Johnny grew up in the mountains of Ashe County. He has pastored several churches in NC and has been the pastor at Elkin Valley since 1996. Johnny received a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University. He then earned a masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to his wife Vicki who teaches fourth grade at Elkin Elementary. They have three children, Anna (Silva), Joel, and Josiah, and two grandchildren, Caleb and Camilla. He enjoys biking, hiking, and watching his Indy Colts play on Sunday.
Stephen moved to Elkin in 2015 from the Atlanta area where he served as an associate pastor and youth minister. He serves EVBC as our Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Missions. Some of the ministries Stephen oversees are our age-graded ministries, missions programs and trips, and church education. Stephen received his bachelor's degree from Southeastern College at Wake Forest. He earned his master's of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and his doctoral degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen married Rachel in 2005. They have seven children, Ryan, Joshua, Rachel Beth, Leigh Anna, Elisha, Jeremiah, and Abram. Stephen spends his free time with his wife, enjoying his children, running, hiking, and reading.
Cory was born and raised in Elkin. He joined the EVBC staff in 2016. Cory graduated from Western Carolina University and is currently working on obtaining his Masters from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves playing and watching most any sport, including his Denver Broncos and Boston Red Sox. Cory's ministry focus within Elkin Valley ranges from middle school students to college age young adults.
Becky took the Children's Ministry Director position in 2016 but she is no stranger to EVBC! For many years Becky has served in a variety of ministries at our church. Now she brings new energy and insight to our children's ministry. She has been married to Chip for over twenty-five years. They have two children, a son Jordan and a daughter Madison. Becky enjoys reading, crafts, and watching football, especially the Carolina Panthers.
Janice is from Elkin. She came to EVBC in 2014 with Administrative Assistant experience in various settings ranging from the Town of Elkin to other local churches. She and her husband Calvin have 3 children between them and 1 granddaughter.