Wingate Baptist Church
About Us
Wingate Baptist Church is a member of the Union Baptist Association and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.



From Highway 74 in Wingate, turn North on Main St.
Travel 2 blocks and turn right on Elm Street. WBC is on the left.

Sunday Schedule


9:00 AM Coffee
9:30 AM  Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship

Wednesday  Activities 6:00 PM  Half-time Meal
6:30 PM  Age Group Activities
7:30PM  Adult Choir

Our Core Values
Recognizing God as our creator, we seek to honor God with our lives,
seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness.

Affirming the Bible as God’s word, we seek to apply all knowledge to grow in grace and
in the wisdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Living out the compassion of Christ, we seek to build community and to nurture
relationships with each other and with our neighbors.

Embracing all who follow Christ as Lord, we seek to emphasize historic Baptist
freedoms* in our support of individuals living out God’s will for their lives.

Knowing that all need to encounter God, we seek to worship together as a community of faith.

Accepting the Great Commission, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we seek to minister
through local and global missions sharing the gospel of Christ as we go.

Annette Moser, Administrative Assistant

Since March 2004, Annette Moser has served Wingate Baptist Church as Administrative Assistant.  Annette grew up in Pageland, SC and graduated from Pageland High School.  Prior to Wingate Baptist Church, Annette worked 22 years in administrative positions with major manufacturing corporations and 2 years in administrative positions with insurance agencies.  Annette enjoys spending time with family and friends.

David Sherwood, Minister of Youth


Tonya Silas, Daycare Director

Wingate Baptist Church Staff

Dr. J. Derrill Smith, Pastor
Since 2001, Derrill has served Wingate Baptist Church as Pastor.  He grew up in Seneca, SC, and received training at Anderson College, Southern Wesleyan University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY (Master of Divinity), and Erskine Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).  During seminary training in Louisville, Derrill served as the Pastor of Pond Run Baptist Church in Echols, Kentucky, followed by an Associate Pastorate at College Street Baptist Church in Walhalla, SC, Pastor of Return Baptist Church in Seneca, SC, and Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Asheville, NC.  In addition to relishing time with family, Derrill enjoys an assortment of outdoor sports and reading.

Polly Bostic, Pianist/Organist

Since the fall of 1996, Polly has served Wingate Baptist Church as church organist. She grew up in Atlanta, Ga., Sarasota, Orlando,and Tampa, Fl. She received training at Stetson University, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Music). She served as pianist at Bay Ceia Baptist Church, Tampa, Florida and Bethel Baptist Church, White Settlement, Texas. For a period of time she was a freelance church organist. She enjoys swimming and reading and being with family.

Ron and Louise Glover,
Co-Coordinators of Children's Ministry and Adult Ministry
Ron Glover, Minister of Music
Since October 2010, Louise has served Wingate Baptist Church as part-time Children's Ministry Co Leader.  She grew up in Sumter, SC and received training at Presbyterian College and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education.  Louise has served Presbyterian and Baptist congregations in Huntsville, AL and Wilmington, NC.   Louise enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Since October 2010, Ron has served Wingate Baptist Church as part-time Children's Ministry Co Leader. He grew up in Apex, NC and the Southern Pines area and received training at Duke University, Southern Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Seminary.  Ron has served at Masonboro Baptist Church in Wilmington and First Baptist Church of Monroe.  Ron enjoys reading, playing the piano and organ and watching Andy Griffith Reruns.