Rev. Dr. Larry Gregg, 

Interim Pastor

For more than fifty years, Dr. D. Larry Gregg has worked within the Christian community as local church pastor, college and divinity school professor, academic administrator, free-lance writer, and consultant to churches in transition. He holds degrees from Jacksonville State University (BA), Samford University (MA), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., PhD). In addition he has done graduate studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of Pittsburgh. He has done post-doctoral studies in Christian theology and worship at the University of Notre Dame. In the summer of 2006 he participated in the Oxford Round Table at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University.

Gregg’s professional experience includes serving congregations in Alabama, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He has taught at Indiana University Southeast, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, St. Catharine’s College, Gardner-Webb University, Isothermal Community College, and Limestone College.

Because of his openness to the broad stream of Christian identity and ministry, Gregg has been published by such denominational publications as the Biblical Illustrator (Baptist), Mature Years (United Methodist), and America (Roman Catholic). He is the author of several articles in the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000) on topics of Theology, Church History, Archeology, and Biblical Backgrounds.

Gregg’s books include Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections of a Believing Thinker and a Thinking Believer (2005), If You Ain’t Somewhere Doin’ Somethin’ (2006), For God and Freedom: A Novel of the First Jewish Revolt Against Rome (2006), and Ten Biblical Characteristics of a Great Church (2007). 

Michael Sebastian

music director

Michael Sebastian, originally from Lancaster, PA, he became, at the age of 12 the youngest person ever to join the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Following was a successful career in classical music, taking him to perform in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls and performances with artists such as Bernadette Peters, George Benson, Red Skelton, Johnny Mathis, Paige O’Hara and Smokey Robinson.

After stints on the road performing with a rock band and cruise ships, Michael returned to his true passion: Musical Theatre. He was Resident Music Director of The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre for 8 years followed by 8 years at Florida Studio Theatre and Artistic Director at East Village Cabaret. He was a regular at the two-time Tony Award winning Cincinnati Playhouse, Peterborough Players, and Flat Rock Playhouse.

Michael has worked extensively on new show development with the pre-Broadway runs of “A Tale of Two Cities” at the Asolo Theater in Sarasota and “Wonderland: Alice’s New Musical Adventures” by the creative team of Frank Wildhorn & Jack Murphy. He returned to the Wildhorn team by Music Directing “Zelda: An American Love Story”, produced in development at Flat Rock Playhouse. His work has been recognized by many Regional Theatre awards across the country. Michael also teaches adults and children locally in cello, voice, and piano.

"I wish to express my deep gratitude that the congregation at Providence Baptist Church asked me to be their Music Director. I see and feel the Spirit in the love and outreach of each of the congregants, and I look forward to serving their spiritual needs. My goal is to continue the high quality of music that each are accustomed to, working collaboratively with all to celebrate our faith and extend ourselves to our community. Together we can joyfully lift our voices with open minds, open arms, and open hearts.

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Davina Altman

Administrative Assistant

Davina is a NC native who has lived in Hendersonville for over 20 years. She came to Providence in 2016 with many years of experience in office administration. After being at Providence only a short while, Davina decided to become a member. She recently began a graduate program in the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. She and her son Max live in East Flat Rock. 

Debbie Fox


Debbie grew up in Charlotte. She and her husband Mike have lived in the Hendersonville area for 30+ years. They have two grown sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and one granddaughter. Debbie has had a long career in accounting. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, baking, family time, walking, and crafts.