Steven Blanton has served in pastoral ministry since 2005. He began his current position as Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in January 2015. A native of Kings Mountain, NC, Pastor Steven is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from The College at Southeastern. He and his wife Christen have been married since 2005 and have two sons; Eli and Emory.
Minister of Students
Trey Matthews joined the staff at Ebenezer as the Minister of Students in September 2016. Prior to that, he had been faithfully serving in other leadership roles within the church. A native to Henderson County, Trey is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College where he earned an Associates degree in Christian Ministry in 2017. Trey and his wife Cassie have two daughters; Teegan and Indiana.
Minister of Music
Jacob Suttles has been leading congregations in worship since 2014. He became the Minister of Music at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the spring of 2017. He studied business and sports management at Montreat College and is now continuing his education at North Greenville University through Music Ministry and leadership courses. The Hendersonville native married his wife Keris in 2011 and they have a son named Jamey and a daughter named Cameron.
Minister of Children
Jesse Peters has been serving at Ebenezer since 2016 in the areas of teaching, preaching, deacon, and music ministry. He became the Revitalization and Replant Director at Ebenezer through a partnership with NAMB in 2019 and continues to lead and disciple those plowmen interns. In 2022, he transitioned to the full-time Minister of Children. He earned an Associate of Religious/Church Ministries degree at Fruitland Baptist Bible College and is pursuing a Bachelor in Biblical Studies at Midwestern Theological Seminary. The Hendersonville native married his wife Devon in 2011 and they have a daughter named Charlie, and three sons; Liam, Luke, and Cole.
Minister of Families and Education
Toby has been serving on staff at Ebenezer since April 2022 as the Minister of Families and Education. He holds an Associates degree of Applied Science in tool, die, and mold-making. He is currently pursuing an Associates degree in Christian Ministries at Fruitland Baptist Bible College. He married his high school sweetheart, Amelia, in 2002. Toby and Amelia spent 15 years in Wilmington, NC before God led them back to the mountains in 2017. They have two daughters; Morgan and Julianna.
Tori King is a native to Henderson County and has been a long-time member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She joined the staff as an Administrative Assistant in March 2019. Tori, a former educator earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Western Carolina University in 2010. She married her husband Brandon in 2013 and they have a son named Boone and a daughter named Eva.