STEPHEN BATH, born in Denver, Colorado, is married to Janice Donald Bath, formerly  of Pearl, Mississippi.  They are parents of Rachel, David, James Clayton, and Sarah Lauren and make their home in Newport.  He received Christ at an early age and was baptized at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Starkville, MS.

Stephen (or Steve), the son of a pastor, grew up in Mississippi.  Following high school graduation in Port Gibson, MS, he earned a B.A. from Mississippi College and an M.R.E. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a minor in music from each institution.  He was ordained to the gospel ministry by Port Gibson Baptist Church and served in several churches in Mississippi and Louisiana before coming to North Carolina.

Stephen has been serving Bogue Banks Baptist Church since October 2001.  He emphasizes a blended style of worship–using both contemporary praise and traditional hymns–and is thrilled with the fact that this is a church that loves to sing!  Stephen, Janice, and their children have come to love their church family here at Bogue Banks, and they enjoy both the beauty and climate of the coastal region.

Minister of Music/Associate Pastor

We are currently without a Specified Minister of Music at this time. Pray as we seek God’s will concerning who He would have to be our worship leader. WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE that our Pastor Stephen Bath is a gifted Music Minister as well and is covering this ministry in addition to his service as our Pastor. We are grateful for his leadership and willingness to serve!