): Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.