Darrell Hobbs - Senior Pastor
Having lived from early childhood through high school in Colorado, Darrell developed a love for all things outdoors. Later, after graduating from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas, and marrying his wife Pam in 1982, he worked in industrial and commercial construction in various places. In 1999 they sold a successful steel company in Denver CO and sought The Lord’s will and direction.
In 2001, God clearly called Darrell into full-time vocational ministry. He attended Southwest Baptist University, graduating with a B.A. Christian Ministry - Pastoral Ministry Emphasis. Serving as a Pastor and as an Associate Pastor for nearly 8 years, Darrell, Pam and their youngest son Joshua, felt led to serve as missionaries in East Africa (Uganda and Kenya) and did so for 5 years prior to coming to Greenway Baptist Church.
Darrell and Pam have three adult children, Darci, Jake and Joshua. They enjoy living and serving their church and community in the highlands of the Appalachian Mountains where hiking, friends and local events make life a wonderful, adventurous pleasure.
Max Smith - Director of Youth Ministries
Hello! I am excited about serving the amazing youth at Greenway Baptist Church! God’s youth are the future of the church and feel blessed to lead them as they grow in the Word and in their relationship with Jesus Christ. I desire the youth to be a “Light” focused group, as we strive to put this bible verse into action:
“You are the LIGHT of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14)
I am an official “Boone-a-rang,” having graduated from Appalachian in 1990 and always longing to return to the community that we love. I moved back “home” in 2011, and brought my wife and our four children with us! We are the proud parents of one son and three daughters, ages 11-19. With our busy family, our hands and hearts are definitely full of His blessings!
Thank you for visiting Greenway's web site. Please let me know how I can be His light for you!
Christy Smith - Director of Children Ministries
Hello! My name is Christy Smith, and I have the privilege of serving the children at Greenway Baptist Church. Children have always been an important part of my life, and I love to minister to the "smallest of these" and their families. Guiding children as they grow in their faith - getting to know Jesus as their Friend and Helper through bible study and activities - is a blessing beyond measure. I desire for Greenway to be a place where children feel safe, secure, comfortable, and loved. God's kingdom grows through His children and their lasting relationship with Jesus!
"Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude." (Colossians 2:6-7)
My husband Max and I are living our dream with our four children in beautiful Boone, a place we have called home since 2011. A 1990 graduate of Appalachian, I have served in a variety of church ministries including nursery, preschool, children, youth, music, and food pantry. Please let me know how Greenway can come alongside your family to encourage you!
Justin BeeBe - Director of Music and Worship Arts
Justin Thomas Beebe is the Director of Music and Worship Arts at Greenway Baptist Church. In this position, he coordinates all aspects of the worship ministry, including the GBC Choir, GBC Praise Band, and the GBC Orchestra.
By day, Justin is the Director of Bands at Hickory High School, where he directs all aspects of the band program, including the marching band, symphonic band, concert band, and jazz band. He also teaches courses in Music Theory.
Justin is a native of Boone, NC and a graduate of Western Carolina University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in education.
In addition to his keyboard experience, Justin has been playing the horn for over ten years. He has competed at the International Horn Competition of America and was named a finalist at the Southeast Horn Workshop Collegiate Solo Competition in 2013. That same year he was also a winner of the WCU Concerto competition and performed with the WCU Wind Ensemble as a featured soloist.
Justin has performed with various professional and community ensembles, including the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, the Asheville Lyric Opera, the 2012 Southeast Collegiate Honor Horn Choir, the Tuckaseegee Brass Quintet, the WCU Artist-In-Residence Orchestra, the WCU Wind Ensemble and others.
In addition to his work as an educator, performer, and Worship Director, Justin is an active composer and arranger. He has arranged several works for Greenway, including two full-scale Christmas Cantatas, an Easter Cantata, and several other choral and instrumental works.
Justin is very passionate about using music for the glory of God and is excited to be leading the worship ministry at Greenway! He strives to seek the Lord’s will in all aspects of the worship ministry and hopes that the church's music and arts will minister to the congregation and community.
Dottie Fairchild - Senior Adult Coordinator
Hi, I’m Dottie and I love senior adults! We have great times of fellowship, fun activities and wonderful outings. Since being widowed in 2015, I have ministered to seniors in three nursing homes, three to four times a week. We try to stay aware of our senior’s needs by visiting them or calling to check in on them. It is such a great opportunity to serve real needs.
As senior adults, we have gained a wealth of knowledge, experience, even heartaches. It’s our joy to use these life’s lessons to encourage each other in the Lord and to always remain relevant in the lives of the church and in our community. Feel free to contact me through the church office, 828.264.7750. I’d love to hear from you.
Please come and join us!
Jackie Lawrence - Office Manager
Hello. I try to keep things running smoothly at Greenway including staff payroll, business reports, the bulletin, church calendar, office supplies, equipment maintenance, and so much more. Whatever you need I am here to serve you. If I don’t know the answer, I will either find out or direct you to someone who does know.
I have worked as Office Manager at Greenway for 27 years.
My heart is for Missions and have had the privilege of going on several mission trips.
Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you again soon.
Allison Hodges - Business Manager - Child Development Center
Hello, my name is Allison Hodges, I am the Business Manager at Greenway's Child Development Center for the past 10 years, taking care of the families and employees daily business needs at the center. I am a native of the Mountains and graduated from both Watauga High School and Appalachian State with a degree in BS degree in Business Management. I am married to John Hodges and we have two children, Katie & her husband Gill and Daniel & his wife Stacee.
I grew up as a member of Greenway since 1969 and joined the Staff of the CDC after working 25 Years in our family business.
The has Lord has Blessed the Center with 30 dedicated employees and 106 Children, making our Church Daycare one of the largest on Watauga county. The children learn and development physically, mentally and spiritually in a Christian environment.
I am Blessed to be a part of a Church that reaches out to the community in so many areas of ministry!!
Jan Martin - Interim Food Pantry Director
Hi, my name is Jan Martin and love serving Jesus in the Food Pantry. I have been a believer for almost 60 years and in every season of my life He has had a job for me. And I love it! I’ve been a member of Greenway for 13 years, looking forward to many more!
Noah Smith - Director, PeeWee Basketball
My name is Noah Smith and I am honored to be your director of Peewee Basketball here at Greenway. Having been involved with the program for several years, I have fallen in love with being able to minister to the kids and families in Boone through basketball. Basketball has been a major part of my life, and being able to pair my love for basketball with my love for Christ is such a blessing.
I am a current student at Appalachian State and a Watauga High graduate. When I'm not serving at Greenway, you can find me outside here in our beautiful High Country, at a Charlotte Hornets or Carolina Panthers game, or at a concert with friends. I enjoy everything from working on trucks to relaxing at coffee shops. Let me know how I can serve you best!