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Church History

Brookstone Baptist Church, formerly North Asheville Baptist Church, has long stood as a testimony to God’s faithfulness since the church was called into existence in 1910. First located on Forsythe Street in North Asheville, the church was a satellite of First Baptist Church of Asheville. NABC grew in membership and influenced the community with the Gospel of Christ.​


In 1969 the church body began to grow and a need for a larger facility to reach more people with the Gospel became apparent. This led NABC to go forward in faith as a 1.5 acre tract of land was purchased near I-26 and UNC-Asheville. Construction began and on Easter Sunday, 1972 NABC held its first worship service at that location.


​In August of 1989, Jim Dykes was called as pastor, and, in 1994, NABC purchased eight acres on Reynolds Mountain Boulevard. The first service in the new church was held on November 25th, 1995. Such growth occurred that two Sunday morning services were required and eight adjoining acres of land were purchased due to projected growth.


​In 2001, the church family moved once again, into a multi-purpose building on the same property. The former building now houses Reynolds Mountain Christian Academy, established in 1999 as a ministry of NABC, originally under the name North Asheville Christian School. ​


On Easter Sunday, 2017, after 106 years under the same name, North Asheville Baptist Church officially became Brookstone Baptist Church in anticipation of the relocation to a new, 100-acre campus in Weaverville.  The church celebrated opening day at its new location on November 12, 2017.  This campus includes a large worship space, conference facilities, classrooms, counseling space, student center, a community park, a community pavilion, walking paths, soccer fields, hiking trails and more.  Opening this campus to the community has enabled the church family to reach thousands of people with the Good News of God’s love for them in Christ! 


October 2nd, 2022 marked the launch of Brookstone’s East Campus in the auditorium of Charles C. Bell Elementary School. This is the first of several planned satellite campuses, strategically located to reach Buncombe County with the Gospel and equip God’s people of all ages to live intentionally every day.

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