716 Camp Rotary Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052, US

(704) 864-6134

Church Staff


Pastor Seth Barkley

Pastor Seth Barkley was voted in as our permanent pastor on Sunday, January 26th, 2020, and will transition from the interim position beginning on Sunday, February 2nd.  Seth has a Master of Arts in Church Planting from Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC.  He also has his Cambridge CELTA Certification which allows him to teach English as a second language.  Seth and his wife Kathleen have two sons, Ezekiel and Jedidiah.

Melanie Splawn (Administrative Secretary)

Melanie Splawn (Administrative Secretary)

Melanie Splawn (Administrative Secretary)


  Scott & Melanie joined Chapel Grove Baptist Church in 2002.  Scott has been playing guitar and running sound for CGBC since 2004.  Melanie became the administrative secretary in 2012.  They have two sons, Zak & Luke.

Email Melanie at:  msplawncgbc@carolina.rr.com

Joel Cochran (Part-Time Music Director)

Melanie Splawn (Administrative Secretary)

Melanie Splawn (Administrative Secretary)

Joel Cochran

Joel Cochran returned after a short absence to the music director's position on Sunday, January5th, 2020.  Joel is married to Kristi and they have two children, Meaggan & Hunter.