Staff Directory

Don Gordon
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Don Y. Gordon began as Senior Pastor of Ardmore Baptist Church January 2013.

Born in Lumberton, NC and later reared in Clemmons, NC, he is a graduate of Campbell University with a B.S. in Mathematics.  After working on a Master's Degree in Mathematics at N.C. State University he went to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to earn a Master's of Divinity Degree with Languages.  He followed this degree with a Doctorate of Ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.  His doctoral thesis "Like Drops of Morning Dew: A Concise History of North Carolina Baptists" was published by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and distributed to its 3800 affiliated churches. Dr. Gordon authored the book Psalms for Children, a collection of 25 psalms which he edited for children’s reading level - beautifully illustrated by Latasha Moore. Now in its second printing and in hardcover, it has received recognition from Barnes & Nobles as a bestselling children’s biblical book.

Dr. Gordon has served in churches in Emporia, VA; Spruce Pine, NC; Mount Olive, NC; and Durham, NC, before coming to Ardmore. He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of Campbell University, the Board of Directors for the Baptist Center for Ethics in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a member of the Governing Board for the Jerry Long YMCA in Clemmons, NC.

He and his wife Elizabeth have been married since 1985 and have three daughters - Sarah, Hannah, and Rebekah.  Elizabeth is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte and Wake Forest University and has served as a guidance counselor in North Carolina and Virginia public schools. She is currently serving as the Lead Counselor at Davie High School.

From Don:

In my spare time I like to read good books, spend time with my family, play tennis, golf, basketball, and most sports, run, swim, and hike.

I am inspired by people who serve the Lord without fanfare, leaders who are servants to their people, the beauty of the earth, and words of Holy Scripture.

I am in ministry because I believe God’s call on my life would be unrelenting until I relented. Although I was terrified of the call I was discerning because I felt inadequate and downright ordinary, I was given a mustard seed of faith to believe God might be able to use me in some way for his purposes.

When I was young Phil Ford, the outstanding point guard for Carolina, was my hero. When I became a Baptist minister in the context of denominational conflict, I came to view Daniel Vestal and Cecil Sherman as two of my heroes. Now that I’m moving toward increasing maturity, I view my mother and father as heroes that I hope to honor.

Something quirky about me is that I can rap and moonwalk.