Fletcher Memorial
Baptist Church
201 South St.
PO Box 65
Jefferson, NC  28640


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Jefferson, NC

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Located in the beautiful mountains of Northwestern North Carolina in the heart of the "HighCountry", Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church invites you to become a vital part of our mission for Jesus Christ. We are a Bible-centered congregation determined to be a living example of Christ's love in our local community.

Through the Cooperative Program, NAMB, and IMB of the Southern Baptist Convention, we participate in missions worldwide, seeking to share Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to anyone who will open their hearts and lives to Him. Through the Ashe Baptist Association and the N C Baptist Convention, we, at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church, seek to leave no stone unturned locally and statewide as we share the Gospel through our witness and our ongoing contributions to missions beginning in the local community.

There is a place for you at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church. In our church family, you will find the opportunity to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in many and varied ways as God leads you to do.

Come join us at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church as we seek God's will daily in reaching the "lost". There is definitely a place for you, no matter what your age, in our "community of faith". Located at 201 South Street and Business US 221/NC 88 in Jefferson, we eagerly anticipate your presence in our lives as we get to know you. God will surely bless you through the ministries of our church family.

Pastoral Staff


         Rev. Cory Halsey - Pastor

Cory 2018Cory serves as Pastor and Youth Pastor at Fletcher Memorial.  His duties include preaching, teaching, counseling, coordinating youth events as well as daily pastoral duties.  Cory joined the Fletcher staff in 2012.  He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in psychology and a minor in religion.  Cory did his concentration in Christian Counseling at Liberty, graduating Magna Cume Laude.  Cory did his graduate work at Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating with highest honors with his Master’s Degree in 2018.  He is married to Amanda, who works along side him at Fletcher.  She is a pre-school teacher at the Early Learning Center.  They are very active in the community serving on several boards and working directly with non-profits in our area.         

                                        Home 336-982-2848    Cell 336-977-3236                                

Rev. Doug Halsey - Pastor

Doug 2018Doug serves as Pastor at Fletcher Memorial. His duties include preaching, teaching, counseling, and visiting our sick and shut-ins.  He is also active with the youth group, joining them with their volunteering and  other activities.  Doug graduated from Gardner-Webb University with degrees in religion and psychology.  He has been involved in various areas of ministry for 38 years.  He began his ministry at Fletcher Memorial as youth pastor when he was at Gardner-Webb.  He joined the Fletcher Memorial staff in 2015.  He is married to Tonya, who serves with him at Fletcher.  

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Fletcher Staff

Jean BurkettJean Burkett - Ministerial Assistant

Jean serves as our ministerial assistant.  She oversees our benevolent fund and all activities of the main church office and works closely with our pastors and staff to support them in ministry. If you need to schedule a meeting with anyone on our staff just call Jean and she will set that up for you.  Jean can also help you schedule events and keep you up to date on church activities.  Jean has been a member of Fletcher Memorial since 1986 and has worked as our ministerial assistant since 2010.  She is married to Bill and has 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Tonya HalseyTonya Halsey - Music Director

Tonya has worked as our music director since 2012.  She directs the adult choir and  is responsible for the music during our Worship Service including choir specials, special music and congregational singing.  She is also in charge of our youth choir and planning Youth Sundays.  Tonya started an adult drama team and a youth drama team at Fletcher.  Our youth drama team performs skits for Youth Sundays and plays for Christmas.  The adult drama team performs at Christmas and Easter.  Tonya has over three decades experience working as a music director.  She leads blended worship on Sunday morning, with Praise and Worship, Contemporary Christian, and traditional hymns.  Offering a musical style so that everyone can worship during the service.  Tonya is married to Doug, and they enjoy working and serving at Fletcher Memorial.  


Elaine CoxElaine Cox - Music Director & Pianist

Elaine is our music director for special events.  She oversees cantatas for our adult choir.  Elaine has expanded our cantatas to include performances for Christmas, Easter, Independence  Day and Thanksgiving.   Elaine is also our pianist and is responsible for playing our hymns, offertory music and invitation music  during our Worship Services.  She and Tonya work closely together with our adult choir to provide music that shares God’s message and is worshipful.  Elaine is married to Derwin and has been serving at Fletcher since 2012.

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