Our Senior Pastor
Pastor Eddie Deitz
Eddie Deitz is a native of the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. He was called to preach in 1965, when he was seventeen years old. His ministry has spanned five decades and soon will bring him to fifty years in ministry. While attending Western Carolina University, Eddie pastored three churches: Big Ridge Baptist in Glenville, NC; New Savannah Baptist in Sylva, NC; and Crabree Baptist in Waynesville, NC. Upon leaving the ministry at Crabtree in 1969, Eddie became the baritone singer for "The Inspirations Quartet". He spent over twenty years traveling with this popular group. Eddie sang with them from 1969-1980 and from 1991-2000 when he retired. Between the years of 1980 and 1986 he traveled in fulltime revival work. During those years Eddie preached over forty-five meetings per year. During that time he saw over 2,500 first time conversions to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1986 Eddie became the pastor of Franklin Grove Baptist Church in Bryson City, N.C., where he served until June of 2003. On July 4th, 2003, Eddie became the pastor of Allens Creek Baptist Church in Waynesville, N.C. In July of 2013 he will celebrate his tenth year as Allens Creek's pastor. Since 2010, on a very limited schedule, he has been singing with other original members of "The Inspirations" in a group called "Smoky Mountain Reunion". Eddie and Sandy, his wife, have two grown children, April who is married to Eric Lambert; and Brandon who is married to Whitney Wiggins Deitz. They are proud to have four grandchildren, Zachary who is ten, Sarah who is six, Colby who is ten and Carter who is eight.