Greetings to all in the name that is above every name, the Lord Jesus Christ!

We certainly hope & pray that this web site will be an encouragement to all who have found themselves here & bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ our Lord. It’s a great honor and privilege to be the founder and pastor of Pilgrims Way Baptist Church here in Rutherfordton, NC! I was born and raised here in Rutherford County and was saved on March 30,1997. Later, with much fear and faith, I surrendered the call of God to preach in November 15, 2002!

I am married to my beautiful wife Kara over 20 years, and we are blessed to have four precious children, Savannah, Elijah, Johannah, and Josiah! I have earned both my Master & Doctorate Degrees in Ministry from the Foothills Theological School, Landrum SC. Here at Pilgrims Way we are still thrilled about the things God has done for us in these last 9 years and feel like the Psalmist when he said, “The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.” We are looking for more in the years to come.

We are a Christ Honoring, Independant, KJV Bible Believing, Preaching, Praising, Praying, Baptist Church. If you are new to our area, unsaved, or do not have a church home, we give you a warm invitation to come be with us at any or all of our services. We have some of the finest saints of God this side of heaven who love HIM and encourage others to love HIM too! May the Lord richly bless you and pray for us as we make much of JESUS untill His soon return!!
Until Jesus Comes Again,

Pastor & Founder of Pilgrims Way Baptist Church,
Dr. Wayne Stafford
~~1 John 4:19- We love HIM, because HE first loved us.~~

Service Times


  • Sunday School – 10:00 AM
  • Morning Service – 11:00 AM
  • Evening Service – 6:00 PM


  • Prayer Service – 7:00 PM