Reverend Joe Sturgill
Pastor Joe was saved in 1984 and called to preach in 1990. Pastor Joe grew up in the neighboring Caldwell County. Pastor Joe served in the United States Air Force. He graduated from the Liberty Home Bible institute and received his Master’s Degree in Theology from Emmanuel Baptist University. He married his wonderful wife Tina in 1983. He and his wife have three children and two grandchildren.
Pastor Joe leads a county wide ministry for senior adults called SAM (Senior Adult Ministry). The goal of this ministry is to bless our seniors in the county with a day out and meal and hopefully they will bring someone with them that doesn’t know Christ or may not go to a regular church service but will come to our event. There is always a Gospel message.
When he is not pastoring, Pastor Joe enjoys classic cars and spending time with his family.
Mrs. Sturgill was raised in a godly, Christian home here in Wilkes County NC and attended Cricket Baptist Church where her dad, Ira Church was a deacon for many years and her mother Aretta, taught Sunday School faithfully. She and Pastor Joe were married on September 10th 1983. She enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren and serving in the church. She has spent over 20 years teaching at Harvest Time Christian Academy.
Pastor Joe’s son Jordan is a very special blessing to the church. He was licensed to preach on September 22nd 2019. He has preached in youth meetings and is a great assistant to Pastor Joe.