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Meet Our Family



Timothy Fortune

I grew up in the mountains of NC about an hour from here. My wife Michelle might tell you stories about me leaping over cars in church parking lots, but that was a long time ago... You are much more likely to hear me hiking into the Linville Gorge these days. 

I love Jesus big, sing praises loud ( and try desperately to be a morning person (not doing so well on that). My biggest vice is chocolate so if you give me some, don't ruin it with caramel, raspberry or gross fillings. You can't improve on perfection.  |  Tel: 828-448-0032

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Worship Leader

Darrien "Chili" Thorstad

Chili began leading worship at CBC in May of 2022 and he brings an extensive level of knowledge, experience and expertise to the

Sunday and Wednesday praise and worship.  |  Tel: 828-894-8588


Michelle Fortune

Like my hubby Timothy, I grew up nearby. He and I were middle school sweethearts till he broke my heart. He figured it out later and now we are inseparable. I love to swim and splash around in rivers and creeks. You are likely to see evidence of our 4 dogs in my car or on my clothes as there are never enough lint brushes to keep up. I have food allergies so it has made me a bit of a Julia Childs wannabe. My favorite getaway is a trip to Disney World where you will see me run to get in line for a Dole Whip! Pineapple rocks!  |  Tel: 828-448-0032

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Deacon Chairman

Jeremy Wood




Jeremy and his wife, Donna, have 7 children and 10 grandchildren. Jeremy is owner/Broker/Realtor at SC/NC Realty in Tryon.

Jeremy and Donna began foster parenting 4 years ago for Polk County DSS.

Jeremy is a Chaplain at the Polk County Jail and is heavily involved with Kairos prison ministry.

His favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11.  Tel: 828 894-8588

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Office Administrator

Tina Melton

I live in Columbus with my husband, Tommy, and sweet doggie, Cooper.  We are so excited to see what God is doing at CBC!  His blessings are beyond measure.  |  Tel: 828-894-8588

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