Pastor Jarvis was raised on a farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He was saved by the grace of God at twelve years old and surrendered himself to the ministry of the gospel at the age of twenty. In October of 1995, he became the pastor of Welcome Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Trinity Baptist Bible College in Asheville, N.C. and earned his Master of Biblical Studies Degree from the Believer's Institute for Biblical Studies in Gaffney, S.C. He earned his Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He studied two years in the Engineering program of the University of North Carolina in Asheville. He taught for four years at Calvary Baptist Bible Institute in Greenwood, S.C. (Aug 2004 to May 2008) and served as a teacher and the Dean of Students for the Believer's Institute for Biblical Studies(B.I.B.S.) from September of 2008 until November of 2012. He has served as a teacher and the President of B.I.B.S. since December 2012.He has had the privilege to preach a number of church revival meetings, youth meetings, camp meetings, jubilees, fellowships, and other special services over the years.You may contact our pastor directly by email.