Rev. Fred B. Lunsford was born and raised in the Appalachain Mountains. More precisely, he was born and raised in the little community of Marble, NC.
His education was obtained at Andrews High School, Mercer University Extension Classes, Seminary Extension Classes, The University of West Virginia Church Leaders School, Southern Seminary Conferences and Seminars and he is an Alumni of Southeastern Seminary.
Fred was called to preach in 1949. He was licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1950. Therefore, he is completing sixty years of Ministry this year of 2010. He has pastored several churches and served as Director of Missions for Truett Baptist Association for almost twenty-seven years. He was awarded the Seminary Extension Award of the Year in 1980, the Director of Missions Award for the Eastern United States in 1987. In 1991, Fred was named Director Emeritus of Truett Baptist Association. He served as a Church Growth Multiplier for the NC Baptist State Convention for several years.
More recently, Fred has authored, "Golden Nuggets From the Mountains," "God's Messenger from the Mountains," and this book Glory in the Mountains: The Sound of Many Waters."