Accomplishing All things through Christ
Celebrating 125 years!
Pastor Vince Hefner- Lead Pastor
Pastor Jhoan Alfaro - Pastor of Youth and Outreach
Jhoan Sebastian Alfaro is a man with a passion for the glory of God. Jhoan was raised in Cherryville after emigrating with his missionary parents from Bogota, Colombia. Jhoan has helped lead and serve his home youth group at Iglesia Cristiana for over ten years. By God’s choosing, he is a product of our hometown traditions and programs. As a teenager, Jhoan participated in many extracurricular activities such as Marching Band Drum Major, JV baseball, and community clubs. Upon graduation, he was a recipient of multiple scholarships from this very community.
According to the goodness of our Father, Jhoan graduated from a private Christian college where he served as a residence assistant, school chaplain, and youth-camp counselor. After three and a half years of studying, Jhoan earned a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries from Pensacola Christian College with a minor in Biblical Languages. He is currently completing a Masters of Divinity that has a concentration in counseling from Louisville, Kentucky’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jhoan is soon to embark on a master of arts from his alma mater as well.
Jhoan has no children, but he does have a dog named Buddy that he loves very much. Jhoan states, “I am young enough to know I do not know it all and experienced enough to know this is a calling like no other.” Jhoan’s life verse is Jeremiah 33:3 and it has never ceased to prove the mercies of our Lord and Savior.
First Baptist Cherryville
Pastor Andrew Bowen- Pastor of Worship and Discipleship
Pastor Andrew loves coffee....I mean LOVES coffee... like a lot. Andrew also loves his wife Lindsay and his golden doodle named Ruby. Andrew dislikes long lines and vanity plates. Andrew feels weird about writing about himself in the third person!
Hometown: Statesboro, GA
Graduated: Wittenberg University with B.A. in Music
Moved to Cherryville in 2018
Colossians 3:16 (CSB) Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Jennifer Wall - Organist/ Accompanist:
Jennifer has served as accompanist at FBC Cherryville for 20 years! She and her husband Jason reside in Rutherford County.