Senior Pastor

Sulphur Springs Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a senior pastor. SSBC is in the foothills of North Carolina in the town of Hiddenite. Our church is affiliated with the SBC, BSCNC and the Alexander Baptist Association. To learn more about our church, please go to our about us page. Please send resumes and inquiries to


Sulphur Springs is looking to serve with a shepherd who has:

• A clear and deep-seated sense of God’s calling to serve God through Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

• A loving, approachable, passionate, humble, enthusiastic, and encouraging personality.

• A sense of humor with the ability to motivate and build unity.

• Excellent preaching and teaching skills communicating well with all ages.

• The ability and desire to provide oversight and direction to our children and youth ministry by working closely with our Associate Pastor.



Interim Pastor

We have called Rev Harold Joplin to be our interin pastor. Rev Joplin has 30+ years of experience in the ministry from Sunday school teacher, music leader, and pastoring. We are excited for him coming and filling in while we begin our search for our next senior pastor. 

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Associate Pastor of Youth and Children

Pastor James was born in Salisbury, NC.  He was 5 years old when the Lord began to deal with him about salvation. He repented of his sins one Sunday night under the preaching of Jerry Whiteheart and got saved.

He went to Champion Baptist College in Hot Springs, AR and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree In Youth Ministries. After graduation, he married his wife Allison on May 21st, 2011. 

They have two kids, Brody and Jade.  They are excited to have a young growing family that is serving the Lord together. 

He has been in various types of ministries since his 1st year of college in 2007. He has been at Sulphur Springs since 2017 as our Associate Pastor of Youth and Children. Prior to this he was in Idaho for 4 years and in Rowan County for 2.

He is excited for the future of Sulphur Springs and praying that God will use the Youth of our Church to change our community for His glory.


James Safrit

Church Secretary

Kim Davis

Church Treasurer

Eric Walker


Brian Walker - Chiarman

Danny Millsaps - Vice Chariman

Kevin White - Secretary

Eric Walker

Roy Lynn Smith

Josh Davis

James Durmire