Dr. John Compton

SENIOR PASTOR

828-294-2534 ext 202
John grew up as a missionary kid in Brazil for eighteen years. He is married to Teresa. She has been a school teacher, children’s and women’s ministry coordinator. She and John are both avid University of Tennessee fans. They have two daughters. Sarah is married to Matt Hinson and they live in Winston-Salem with their children, Addison and Grant. Rachel is married to Kevin Boger and they live in Newport News, VA with their children Charlie and Nash.

John’s call to ministry came when he was a teen. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts, he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, with a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. He has served as pastor of churches in Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi. Mission trips each year are on the “must do” list.

When John is not ministering at church, he can be found hunting, running, sporting clays or at the gym. When playing golf, he hopes Teresa won’t beat him, again. Go, Vols!