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Steve Gouge, Director of Missions

  • Education

    • Graduated from Western Carolina University with a double major in psychology and social science

    • Graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with the Master of Divinity degree

    • Graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with the Master of Arts in Religious Education degree

    • Graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with the Doctor of Ministry degree


    • Pastor for over 30 years

    • Director of Missions for Brushy Mountain Baptist Association in North Carolina

    • Professor for Fruitland Baptist Bible College

    • Associational Missions Strategist (formerly know as DOM) Shelby Baptist Association

    Hobbies and Interests

    • Ventriloquism

    • Hiking

    • Backpacking

    • Sports


    • Married to my high school sweet heart – Wanda

    • Two daughters with six grandchildren

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Debbie Slattery, Ministry Assistant

Debbie began serving as the ministry assistant to the Shelby Baptist Association on January 15, 2015.  She graduated from Shelby County High School and the Sullivan Junior College of Business. She retired after serving over twenty-eight years with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  She is a member of the Indian Fork Baptist Church where she serves as church treasurer and song leader. Debbie and her husband of thirty-four years, Gary, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.



Moderator: Harry Hebert, Christiansburg Baptist Church 

Assistant Moderator: Bob Perkins, Simpsonville Baptist Church 

Treasurer: Karen Kelly, Highland Baptist Church

Assistant Treasurer: Ruth Hinkle, Waddy Baptist Church 

Clerk: Dana Jenkins, Elmburg Baptist Church 

Assistant Clerk: Regena Kaselow, Burks Branch Baptist Church   

Parliamentarian - Steve Price - Burks Branch Baptist Church 

Team Leaders:

Administrative Team - Rick Durham, New Life Baptist Church 

Missions Team - Leah Aubrey, Graefenburg Baptist Church 

Evangelism Team - Chris Platt, Highland Baptist Church 

Discipleship and Education - Ben Early, Dover Baptist Church 

Prayer and Encouragement - Steve Price, Burks Branch