Cartoogechaye Baptist Church
Franklin, North Carolina

Cartoogechaye Baptist Church | 465 W Old Murphy Rd | Franklin, NC, 28734 | 828.524.6557

Cartoogechaye Baptist Church Staff

Pastor Brian Southard

Brian served as Associate Pastor at Cartoogechaye Baptist in 2014 before becoming Pastor in February, 2015.  Besides being Pastor, Brian organizes many of the recreational and special events.  Brian is a graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary and holds a degree in Biblical Studies.  Brian is married to Summer Letson Southard and they have three boys; Dylan, Parker and Juddson.  Brian is employed with the U.S. Forest Service and enjoys hunting, fishing and family activities in his spare time. 






Gravity Youth Director (ages 12-18)/Shining for Christ Youth Director (for ages 5-11)


Carol Anne Elliott has been our Shining for Christ Youth Director since November, 2015 and our Gravity Youth Director since December, 2015.  She is married to Bud Elliott and has 6 children and 6 grandchildren.  She works as a Sign Language Interpreter at East Franklin School.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.


Chairman of Deacons Tim Southard

Tim has served as chairman of the deacons since 1976.  Tim also teaches the men’s Sunday School class and serves as the church treasurer.  Tim is retired from the U.S. Forest Service, but continues to work on a part-time basis.  Tim is married to Ruby Southard.  In his spare time, Tim enjoys working on his farm and spending time with his grandchildren.


Church Secretary Hoppy Rogers

Media Coordinator Kathy Smith

Buildings and Facilities Manager Wade Shope

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Cartoogechaye Baptist Church

465 W Old Murphy Rd
Franklin, NC, 28734


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