Justin Wainscott

Senior Pastor

Justin Wainscott serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church. He has degrees from Union University (B.A.), Beeson Divinity School (M.Div.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He and his wife, Anna, have three children.

David Carothers

Pastor of Discpleship

David Carothers directs the discipleship and outreach efforts at First Baptist Church. He earned a Bachelors in Social Work and Masters of Christian Studies from Union University. He and his wife, Nekayeh, have three children.

Aaron Kennedy

Aaron Kennedy

Pastor of Children & Families

Aaron Kennedy leads the children and family ministry of First Baptist Church. He has earned degrees from The University of Tennessee at Martin (B.S.W.), Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (M.C.E.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Th.M. in Biblical Counseling and D.Min. in Family Ministry). He and his wife, Lauren, have three children.

Micah Whitaker

Pastor of Students & Families

Micah Whitaker leads our ministry to students and their parents. Micah earned a B.A. in History at Union University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Emily, have two children.

Zach Young

Pastor of Music & Worship

Zach Young directs our music ministries and leads the congregation in our worship through music. His undergraduate degree is from Bob Jones University and he has a Master of Church Music degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Stephanie have three daughters.

John David Barham

Church Administrator

Beth Boyd

Child Development 
Center Director

Barbara Bush

Church Hostess
Wedding Coordinator

Drico Cole

Drico Cole

Maintenance Supervisor

Cande Crossnoe

Administrative Assistant

James Martin

Director of Media & Communications

James Cole


Samuel Cruz


Calvin Rogers

    Janitorial Supervisor

Robert Comage


Holly Malone

Church Secretary

Susan Russow

Finance & HR Administrator

Jonie Stanley

Jonie Stanley

Church Pianist