Mark Alan Lawing, Pastor

Mark grew up in the Sugar Hill Community of McDowell County, North Carolina.  He has been married to Crystal Smith Lawing since July 12, 1986.  They have two children, a son Jonathan who lives in the home and a daughter Jill who is an oncology nurse.  Jill is married to Johnathan Casey of Pauline, South Carolina.  Mark and Crystal have 2 step grandsons, Cameron and Ben, and 2 granddaughters Bristol and Joanie.  Mark trusted in Jesus Christ for his eternal salvation in December 1988  and was ordained by Sugar Hill Baptist Church in Marion, North Carolina on November 10th, 1991.  Mark holds degrees from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, Gardner-Webb University, and Luther Rice Seminary.   Mark's passion is to help people realize who they can become through Christ by helping them understand who they are in Christ.  You may reach Mark by email at or by calling 828-738-4729.


Frank Harvell, Minister of Music

Frank has served 5 churches as Minister of Music since entering the ministry in 1979.   He and his wife Carolyn were married in 1953.  They have two sons, Guerry and Marty, 2 Grandchildren, and 3 Great Grandchildren.