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Dr. Greg T. Mathis

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Senior Pastor

Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville , North Carolina 28739
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Gardner-Webb College
  • honorary Doctor of Divinity degree
    Gardner Webb University
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Drug Addiction Ministry
www.mudcreekchurch.org, 18 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. Greg Mathis, Senior Pastor, Mud Creek Baptist Church
The Rev. James E. Roberts, left, ...
www.goupstate.com, 9 Oct 2014 [cached]
The Rev. James E. Roberts, left, Dr. Greg Mathis and the Rev. Matthew Tollison Sr. talk at Mud Creek Baptist Church recently.
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"We should have done this a long time ago," said Dr. Greg T. Mathis, pastor at Mud Creek Baptist.
The service will include a short video, a message from Mathis and the dedication of a framed letter of apology to the current pastor and congregation of Mud Creek Missionary Baptist.
"I'm going to be preaching a pretty stern message from the Bible," Mathis said. "Racism is an awful sin."
The sermon will be part of Mathis' current sermon series "What a Christian Should Look Like."
"You only have to look at a situation like Ferguson (Mo.) to know that there's still a lot of conflict in this country," Mathis added. "We've come a long way but still have a way to go."
The Rev. Matthew Tollison Sr., pastor of Mud Creek Missionary Baptist, said that he was "caught off guard" when he was approached about the special service and formal apology.
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Tollison and Mathis said they have been friendly for years; Mathis has preached at Mud Creek Missionary occasionally over the years.
"I am grateful that our congregations have accomplished much through the years for the Kingdom of God," Mathis read from the formal letter. "However, I am ashamed of some of the past history between our churches, and I know that Christ was not pleased."
Tollison and Mathis said that the framed letters would be hung in prominent areas in each of the churches.
In the 35 years that he has been pastor at Mud Creek Baptist, Mathis had heard stories of the history between the two churches, but it wasn't until a search back into church minutes dating from just after the Civil War that details were revealed to him.
"I wanted to know why Mud Creek split into two churches," Mathis said.
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"What really broke my heart is that if they came to worship, they had to sit in the two back pews if no whites were sitting there," Mathis said.
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"I am impressed by their spirit," Mathis said. "They're not angry or bitter, and don't appear to be scarred or hurt."
Asked what the two pastors had to say to the Mud Creek church family regarding racism and whether they think the nation has made strides against racism, Mathis noted that there is no mention in the Bible of different races - nations and tribes are mentioned, but there is only talk of a "human race."
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The Rev. James E. Roberts, left, Dr. Greg Mathis and the Rev. Matthew Tollison Sr. talk at Mud Creek Baptist Church recently. The Rev. James E. Roberts, left, Dr. Greg Mathis and the Rev. Matthew Tollison Sr. talk at Mud Creek Baptist Church recently. GoUpstate.comOctober 9, 2014 3:58 PM

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - A Henderson County, N.C., church is apologizing for actions motivated by racism that caused its congregation to split in two in 1867.

Mud Creek Baptist Church will host a special service on Sunday that will seek reconciliation with Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church for wrongs done in the past by its members.

"We should have done this a long time ago," said Dr. Greg T. Mathis, pastor at Mud Creek Baptist.

The service will include a short video, a message from Mathis and the dedication of a framed letter of apology to the current pastor and congregation of Mud Creek Missionary Baptist.

"I'm going to be preaching a pretty stern message from the Bible," Mathis said. "Racism is an awful sin."

The sermon will be part of Mathis' current sermon series "What a Christian Should Look Like."

"You only have to look at a situation like Ferguson (Mo.) to know that there's still a lot of conflict in this country," Mathis added. "We've come a long way but still have a way to go."

The Rev. Matthew Tollison Sr., pastor of Mud Creek Missionary Baptist, said that he was "caught off guard" when he was approached about the special service and formal apology.

"It's a great gesture," Tollison said.

In its letter, Mud Creek Baptist offers an apology for the church's post-Civil War policy for treatment of African-American members, and it seeks, with humility and contrition, reconciliation with Tollison and his congregation.

"I'm satisfied, and hopefully everyone else will think the way I think," said Tollison, who has pastored the Mud Creek Missionary congregation for 19 years.

Tollison and Mathis said they have been friendly for years; Mathis has preached at Mud Creek Missionary occasionally over the years.

"I am grateful that our congregations have accomplished much through the years for the Kingdom of God," Mathis read from the formal letter. "However, I am ashamed of some of the past history between our churches, and I know that Christ was not pleased."

Tollison and Mathis said that the framed letters would be hung in prominent areas in each of the churches.

In the 35 years that he has been pastor at Mud Creek Baptist, Mathis had heard stories of the history between the two churches, but it wasn't until a search back into church minutes dating from just after the Civil War that details were revealed to him.

"I wanted to know why Mud Creek split into two churches," Mathis said. "I highly suspect that in the South this happened all over."

On April 27, 1867, the sixth order of business deemed that Mud Creek's African-American members "be allowed" the two back pews on the men's side when the house was not full.

In the same order of business, it was agreed that one of the white preachers would lead a service for the black members at 3 p.m. on the fourth Sabbath of every month.

"What really broke my heart is that if they came to worship, they had to sit in the two back pews if no whites were sitting there," Mathis said.

A month after the 1867 decision, black members split from the church to organize Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church, now located on Roper Road in East Flat Rock.

For many years, the congregation had no permanent meeting site and would worship outdoors and in various locations until enough was saved to buy land and build a simple sanctuary.

The congregation moved the church to its current location in 1933.

Tollison says that two antique pews remain against the back wall in the church on Roper Road - simple benches made from planks of wood.

Other pews date from the 1960s - pews that Mud Creek Baptist donated to the Missionary Baptist church when the larger church built a new sanctuary in 1995.

The 15-minute video to be screened at the Oct. 12 service features Mathis interviewing Tollison and the Rev. James E. Roberts, pastor of Fairmont Missionary Baptist Church in Asheville, N.C.

"I am impressed by their spirit," Mathis said. "They're not angry or bitter, and don't appear to be scarred or hurt."

Asked what the two pastors had to say to the Mud Creek church family regarding racism and whether they think the nation has made strides against racism, Mathis noted that there is no mention in the Bible of different races - nations and tribes are mentioned, but there is only talk of a "human race."

Worship services are at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. at Mud Creek Baptist.

Horton named Board's nominee for Fruitland president | ncbaptist.org
www.ncbaptist.org [cached]
Greg Mathis, Interim Fruitland President, shared of his relationship with David Horton, a relationship that spans more than 30 years.
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It was while Greg served as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Hillsville, Va., that a young teenage member of the church expressed his sense of calling into the ministry.
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Mathis told the Board, "Through the years, I have watched David mature and develop into a gifted preacher, a great pastor, and a very eloquent statesmen and leader in our North Carolina Baptist State Convention ...
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Greg Mathis then provided a written statement from Kenneth Ridings, immediate past president of Fruitland, who asked that the statement be shared with the Fruitland Board, "I have great respect for David Horton as a minister of the Gospel and a fellow North Carolina Baptist.
Worship2
www.bereachurch.net, 24 Jan 2010 [cached]
Winter Bible Conference at Bear Swamp Baptist Church January 24-26, 2010: Dr. Greg Mathis, pastor of Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville, NC, will be the preacher fo the annual Bible conference hosted by Pembroke area churches. Dr. Mathis is an outstanding Bible expositor.
Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Announces Interim President | ncbaptist.org
www.ncbaptist.org [cached]
HENDERSONVILLE (BSCNC Communications) - Milton A. Hollifield, Jr., Executive Director-Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) announced today the appointment of Dr. Greg Mathis as Interim President of the Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute (FBBI).
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Mathis will direct the day-to-day operations of the school and maintain its course of theological instruction and ministerial preparation until a new President is named.
"The appointment of Greg Mathis at this strategic time in the life of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute is beneficial to the school's future," stated Hollifield.
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Mathis has served as Professor of Evangelism at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute for 24 years and was awarded the J.C. Canipe Teaching Award at Fruitland in 1997. He served two terms as President of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and as President of the North Carolina Baptist Pastor's Conference. In his continued service to North Carolina Baptists, he has served on the BSCNC Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Budget Committee. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and the SBC Resolutions Committee. He was named by the Biblical Recorder as one of the most influential people in Baptist life.
Mathis was awarded the L.B. and Mabel Reavis Scholar Award by Campbell University.
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Mathis is a graduate of Gardner-Webb College and the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since 1980, he has served as the Senior Pastor of the Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville N.C. He received the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Gardner Webb University in 2001. Mathis is married to Deborah and they have three children - Alison Leigh Gosnell, Jared Thomas Mathis and Bret Thomas Mathis.
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