a safe place for the entire family

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Join us for Worship at 10:55am

Thank you for visiting our website.  Within these pages, you'll get a few snapshots of what we are all about.  Some of these snapshots include...

  • We want to be a safe place for the entire family
  • We want to be a place that welcomes all people.
  • We want to be a place that serves our community.  There are many different ways you can get involved, and we encourage you to get plugged in.
  • We want to be a place that encourages parents and their children.  Check out our youth and children's pages to see how we challenge them to know Jesus better, as well as the opportunities we have for adults.
  • We want to meet you where you are, no matter where you are.  To learn more, browse our website and/or contact us.


It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Joe Yelton has agreed to serve as our Interim Pastor at FBCR.  

Joe was born in Rutherford Hospital and was raised for the first 13 years of his life in Spindale before moving to Asheville. He attended Asheville High School, Western Carolina University (BS in History), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity with Religious Education), and Drew University (Doctor of Ministry). 

Joe is married to Corinne Helderman Yelton of Concord, NC. They have two adult children. He has pastored three churches in Virginia and North Carolina. After 25 years of pastoral ministry at Hominy Baptist Church in Candler, he retired in February of this year. He is very excited to serve with us in the days ahead.