Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) is pleased to welcome Rev. James Lytle to our Board of Directors. James has been the Pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Swannanoa for the past 15 years, and also works as Purchasing Coordinator for the Old Fort Engineering Center International Automotive Components Group. James is a member of Mud Creek Baptist Association and Mt. Allen Lodge #704. He was born and raised in Old Fort, and attended McDowell County public schools. He has studied at McDowell Technical College and Fruitland Bible College, and has taken courses at Mars Hill Extension. James has been married for 45 years to Evelina L. Lytle and has four children, James Jr., Tyrone, Felicia and Donavon, as well as 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren!