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  • Phone:(828) 245-5411
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  • Mailing Address: 201 S Broadway St. Forest City, NC 28043



Tonya Garrison

Welcome to Florence Baptist Church. Here you will find some of the best people in the county!

My family and I moved to Rutherfordton in 2015 after living in the same area for most of our lives. When God asks you to go, you GO!

My husband, Steve, and I have four children: Savannah, Cameron, Lauren and Emily and two grandchildren:  Cooper and Kory. Steve works for Rutherford County Government and Emily attends RS Middle School.  We love family and every opportunity to be with each other.  We grew up in the mountains of NC and I will say, I do miss those cooler temperatures in the summer!

At Florence, we know that children are not only our future, but are our TODAY. We have so many activities for children.  We want each child to feel loved and secure the moment they walk in the door.  Our children’s ministry is designed to allow children to experience GOD, seeing Him in everything, everywhere.  They will have fun learning the many heroes of the bible and understanding they too have the power to make a difference.  We are planting the seeds for an abundant harvest in the future.

Be sure to go to the Ministries tab and read about all of our children’s opportunities. You will see we have something for all ages and while the children are busy, the Adults have just as many options.

Looking forward to getting to know you and your family! Together we will serve our LORD.


Tonya Garrison


My favorite verses:

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6