Interim Pastor: Dr. Randy Pressnell.
Randy and Debbi came to First Baptist Church October 10, 2021. He will serve alongside Mitch Russell and Garry Stuart as Interim while our Pastor Search Committee work toward securing a full-time minister.
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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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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Teresa Phillips: Pianist
Teresa is married to James. She has been our church pianist for over 50 years.
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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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