Pastor Terry Golden is a native of West Virginia and graduated from Greenbrier West High School in Charmco, WV in 1973. He attended the Nashville Auto-Diesel College in TN, Beckley College in WV, Moody Bible College in Chicago IL, Liberty Baptist Bible College in Lynchburg, VA, and graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries. He earned the highest GPA in his major and was the recipient of the American Bible Society's Award in Greek and Biblical Studies. Prior to his pastoral career he had a diverse history of employment that included cabinetry, construction, ship fitting, the coal industry, mine rescue team, and social work in addition to numerous volunteer and community service positions. His extensive pastoral experience since 1984 includes Springdale Baptist Church in Springdale WV, Orient Hill Baptist Church in Orient Hill WV, Benson Grove Baptist in Benson NC, Bear Creek Baptist Church in Hubert NC, Piney Grove Baptist Church in Swansboro, NC, and Grant's Creek Baptist Church in Maysville, NC. He returned as pastor of Bear Creek Baptist Church in Hubert, NC in November 2015. He has been married to his wife, Vickie Lee Golden, for over 40 years. He is the proud father of two daughters, Ashley and Kelsey, and has two grandchildren, Peyton and Reagan.