Our Pastor

Pastor Herb Schlenker

Pastor Herb Schlenker

Senior Pastor


Pastor Herb Schlenker is an Evangelical Christian and nationally known Bible interpreter. He is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister and holds four earned degrees from institutions including Fruitland Baptist Bible College and Luther Rice Seminary / University. He has served as pastor of several churches in both North Carolina and Florida.

Pastor Herb was a founding partner of the Sonshine Bible Ministries which was headquartered in Horseshoe, NC. As part of a team who combined their corporate experience and faith commitment. They worked in churches in WNC specializing in Nouthetic / Bible Counseling and Church Revitalization.

Pastor Herb has served as pastor of Wayside Baptist Church since January 2008. Wayside is quickly becoming one of the most dynamic churches in the area, serving as the Biblical counseling hub for Polk County; as they strive to reach their full Kingdom potential.

The Lord has blessed Pastor Herb and his wife Shelley with three wonderful children and one grandchild.