For those considering a visit to Nebo Crossing, or want to know more about who we are.


Nebo Crossing was founded as

Eastside Baptist Church in 1978

under the leadership of Pastor Bill Long. His faithful shepherding gained the respect of McDowell

County, and established a strong church within the community.

In January of 2010, Eastside Baptist called Bob Ritter to

assume the responsibility of Lead Pastor.


Building upon its legacy of faithfulness, Nebo Crossing adopted its new name in 2012. While still affirming its foundational doctrines, Nebo Crossing sought to return to a highly Biblical model of church while creating a loving and engaging environment to facilitate life change.


Today, Nebo Crossing has experienced unprecedented growth within its congregation - both spiritually and numerically. We believe God wants to do great things with our church, and we simply invite you along for the journey.  


Nebo Crossing is pastor led, elder directed, and church approved. We operate under a Baptistic model of ministry. Nebo Crossing exists to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ, to draw people closer to God, and to serve the needs of the community.


Sundays at 10 am in our new auditorium - Marion Campus

We believe that something special takes place when God's people gather together to partake in corporate worship. We invite you to join us to experience it for yourself. Through warm fellowship, corporate worship, and Biblical teaching, we desire to lift high the name of Jesus and draw people into vibrant relationships with Him!  We'd love to have you join us for either of our worship services.

Small groups

Too often people can simply blend into the crowd when it comes to church. Scripture calls Christians to live a life of true intimacy with one another. For this purpose, we encourage each member of our church to plug themselves into a small group. There they can study the Bible, create lasting friendships, and grow together with God's people. Check out our small groups page for more info.

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From I-40 Exit 85

Head North on US-221.  In 1.3 miles, turn right onto Barnes Rd.

From I-40 Exit 86

Head North on NC-226.  In .7 miles, turn left onto Three Point Rd, and then turn left onto US-221 South.  In .3 miles, turn left onto Barnes Rd.

From US 221 or Rutherford Rd (US-221 BUS)

Head South on US 221 at the intersection of US-221 & NC-226.  In .3 miles, turn left onto Barnes Rd.