Senior Pastor: Gary Gerhardt
Brother Gary has been our pastor for 37 years. He and his wife Donna came to First Baptist in August 1983. Gary and Donna have one grown son. Gary graduated from Union University and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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Minister to Youth/Associate Pastor: Mitch Russell.
Mitch came to us in February 2013. He and his wife Sonya have two sons.
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Music Ministry/ Senior Adult Ministry: Garry Stuart
Garry was born and raised in Canton, NC where he graduated from Pisgah High School in 1979. He then went on to study at Oral Roberts University where he received his bachelors degree in 1983 before going on to attend Southwestern Baptist Seminary. Garry came to us in August 2016.
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Children’s Music Director: Sharon Anderson
Sharon came to First Baptist in August 2009. She is a graduate of Carson Newman University and the Medical College of Virginia. She and her husband Ed have one grown son.
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Executive/Financial Secretary: Shaun Moore
Shaun came to First Baptist in August 1997. She and her husband Bryan live in Kingsport.
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Receptionist: Patty Leinbach
Patty came to First Baptist in January 2000. She and her husband Glenn have three grown children.
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