Local Missions

at FBC and Henderson County

Email us if you would like to get involved in local missions.

Love's Kitchen

Every Thursday, LOVE'S KITCHEN provides hot meals, clothing, and groceries to anyone in need.    This ministry, which began in 2013, gives our church a way to show the love of Christ by meeting the physical needs of people right here in our community.  But we also focus on people’s spiritual needs as we interact with and pray for those whom the Lord sends each week.  Volunteers are needed to do such tasks as prepare and serve meals, sort and distribute groceries, and greet our guests.  Contact Dave Gerhardt to learn more.


After School Ministry

Click here to learn more about this ministry and how to get involved with crosswalk.

CROSSWALK AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM operates from 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays (during the school year).  There is no fee, and the program is for any and all youth of Henderson County. 

Orphan Ministry

Our focus is to proclaim the message of Christ’s love to orphans and children in foster care, as well as support families who care for them. We offer adoptive family networking and plan to have regular support meetings in the future.  For more information, email Dave Marshall 

Sew Blessed Quilt Ministry

Sew Blessed (formerly Memory Makers) is a quilting ministry here at FBC that has been creating beautiful quilts for about ten years.  All our quilts go to charities/ministries both in the United States and across the world.  We give to orphanages, Samaritan's Purse children's heart program, Head Start, Safe Light and IAM just to name a few.  Our prayer is that each person receiving one of our quilts, will be comforted by the scripture on the label and know that we care and that God loves them. We meet on Tuesdays 12:00-6:00 pm, Thursdays 5:30-9:00 pm and every 3rd Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. 


F.I.S.H. - Prison and Orphan ministry

F.I.S.H. stands for Forgiven I Serve Him!  This ministry seeks to reach out to those who may feel they are abandoned and hopeless, the “least of these” Jesus talks about in Matthew 25.   Regular visits are made to area prisons, and inmates are served such delicious items as funnel cakes and cotton candy, treats they may only eat once a year.  The F.I.S.H. team also goes to children's homes in Broyhill and Black Mountain, where the same kinds of foods are prepared and served, and activities and games organized.  Finally, each year F.I.S.H. ministers to campers and their families at a regional Joni and Friends retreat for those who live with disabilities.

To participate contact Gale Beal.


English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered here at FBC twice a week.  This is a perfect setting for those from other countries to learn English or improve their speaking, reading, and writing skills.   Classes in our ESL Center (located in the annex building at the corner of 5th Ave. and Buncombe St.) have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Qualified volunteer instructors show and share the love of Christ to adult students from around the world!  Childcare is available during classes. Contact Barbara Mang for more information about serving as a volunteer or referring someone as a student.

Women on Mission (W.O.M.)

In addition to monthly small group and organizational meetings which support our missionaries, W.O.M. undertakes a strategic ministry project each month. They meet the first Monday of each month at 9:45 a.m. in Room A-200B. For more information, email Virginia Gheesling

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The purpose of this ministry, Grace Full Yarns, is to provide hand-knitted and crocheted items to give comfort and encouragement to those dealing with loss or health issues, as well as celebrate the birth of a child and other joys in life.  This group meets here at FBC on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 9:30 a.m. in Room A103.  All materials are provided.

Interfaith Assistance Ministry

I.A.M. - A faith-based non-profit organization providing assistance to Henderson County residents since 1984.

We provide emergency relief to Henderson County Residents who are in financial crisis by offering food, clothing, funds, guidance and referrals in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. 

To learn more click here.

Open Arms Pregnancy Center

Open arms is a nonprofit, Christ centered, nondenominational organization designed to meet the needs of women and teens who require pregnancy support in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and its surrounding counties. The center is staffed by volunteers and an executive director who consults with professionals such as doctors, lawyers, psychologists, clergymen and social workers. Clients are also referred to other community agencies as needed.

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"The essence of this ministry is love; the aim is to support and guide; the purpose is to serve God and preserve life."

The Storehouse

The Storehouse is a Christ-centered ministry established for the purpose of providing food and life’s most basic necessities for those in need in Henderson County. In our work here, mercy and grace are our guiding rules. We believe that, “In as much as you have done into the least of these you have done also unto me” (Matthew 25:40).

We gladly receive all those sent across our path, just as they are, with kindness and without judgment. We respect the dignity of all who come to us and strive to show them God’s love. We perceive Jesus in each of his creations by trying always to be mindful to entertain strangers. For by doing so, some people have entertained angels without knowing it (Hebrews 13:2).

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Rescue Mission

The general purpose of the Hendersonville Rescue Mission shall be to minister to needy persons by way of presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them and helping to provide for their spiritual and physical needs. Learn more by clicking here.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes


Unite your two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
We've been on one mission for over 60 years.

Click here for more information.

Blue Ridge Prison Ministry

We are an all volunteer army, multidenominational, obeying the injunction of our Lord to visit those in prison and jail and to care for the stranger, fatherless (Dad’s incarcerated), and the widow.  We are laypersons and clergy from evangelical churches, diverse in some doctrine but united in essential truth that the inmate and his family need Jesus, His hope, and His love. We reach out to prisons and jails with church services, and cell to cell witness, We do Bible and literature distribution to evangelize, disciple and care. 

Our headquarters is strategically located next to the Henderson County Detention Center, a facility that processes over 5,000 souls per year. 

Click here for more information.

Broyhill Children's Home

Broyhill Home is tucked away on 91 lush, hilly acres in Clyde. In 1971. Baptist Children's Homes began a ministry to serve children and families in the western mountains. Watch video.

Broyhill Home is a residential facility for school-age children. Family system and group interventions are used. Child Care workers live with children in the cottage providing daily support, encouragement, care and direction.  

For more information click here.