716 Camp Rotary Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052, US

(704) 864-6134

Church Staff


Seth Barkley (Interim Pastor)

Seth and his wife, Kathleen, will start as our interim pastor on October 6th, 2019.  They are missionaries and will be with us until March of 2020, when they will continue with their missionary travels to Central Asia.  Seth has a Masters of Art 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 Kathleen have two sons, Ezekiel and Jedidiah.

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)

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.