Contact Us

  • Phone: (828) 266-9700
  • Email: 
  • Address:
    3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607

Service Times

  • Sunday: 
    • 8:15 a.m. - Classic Service
    • 9:45 a.m. - Blended Service
    • 11:15 a.m. - Contemporary Service
  • Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.


Our Staff

Pastoral Staff


 Senior Pastor

Mount Vernon is prayerfully & excitedly awaiting the Lord's sending of our new Senior Pastor!

During this transition we will have some of our ministerial staff bringing the message on Sundays until our intentional interim is sent.

Bud Russell, Minister of Education & Administration

My passion aligns with my life purpose which is “to know Christ better and make Him better known”. I seek to practice daily discipleship and teach others the essentials of the Christian faith and how to live and lead according to the Bible. I am involved in shepherding those who are hurting, offering encouragement and hope through the message of the Gospel.  For fun I enjoy: being with my family and friends, walks with Betty, reading, fishing, college basketball & football, enjoying a memorable meal with others, having some alone time, and mentoring men and young couples who desire to walk closer with God.READ MORE... | Email Bud

Jimmy Finch, Minister of Music
The joy of leading others to the throne room of the Lord has been my passion for many years! Worship is not just music and singing but what God wants from us in all we do.  When we meet as a family of God each week, the glory of Lord is our purpose and goal through worship and the Word. The benefit as believers is His presence among us and the hope that only He can give!  Music has always been apart of my life and is not only my occupation but what I do in my spare time with others and my family.  I enjoy imparting my knowledge and love for music to others through guitar and voice lessons.  I enjoy spending time with my wife, Christi and kids, playing disc golf and watching movies.
READ MORE... Email Jimmy

Jason Powers, Minister of Youth
It is my desire to see teens fully trust Christ as the savior of their souls and to be dedicated to the calling He has placed on their life.  I find joy in leading teens in this endeavor and have adopted Psalm 71:18 as my life's passion, "Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not abandon me, until I tell the next generation about your strength, and those coming after me about your power."  I love spending time with my family, coaching my kids in different sports, and spending time outdoors.  
READ MORE... Email Jason

Cindy Retherford, Director of Childhood Education
It is my passion to see the next generation know the Lord so that they would put their trust in Him and know of his abundant love for them. Believing that the Bible commands parents in Deuteronomy 6:4-5 to help their children grow in their relationship with Jesus as they go throughout the natural rhythm of their life I want the Children’s Ministry to come alongside them to help them make this command reality in their home. As families come to Mount Vernon it is my desire to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can experience God’s Big Story through interactive lessons with teachers who desire to invest in them. 

READ MORE... | Email Cindy

Judith Martinez, Hispanic Ministry Coordinator
Judith llegó a Boone el 24 de julio 2006 para trabajar como misionera en la comunidad Hispana en el condado de Watauga. Ella tiene un título en contabilidad y una maestría en la educación cristiana del Seminario Teológica Bautista en la ciudad de México.  Judith trabajaba profesionalmente como contadora y era una voluntaria activa en su iglesia, Iglesia Bautista Eben-Ezer, con los estudios bíblicos, los jóvenes y tiempos de alabanza y adoración.  Ella fue profesora de la educación cristiana y música en el seminario durante 12 años.   
READ MORE...Email Judith

Eric Henderson, Director of Recreation Ministry
It is my passion to see families come to know Christ. God has given me the awesome opportunity to share with coaches, players and their families as we glorify and honor Christ through physical activity. We strive to bring glory to God in all we do from EQUIP to Church-wide and community events. It is the heart of recreation ministry and its leadership to see families and individuals come into a personal and deep relationship with Jesus Christ. 
READ MORE...Email Eric

Support Staff

Mrs. Angie Derrick, Administrative Assistant, Education & Administration            

Mr. Jonathan Stamey, Administrative Assistant, Senior Pastor/Publications

Mrs. Jan Scott, Financial Bookkeeper

Mrs. Flo Hollingsworth, Children's Ministry Associate

Mrs. Lynne Moody, Receptionist

Mr. Bob Waldorf, Facilities Manager

Mr. Dustin Beane, Facilities Associate

Ms. Karen Critcher, Facilities Associate

Mrs. Patty White, Part Time Facilities Associate

Mr. Dylan Connell, Part Time Audio Visual Assistant

Support Volunteers

Mrs. Elizabeth Starkey, Librarian

Ministry Interns

Bethany Critcher, Missions

Elizabeth McCraken, College 

Jewel Cameron, Youth                                                                                 

Corey Freeman, Recreation