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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
97 Total References
Web References
Drug Addiction Ministry
www.mudcreekchurch.org, 18 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. Greg Mathis, Senior Pastor, Mud Creek Baptist Church
Welch travels N.C. highways to spark evangelistic flame - (BP)
www.baptistpress.com, 26 April 2006 [cached]
Mud Creek Baptist Church whose pastor, Greg Mathis, is a member of the SBC Executive Committee, was his dinner host.
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Before the service, Mathis invited Hollifield and Welch to his office for prayer.
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"Bobby, talk to my son," Mathis gestured to the telephone on his desk at one point.
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During a visit to Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C., SBC President Bobby Welch takes a moment in pastor Greg Mathis' office before preaching to speak with Mathis' son, Jared, a student at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest.Photo by Joni B. Hannigan/Florida Baptist Witness
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.
Pastor Biography
www.mudcreekchurch.org, 16 June 2013 [cached]
Dr. Greg T. Mathis - Biography
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Gregory Thomas Mathis was born on December 19, 1954 in North Wilkesboro, NC to proud parents Kaye Brown Mathis and Rev. Buddy Mathis.
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Greg and his three sisters grew up in a Christian home with close ties to both sides of his family. Our Pastor's early footsteps with God began when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the tender age of nine. In his formative years, Greg was blessed to have a strong Christian heritage and a family with many ministers.
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Pastor Mathis began to feel the call to preach in his senior year of high school. He surrendered to this call and entered Gardner-Webb College in 1974. During his years at Gardner-Webb, Pastor Mathis would travel to Doe Run Baptist Church in Ararat, VA, where he served as Interim Pastor. Here, Pastor Mathis met his lovely wife, Deborah Hiatt.
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Greg and Deborah Mathis were married on January 2, 1977.
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While at seminary, Greg served as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Dugspur, VA. During this time, Greg and Deborah started their family with the birth of their first child, Alison Leigh, in 1979.
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Greg and Deborah have four grandchildren - Gavin Gosnell, Pressley Gosnell, Keyton Mathis, and Roman Mathis.
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Pastor Greg Mathis has been recognized both locally and nationally for his excellent service in ministry. Pastor Mathis has served as Professor of Evangelism at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute for 30 years. In 1997, Pastor Mathis was the recipient of the J.D. Canipe Teaching Award at Fruitland. Pastor Greg Mathis is known for his leadership in our state convention. Pastor Mathis served two terms as President of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. In addition, he served as President of the North Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. In our state convention, Pastor Mathis has also served on the General Board, the Executive Committee, and the Budget Committee. Our Pastor has received numerous awards noting his exceptional abilities. Pastor Mathis was awarded the L.B. and Mabel Reavis Scholar Award by Campbell University in 1998. He was also honored in August 2000 by Governor James B. Hunt, who presented Pastor Mathis with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his service to the state of North Carolina. In 2001, Pastor Greg Mathis received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Gardner-Webb University. Pastor Mathis was honored by Congressman Charles Taylor in 2003 with a Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.
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Pastor Mathis continues to influence many within our state and our nation. He has served on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee and the Resolutions Committee. Pastor Mathis continues to preach in many churches across the nation, and was named by the Biblical Recorder as one of the most influential people in Baptist life. Pastor Mathis continues to bless our church with strong leadership, character, and integrity.
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Pastor Mathis continues to share God's vision for our church family, and our congregation continues to grasp this vision to help bring it into reality.
Pastor Biography
www.mudcreekchurch.org, 6 April 2007 [cached]
Gregory Thomas Mathis was born on December 19, 1954 in North Wilkesboro, NC to the proud parents of Kaye Brown Mathis and Rev. Buddy Mathis.
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Greg and his three sisters grew up in a Christian home with close ties to both sides of his family. Greg keeps those close ties by communicating with family members on a daily basis, who continue to support and encourage him. Our Pastor's early footsteps with God began when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the tender age of nine. In his formative years, Greg was blessed to have a strong Christian heritage and a family with many ministers.
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"Pop" Brown's influence was so great that Greg uses him as a model for his own grand parenting skills!
Pastor Mathis began to feel the call to preach in his senior year of high school. He surrendered to this call and entered Gardner-Webb College in 1974. During his years at Gardner-Webb, Pastor Mathis would travel to Doe Run Baptist Church in Ararat, VA, where he served as Interim Pastor. Here, Pastor Mathis met his lovely wife, Deborah Hiatt, whose mother decided to play matchmaker.
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Greg and Deborah Mathis were married on January 2, 1977.
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While at seminary, Greg served as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Dugspur, VA. During this time, Greg and Deborah started their family with the birth of their first child, Alison Leigh, in 1979.
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Alison is now the wife of Dustin Gosnell, and both are the parents of Greg and Deborah's grandson, Gavin Gregory Gosnell.
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Pastor Greg Mathis has been recognized both locally and nationally for his excellent service in ministry. Pastor Mathis has served as Professor of Evangelism at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute for 24 years. In 1997, Pastor Mathis was the recipient of the J.D. Canipe Teaching Award at Fruitland. Pastor Greg Mathis is known for his leadership in our state convention. Pastor Mathis served two terms as President of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. In addition, he served as President of the North Carolina Baptist Pastors Conference. In our state convention, Pastor Mathis has also served on the General Board, the Executive Committee, and the Budget Committee. Our Pastor has received numerous awards noting his exceptional abilities. Pastor Mathis was awarded the L.B. and Mabel Reavis Scholar Award by Campbell University in 1998. He was also honored in August 2000 by Governor James B. Hunt, who presented Pastor Mathis with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his service to the state of North Carolina. In 2001, Pastor Greg Mathis received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Gardner-Webb University. Pastor Mathis was honored by Congressman Charles Taylor in 2003 with a Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.
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Pastor Mathis continues to influence many within our state and our nation. He has served on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee and the Resolutions Committee. Pastor Mathis continues to preach in many churches across the nation, and was named by the Biblical Recorder as one of the most influential people in Baptist life. Pastor Mathis continues to bless our church with strong leadership, character, and integrity.
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Pastor Mathis continues to share God's vision for our church family, and our congregation continues to grasp this vision to help bring it into reality.
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