John has served as the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Powell since Fall 2015. In addition to his passion for worshiping God and leading others to do the same, John is an avid reader, a hockey fan, and a coffee connoisseur. He studied music & psychology at Tennessee Tech University, and worldview & apologetics at Southern Seminary. He and his wife, Laurie, have three young children whose contagious joy and kindness are a blessing to all!
family ministry pastor
Darin joined First Baptist Powell in 2003 and joined the staff in Feb. of 2013. Darin graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is married to Katie and they have four children: Cooper, Avery, Ashlyn, and Alia.
Ben joined the staff of First Baptist Powell in September of 2016. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ben’s passion is to see students and families transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is married to his beautiful wife Dana and they have one daughter, Eva.
college and career ministry director
Eric joined the First Baptist Powell staff in February 2016. He is a graduate of PSCC and UTK. He has received a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2014) and completed a Master of Theology in Historical and Theological Studies (2016) at SBTS. Eric is married to Carrie and they have three sons; Joshua, Lucas, and Jonathan.
Biblical Counseling & Discipleship Pastor
David came to First Baptist Powell in 2005, and joined the staff in 2013. He holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a certified counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) . David has been married to Kelly for over 30 years. They have two adult married children, Chris and Bekah and seven grandchildren.
local missions director
Tom started First Baptist Powell’s Mobile Home Park Ministry in November of 2001 as a volunteer. As the ministry grew he joined the staff in 2007. Tom has been to Jennifer for over 30 years and they have one daughter, Lori Ann who has passed away.