Welcome to West Hendersonville Baptist Church. Our mission is to reach to the Hendersonville area for Christ through Biblical preaching and teaching while providing ministry and service to the community.
Rev. Jerry Mullinax and Wife Norma
Jerry and Norma were married in 1978. They have three married daughters and eight grandchildren. Jerry earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina in 1990 and his master's degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1996.
The Mullinax's have served the Lord for over forty years. Jerry began as music minister at Calvary Baptist in Hendersonville, North Carolina in the late seventies. From there, Jerry served as assistant pastor at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Greer, South Carolina for ten years. EBC ordained and licensed him for the ministry. Then, he assisted Dr Roy Rector at Boiling Springs Baptist in Fletcher, North Carolina for ten years. Afterwards, Jerry was called back to Calvary Baptist as youth minister for a few years. In 2009, Little River Baptist in Penrose, NC called Jerry as it's music minister. Norma and he ministered there for seven years. Then in 2016, Shaws Creek Baptist in Hendersonville called Jerry as its pastor. And now, Jerry serves as senior pastor of West Hendersonville Baptist Church in Hendersonville.
Jerry has written and published nearly forty books. You can find those at Amazon or readJERRY.com.
Terry Baker, Music Director
Joined the WHBC Staff in June 2016
Terry and his wife Judy have three sons and one daughter and seven precious grandchildren. 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.
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.