Brent began as pastor of First Baptist in December of 2020. He is married to Jennifer, a NICU nurse at the University of Tennessee hospital, and they have two children, Christopher and Emily. A graduate of Emory University (BA), Samford University (MDiv), the University of Alabama (PhD), Brent enjoys fishing, painting, college football, travel, good coffee, hiking, beaches, and meals with family and friends.
Minister of Discipleship and Young Adults
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.
Minister of Music & Worship
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.
Minister for Administration
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.
Minister with Children and Families
Worship Audio Specialist
Communications Coordinator and Video Media Director