Ministry Staff

  • Dr. jeff james

    SENIOR Pastor


      

    Hometown: Bartlett, TN

    Family: Wife Kim; Twin sons Will & Caleb

    Education: Bachelor of Music Education, University of Memphis;
    Master of Divinity, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary;
    Doctor of Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Life Verse: Colossians 3:17

  • DR. Gary redding

    associate pastor/education & Administration



    Hometown: Towanda, IL

    Family: Wife Tonda; Daughter Briana, Son MacKenzie and daughter Emily.

    Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Arizona; Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, additional study, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

    Life Verse: Philippians 4:8

  • REV. KELVIN SMITH

    MINISTER OF MUSIC


    Hometown: Kediri, Indonesia

    Family: Wife Jetta; son Andrew & wife Calli; grandchildren Caleb, Ruby, Abigail, Evelyn and Lydia; son Adam & wife Hannah; grandchildren Gideon and Zealand

    Education:  Bachelor of Music, Union University; additional education; Seminary studies, Union University

    Life Verse:  Proverbs 3:5 & 6

  • REV. SAM WILSON

    SENIOR ADULT MINISTER



    Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

    Family: Wife Nadia; Sons Adam & Zachary (Amanda) Daughter Rebekah (Luke); Grandson Daxton Wilson

    Education:  B.S. Organizational Management, Crighton College;
    M.A. Christian Education, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; MBA, Belhaven University

    Life Verse:  John 15:5

  • Rev. John Bills

    Visitation minister



    Hometown: Memphis, TN

    Family: Wife Sarah; daughter Beth & husband Wayne Moore; grandchildren Olivia & Owen Scruggs, Bradley Moore; daughter Emily & husband Clay Hooker; grandson Hudson; son Bert

    Education: University of Memphis, BA

    Life Verse: John 11:40