Who We Are
Over 100 years ago a small group of people organized a church that eventually became Biltmore Baptist. As we grew under the leadership of several different pastors, we moved locations to accommodate a growing congregation. Our first service at the Arden location was Easter 2000. Dr Bruce Frank was called to Biltmore from Houston, TX in 2008 as our Lead Pastor. Under his leadership Biltmore has continued to grow, launching a second campus in the East Asheville area in January 2012, and a third in Franklin, NC in 2013. Biltmore continues to work with numerous local and foreign mission partners. We average over 6,000 worshippers each weekend on our campuses, in addition to our online ministry and several venues on area college campuses. Biltmore has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top 100 fastest growing and largest churches in America.
Biltmore Baptist exists to glorify God by
reaching up, reaching in, and reaching out.
As a church, we exist to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit. We're here for Him to bring people into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, then develop into a growing disciple of Christ. We look at everything we do through this perspective. This continual assessment of “why we do what we do” is what gives us direction and allows us to be focused. We can't do everything, but we can do something, and whatever we do needs to be strategic, excellent, and effective. We deeply desire to be a real church with a real vision making a real difference for the glory of God and the good of people.
We strive to glorify God in everything we do. Every experience here is an opportunity to worship God for who He is and what He's done. We hope you sense the excitement and welcome atmosphere as soon as you drive onto the Arden Campus. The Swannanoa Campus is taking that same vitality and momentum to the East Asheville, Swannanoa and Black Mountain areas to reach even more people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. The Franklin Campus launched in August, 2013, and has impacted and drawn those who are unengaged or unchurched. The Hendersonville Campus was launched in March, 2015, and is thriving. In 2016, we launched a 5th campus in the West Asheville area. The Online Campus is using technology to take Pastor Bruce's message to places it couldn't go before – on phones and computers to people traveling, in homes for those who are sick or are too far away, in colleges for students without a church home, on military bases for our country's soldiers – and we've only just begun.