Elkview Baptist Church Leadership
Elkview Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team.
As Lead Pastor, Pastor Charles sets the vision for the Church. He primarily handles the pulpit ministry, but also ensures the overall ministries of Elkview Baptist Church nourish and equip the congregation.
Charles has been Lead Pastor since November 2017. Over the last 27 years, Charles has been privileged to serve in a variety of capacities including Youth Pastorate, Missionary to Sri Lanka, Hospice Chaplain, Administrative Pastor, and Lead Pastor.
Charles and Karen have been married since 1993. God has gifted them with 3 children: Nicole (2000), Shawn (2001), and Caleb (2003).
His interests include outdoor activities especially hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing.
Pastor Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Tennessee Temple University as well as a Masters of Arts in Missions from Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology.
"One of my favorite scriptures is John 6:40. The Father clearly states it is His will that everyone ... hear and believe Jesus. Another verse I desire to live by is John 4:34 where Jesus stated his "food is to do the will of Him who sent me". Passion stems out of knowing we are doing the Father's will. Let's live passionately for Him.."
Associate Pastor of Teaching and Counseling
Pastor Curry provides counseling ministry to those in the church family as well as teaches regularly from the pulpit.
Pastor Curry has lived in the Elkview area nearly nine years. His ministry has spanned fifty plus years in churches in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. He has served Elkview Baptist Church since 2017.
Pastor Curry and Ruth Ann have been married over 56 years. They have one son (Greg); Greg and his wife Theresa have two daughters (Katie and Cassie).
Pastor Curry holds a BA from Lexington Baptist College (Lexington, KY), Chaplaincy Service Certification through Holzer Medical Center, and a Master Degree in Biblical Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia.
Romans 5:8 because “It makes clear how God’s love for lost sinners has become our personal possession and praise.”
Hank joined Elkview Baptist Church January 2019 and serves as the Executive Pastor. In this role Hank seeks to serve Jesus, serve the church, and serve the Lead Pastor. Hank manages the day-to-day operations of the church.
Hank has a diverse background having worked in the area of financial planning for nearly two decades, coached business owners in how to be more efficient/profitable, and in a law office providing counsel to the clients of attorneys going through divorce or in the creation of trusts/estate planning.
In 2015 Hank felt the Lord calling him to full time ministry and began working towards a M.Div. of Pastoral Counseling through Liberty University.
Hank and his wife Renee have been married since 2003 and have six children; Hannah, Elizabeth, Trey, Josiah, Seth, and Rebecca. During their marriage they have lived in Alabama, Georgia, California, and West Virginia.
“It’s always tough to think of a favorite, but one of my favorites is Proverbs 3:5-6. This verse became so powerful to me when I was injured in the Marine Corps and knew ‘my’ plan was definitely going to change, but I knew I could trust Him and He would direct me.”
Student Ministries Pastor
As associate pastor of youth ministries Pastor Josh teaches and leads the youth group. His areas of responsibility cover all things that involve the youth group and many other day to day operations of the church helping Pastor Hank.
Josh is a recent Graduate of Appalachian Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. His work background covers everything from lawn care, and food service to summer camp administration.
Josh grew up as a missionary kid in Northeastern Brazil. Around the age of 11 his family returned to the US to be involved in local church ministry where he enjoyed learning and serving with family.
Josh is looking forward to getting married in May and bringing his wife to the area so that they can serve together.
This verse is a daily reminder that we are not alone and that God is with us in all of life. It is also a reminder to be strong and courageous not because of ourselves but because of the God that we serve.
As Administrative Assistant Terri fulfills the day to day affairs of the church which require ongoing attention and performs general office work that alleviates the pastoral staff of clerical duties. Terri has held this position since November 2005.
Terri has called Elkview Baptist Church home for over 32 years, and serves as a leader of the women’s ministry “Ladies Life,” leads the “Sounds of Grace” worship band, and assists with the choir.
Terri and her husband Doug have been married since July 1988 and have four adult daughters. Terri enjoys spending time with family and has a love of music.
Ephesians 4:32 “This is a great reminder to show grace, love, and mercy to people that I come in contact with every day. Christ has forgiven me a debt I could never repay. I can say ‘thank you’ to Him by showing love and kindness to others.”