Annual Barbecue

Thanks to All! The 91st Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Barbecue is in the books!

It was wonderful to be back in business after a three year layoff. It took a lot of hard work to knock all the rust and dust from everything, but it was done. We wish to thank the BBQ Committee for all their work preparing, planning, and implementing everything that needed to happen to make it so. Chairpersons Charles Kimrey and Bill Wood did an outstanding job orchestrating and organizing the preparation and the event itself. We also wish to thank the scores of volunteers who came out to offer time, muscle, and effort. Without their support, none of this could have happened. It was great to feel the Mallard Creek community come together, work together, laugh together, serve together, and simply be together. We are already looking forward to next year, the 92nd edition of the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Barbecue.

However, we at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church were overwhelmed by the public response to our barbecue. After a long pause due to COVID, we are gratified that so many wanted to be a part of the restored event. But as with all restarts, we were not able to meet the demand that presented itself. We sold out our barbecue and Brunswick stew much faster than we anticipated. While it was wonderful that we had so many customers so early in the day, it did mean we had to close sooner than expected. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused but know we will be making changes as we look ahead to the 92nd Edition of the barbecue, looking for ways of increasing our production for all the hungry people. Maybe you would like to be part of the prep team next year! See you in 2023! In the meantime, if you really want to keep things going, join us for Sunday worship and fellowship at 10 am, in person or online!. It doesn’t have to be once a year! Thank you for your support and your patience.

Thank You

Frequently Asked Questions


11400 Mallard Creek Road at the site of the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church’s Community House. 

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Each plate ($12.00) includes a generous helping of barbecue, plus Brunswick stew, applesauce, Cole slaw and bread. Guests who eat at the site receive complimentary coffee, with cold beverages available for purchase.

One may also purchase sandwiches for $6.00 each. Sandwiches feature barbecue and slaw on a bun.

We also sell Barbecue by the pound, Brunswick stew and Slaw by the quart; please see our menu for more details.

Mallard Creek’s Brunswick Stew Recipe

We are proud of the heritage and quality of our stew, in fact we got loads of compliments every year.  It’s always an early sellout, we just can’t make enough – it’s a multiday process and involves over 100 folks to cook and package the stew.  Occasionally we get questions and comments about the inclusion of rice in the stew.  Our Brunswick Stew recipe has been passed down for many generations in our Church – and it is a stew – not a soup.  Like barbecue, stews are very personal and regional in taste and recipe. We are very proud of our stew, and let us assure you that the inclusion of rice is original to the recipe – and has not been added to stretch the recipe.  On the practical side, some stews have potatoes – but don’t store/freeze/reheat well, your Mallard Creek Stew will not break down as much, since the rice holds better.  While we don’t share specific recipes, we cook our own mix of chicken, beef and pork for the stew – and there is approximately 6 times as much meat vs rice (by weight) in each serving of stew.  The meat is finely ground after cooking, so sometimes folks don’t realize it.  By the way, we use a gluten free rice too! Remember that stews were intended to be a cost-effective source of nutrition, in their origin. We appreciate your own personal taste, feel free to come enjoy our stew, barbecue, slaw and fellowship.  We would love to have you!

Gluten Free?

Yes. It appears we have no gluten-containing ingredients. Converted rice, according to Uncle Ben’s, has no gluten. But since our food supply changes from year to year and it’s brand specific we only know we’re good for this year (2018.)

We do have bread on the tables, and our sandwiches are on traditional buns.

Who do I contact?

Please call us at (704) 547-0038 for more information. You can call ahead with your orders of 50 plates or more.

How to pay?

We accept cash and Visa/Master Card.

We do not accept Debit Cards.

Who comes to this Barbecue?

Our guests come from all over… and we’ll serve over 15,000!

What is the purpose?

Funds raised go to overall missions of the church, in addition to the original purpose of retiring facility debt.

Rules of Participation


The Mallard Creek BBQ (MCBBQ) is a private event sponsored by Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church.


The MCBBQ cannot accept any responsibility for property, clothing, or equipment brought onto the Community House or church grounds.


During an event the MCBBQ Co-chairman’s decision on any questions or disputes will be considered the final and official decision of the MCBBQ.

Alcohol consumption

The consumption of alcohol is not permitted during the Mallard Creek BBQ.  All applicable laws regarding serving and consumption of alcohol must be followed.

Campaign Materials

Signs may not be placed on the Community House grounds or the right-of-way in front of the Community House grounds.  Campaign buttons, flyers, etc. are allowed; however, no guests shall have campaign materials forced on them.

Campaign Limitations

We ask that candidates and/or their supporters remain in the campaign area  so that guests may come by for meet-and-greet opportunity.  Capacity limits must be strictly observed. The MCBBQ  reserves the right to turn away candidates and/or their supporters if the assigned space is in danger of being overcrowded.

Inappropriate Behavior

The MCBBQ reserves the right to ask a guest to leave if his/her behavior is deemed inappropriate or is perceived as a threat to the safety and well being of the MCBBQ.


Media coverage is not guaranteed.  Candidates are free to interview.  However, the MCBBQ will not provide space or consideration for any public speeches.


Charles Kimrey (704-408-6722) or Bill Wood (704-756-0943)

Right to Shut Down Event

The MCBBQ reserves the right to shut down the event at any time.