Staff Team

Ministerial Staff

Brent McDougal

Brent McDougal

Senior Pastor

office: 865-246-4664

 

Paul Bagai

Paul Bagai

Minister of Discipleship and Young Adults

865-246-4663

Paul and his wife Marianne along with their two children, Jadyn and Ashlyn moved to the Knoxville area from California in 2022. He is a graduate of Vanguard University and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He has been in ministry since 2004 in a variety of roles. When he is not preaching and teaching about the transformative love of Jesus, he can be found at Pete’s for breakfast or Cafe 4 for lunch. 

Richard Buerkle

Richard Buerkle

Minister of Music & Worship

office: 865-246-4668
[email protected]

Richard and his wife Megan moved from Knoxville to join the FBC family in 2016. Born in Dallas, Texas, Richard s a proud graduate of Baylor University and Truett Seminary. He has served churches in Texas and Virginia since 2000. Richard and Megan have two children, Weston and Henley. The family enjoys movies, eating out, theatre, music, and playing with their dog Bentley. Richard is constantly looking for new and creative ways to tell the story of God and invite others to participate in the Kingdom of God. 

 

Pam Neal

Pam Neal

Minister for Administration

office: 865-246-4660

Pam, a native Knoxvillian, has been in full-time ministry since 1997, and has served at First Baptist since August 2012. She has enjoyed serving in Youth, Children, Senior Adult, Discipleship, and Administration Ministries at churches in Knoxville. Pam is married to Ron, has two sons, two daughters-in-love, and five grandchildren.

Susan Tatum

Susan Tatum

Minister with Children and Families

office: 865-246-4666

Support Staff

Rhonda Carpenter

Rhonda Carpenter

Church Organist

Lorna Hollowell

Lorna Hollowell

Pastoral Assistant and Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives.

office: 865-546-9661

 

Eddie Hurst

Eddie Hurst

Facilities Team

Felix Latham

Felix Latham

Facilities Team

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Worship Audio Specialist

Vanessa Moore

Vanessa Moore

Ministry Assistant

office: 865-246-4653
[email protected]

Seth Ramsdell

Seth Ramsdell

Communications Coordinator and Video Media Director

office: 865-546-9661

Jim Snell

Jim Snell

Facilities Manager

office: 865-246-4656
[email protected]