covid-19 updates

 Sunday, June 14 - Worship services at both hours
Sunday, August 9 - Resume Sunday School at church for both hours
Monday, July 13 - Church offices open with social distancing
Wednesday, September 9 - Resume Wednesday night activities

On June 24, 2020 Gov. Roy Cooper extended the safer at home phase 2 executive order. He also mandated the use of face masks when in public. In response to the sudden rise in Covid 19 cases in Catawba County the leadership of MVBC will pause reopening Sunday School. Our new Sunday School restart date is Sunday August 9, 2020. Wednesday night Bible Studies will resume September 19, 2020.

The Question about masks...

Lets talk about COVID-19 and masks. Do we need them? Should I wear one?
At MVBC we believe that everything we do should filter through Jesus’ teaching to love others. We have a responsibility to love those people around us. There are people in our congregation that are more susceptible to Covid-19 than others. In order to love those people, our staff, ushers, and children’s ministry volunteers will wear masks to protect those more susceptible individuals from any germs we may unknowingly be carrying. In other words, we wear masks out of a concern for other people. While masks are not required on campus, we do ask you to wear one if you choose to sing in worship. Thank you so much for your understanding during this season of life. We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

We are pleased to announce the deacon council has voted to reopen Mountain View Baptist Church.
The church will open for worship on Sunday morning June 14, 2020. We will have worship at 9:00am and 10:30am.
We ask that you attend one hour only.

All nursery, children’s ministry, and student ministry activities will be held during both worship hours.
We ask that you continue participating in your online Sunday school and Bible study classes.
There will be more information to follow in the coming days.

5 Questions for serving while social distancing

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, the church office will be open by appointment only. Please call Cathy Keener at 828-294-2534 to schedule your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Are we having church?

The church will open for worship on Sunday morning, June 14, 2020. We will have worship at 9:00am and 10:30am. All sermon videos and live streams can be accessed through the new church app, church website, or through the church Facebook page. Our weekly worship and sermon videos will be available on Sundays.

Small groups: 
All Sunday School and Bible study leaders have access to Lifeway’s curriculum. This curriculum allows your Bible study leaders to access the most current material Lifeway has to offer. With this material and free online programs like Facebook live, skype, and zoom, live online Bible studies with your current groups are only a click away. Your small group leaders will be in touch with your scheduled meeting times. If your group is unable to meet, please contact Cory Smith for help connecting temporarily with another online group.

Who do I call if I have a need?

You continue to contact the church office. (828-294-2534).
Ministers will have access to voicemail and will do their best to respond to needs as they arise.

Dr. John Compton, Senior Pastor - ext. 202
Cory Smith, Associate Minister - ext. 203
Ron Skinner, Music Minister - ext. 207
Nathan Riley, Student Minister - ext. 210
Stanley Mearse, Children's Minister - ext. 204
Lauren Westmoreland, Preschool Director - ext. 212

What do I do about giving?

Giving tithes and offerings are an important part of worship. Thank you for faithfully giving which enables ministry at Mountain View Baptist Church to continue.  Tithes and offerings to the Lord  can be made in the following ways: the MVBCHickory church app, on our website, by texting 828-414-2515, by mail, or over the phone. For information about or help with giving to MVBC please call Bonita Moser at 828-330-0432 or email her at

What if I need counseling about a situation I am going through?

Contact the church office, we will make every effort to be face-to-face to pray and give counsel.

How can I make prayer requests?

Contact the church office or complete the below prayer card. We will continue to pray for you and for someone you care about.

Will we visit those in the hospital?

Yes, we will continue to make hospital visits as long as hospital administration allows.