About Us

Mount Vernon Baptist Church was organized in 1933 to provide ministry and witness in the Mount Vernon portion of Gray’s Creek. We are involved in cooperation with other churches and the schools through the Gray’s Creek Christian Center in meeting physical needs. We are involved in missions through Disaster Relief, Baptist Builders, mission trips, and ministry within the community.
We are involved in mission partnerships through the Robeson Baptist Association in Pennsylvania and New York, as well as ministry in the local area.
We have worked through the Appalachian Regional Ministries to minister in West Virginia and Kentucky. The World is in view as we reach out through cooperative missions in the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. In recent years we have been involved in China, Haiti and Moldova. As needs and opportunities arise we seek to be a part of ministry. We are about making disciples to continue to touch the world.


Bro. Ron Hester


Pastor Ronald Hester

Bro. Ron has been pastor since December 2004. He has been pastor of seven churches in the past 45 years. He has been married to Betty for 56 years. They are the parents of three children and grandparents of seven and great parents of two. He is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College. “What an exciting challenge to have served as pastor of this church for almost twelve years now. We invite you join us in knowing Him (Jesus) and making Him known.”


Bro. Michael Lee

Stuent Pastor/Choir Director

Student Pastor Michael LeeMichael came to Mt. Vernon in April 2014. He, his wife Anna, and three children are excited to be a part of our family.  He is currently attending Southeastern College working on his BA in Biblical Studies with a Minor in Student Ministry.  “I have been working with students for almost 20 years now. My desire is to see them become passionate followers of Jesus, living out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.  My prayer is that they will be so radically changed by the Gospel, that their heartbeat is to share this message with all they come in contact with.”


Mrs. Linda Parnell

Church Secretary

Mrs. Linda has been attending and serving Mt. Vernon for 40 years.  “God has given all of us a gift to serve Him.  It is up to us if we choose to use that gift.”