Senior Pastor
Gary Mason with wife Joanna
Gary Mason became the Senior Pastor of Balfour Baptist Church after a 30-year career in law enforcement and retiring as Asheboro Chief of Police. Pastor Gary started at Balfour as interim pastor for 16 months, and then the church felt the spirit leading them to call him as Senior Pastor. After much prayer, Pastor Gary agreed to become the Senior Pastor.  Gary is married to Joanna and has 2 children and 1 grandchild.

(Click here to read more about his call in a article in the Courier-Tribune.)

Donna Applewhite Purkerson
Music Leader and English as a Second Language Teacher
Donna Applewhite Purkerson
Leads the choir, all music ministries and ESL classes.
Mark Wilburn
Pastor of Families and Children with his wife Wanda.
Leads in children’s and family ministry. If your family or children have a need in your life, Mark is the person to see.
Discipleship, friendship, resources for spiritual growth, and connecting with the children’s ministries of Balfour Church. 
Emily Castelloe
Summer Intern
Graduate of SWRHS. Emily is a rising Junior at Gardner=Webb University and is majoring in youth discipleship. She will be assisting with the children and youth programs this summer.
Harold Ayers
Digital Media
Leads in our online church message. This covers facebook,  vimeo,,
you tube and live streaming of services. If you have any questions or issues email me

Kim Scruggs

Nursery Director
Leads our nursery ministry and is always there on Sunday mornings
Patricia Spencer
Administrative Assistant
Leads in administrative tasks of the church and is always willing to help. You can email her with any questions or call the church.
Sally Barnes
Sally Barnes with
her husband Roy
Frances Spivey
Frances Spivey