Move Button Move Button

Bradley serves as Senior Pastor of Newfound Baptist Church. He was raised in a Christian home and trusted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at age twelve. After graduating high school, he worked in the family agriculture business until the Lord redirected his path. In 2002 Bradley married Kelly, and the Lord has blessed them with four children. The Johnsons are grateful to live in the NC mountains, and they enjoy spending time together doing anything outdoors.

Bradley has served churches in Taylorsville and Youngsville, NC, until arriving at Newfound in the spring of 2019. He is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

If you have any questions about ministry at Newfound Baptist Church or becoming a member, please reach out to Pastor Bradley at

Move Button Move Button

Deborah grew up in a Christian home, accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, and was baptized in her home church of First Baptist, Bryson City around the age of nine. At an even earlier age, she would listen in church to the choir anthem, come home, and would play it by ear well enough for her family to recognize what she was playing. Thus began her love of church music.

Deborah earned her BS degree in music education from WCU during which time she accompanied the University Chorus and was organist at Cullowhee Baptist on campus. While working toward her master’s degree, and with a graduate assistantship, she taught group piano classes to non-piano music majors needing to pass the piano proficiency exam. During the next several years, the Lord led her to further her education by attending summer music workshops primarily at Westminster Choir College and the University of SC, pertinent to her teaching areas.

Deborah loves her friendly, enthusiastic Newfound family where she serves as church pianist as well as directs the adult choir and handbell choir. She feels there is tremendous potential for further growth and expansion within Newfound’s music program and is excited to follow the Lord’s direction as He leads, guides, and directs to accomplish His purposes. To God be the Glory!!

If you would like more information about our music ministry, Deborah would love to hear from you! You can email her at

Move Button Move Button


Church Secretary


Children's Ministry Assistant

Move Button Move Button