Pastor Yount became our pastor in July 1993. He is a native of Catawba County and was born and raised in nearby Hickory. He gave his life to Christ at the age of eight at Temple Baptist Church. He was licensed to the gospel ministry by Temple and ordained by Central Baptist Church where he served on staff.

For the first twelve years of his ministry he served churches in Virginia and North Carolina while completing his education. He is married to Tanya Roberts Yount. They have two children and five grandchildren. The desire of Pastor and Mrs. Yount is to know Christ and make Him known.

Dr. Yount is a man of conviction and compassion. His genuine love for the Lord and his concern for people are the hallmarks of his ministry. His messages are timely and convicting, with practical applications designed to assist and encourage the believer in daily life. He is a man who stands lovingly but uncompromisingly upon the inerrant Word of God.