Welcome to West Hendersonville Baptist Church. Our mission is to reach to the Hendersonville area for Christ through Biblical preaching and teaching while providing ministry and service to the community.
Rev. Jerry and Wife Norma Mullinax, Pastor
Jerry and Norma were married in 1978. They have three married daughters and eight grandchildren. Jerry earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina in 1990 and his master's degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1996.
The Mullinax's have served the Lord for over forty years. Jerry began as music minister at Calvary Baptist in Hendersonville, North Carolina in the late seventies. From there, Jerry served as assistant pastor at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Greer, South Carolina for ten years. EBC ordained and licensed him for the ministry. Then, he assisted Dr Roy Rector at Boiling Springs Baptist in Fletcher, North Carolina for ten years. Afterwards, Jerry was called back to Calvary Baptist as youth minister for a few years. In 2009, Little River Baptist in Penrose, NC called Jerry as it's music minister. Norma and he ministered there for seven years. Then in 2016, Shaws Creek Baptist in Hendersonville called Jerry as its pastor. And now, Jerry serves as senior pastor of West Hendersonville Baptist Church in Hendersonville.
Jerry has written and published nearly forty books. You can find those at Amazon or readJERRY.com.
Mark and Wife Laura Thomas, Music Director
Mark and Laura have been married since 2015 and have 6 children between them and3 grandchildren. Mark has a Bachelors degree from UNC-Asheville in Business Administration. He currently works at Adventhealth Hendersonville and has been there since 2005.
Mark began singing in choirs at the age of twelve and has been involved in choirs most of his life and has served in various capacities. Mark and Laura share a passion for singing and enjoy praising the Lord together.
Debbie Shehan, Secretary
Joined the WHBC staff in 2008
Debbie has two children, a boy and girl, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She is originally from Dyer, Tennessee, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but has called Hendersonville home since 1987, when she transferred with the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group from the Daily News in Middlesboro, Kentucky to the Times-News, from which she retired as Retail & National Advertising Manager, in 2007. She enjoys interior decorating, gardening, reading, and attending Balfour Baptist Church, where she has been a member for more than thirty years.
Margaret Huggins-Cagle, Pianist
Came to WHBC as pianist in 1972 & 2018
Margaret is a lifelong native of Henderson County. She married her best friend, Robert (Bobby) on June 8, 1979 at WHBC. She retired after 25 years of service to the State of North Carolina, Dept. of Public Safety on February 1, 2020 and is currently employed at Main Street Baptist Church as Administrative Assistant. She is an avid cat lover, loves to read, play board games and watch movies with her husband, and of course….. play the piano. Margaret’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV): Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.