On the west side of the beautiful mountain city of Asheville, NC is a local body of believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at Starnes Cove Baptist Church. We are founded for the purpose of serving the kingdom of God in our community according to the teachings of the scriptures. We seek to provide a warm and caring fellowship in what can be a cold and cruel world. It has been said that we have a very encouraging congregation.

     The Mission of Starnes Cove Baptist Church is to worship God, to bring people to Christ and into a loving fellowship of believers, and to disciple them for service and ministry to others.

Our mission is to carry on the work of Jesus who said:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are downtrodden,
[19] To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”
- Luke 4:18-19

We are a mid-size congregation, large enough to provide ministry for all age-groups, but small enough to know one another and be known. We are members of the Southern Baptist Convention, NC Baptist Convention, and the Buncombe Baptist Association.

Exit 44 off I-40 West; Turn Left onto Smokey Park Highway; Go to first light and turn left onto Old Haywood Road; Go past Cracker Barrel about ½ mile to Starnes Cove Road and turn left. The church is about ½ mile on the right. (For a map, click on the Directions tab at the top of the page.)

149 Starnes Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28806


* 9:45 am
Sunday School

* 10:50 am
Worship Service

5:00 pm
Youth Activities… Much music and Bible Study

* 6:30 pm
Evening Worship


6-6:30 pm
Church Family Suppers (on a donation basis)

* 6:30 pm-8 pm
TeamKids & YouthJam

* 7:15-8 pm
Prayer Meeting

8:00 pm Adult Choir Practice

* Nursery (Infants through 3 years old) is provided during these times.

Special Announcements

March Weekly Prayer Theme


March 6
Jesus prayed alone
Matthew 14:23
Mark 6:463

March 13
Pray with submission
Matthew 6:10; 26:39

March 20
Pray giving thanks
Luke 10:21; John 11:41 - 42

March 27
Adoration - Daniel 4:34 - 35
Confession 1 John 1:9
Supplication - I Timothy 2:1 - 3
Intercession - James 5:15

You are Invited to Attend the Ordination Service of William Lawrence Moore March 12th
Reception to Follow

William Moore has served our church faithfully now since February 2009…8 years as our Youth Director… and since October 2016 as our Associate Pastor.  He is blessed by a willing partner, his wife Sheila, as he pursues his life’s calling.

His new role with us indicates not only our confirmation of his calling to preach but also his giftedness as to be a full minister unto the church.   Ordination is our church’s formal action of setting him apart, “by the laying on of hands” to the Gospel Ministry.

Ordaining to the ministry is a great blessing to a church as well as a major responsibility.  I heartily encourage all our members to attend as a conscientious sign of our own earnestness of supporting him and of your church’s action.
Pastor Charlie Sams




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