Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Pastoral Staff


Transitional Pastor

Emerson Wiles

Emerson is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served over 29 years as a senior pastor to churches in Tennessee and Hawaii prior to retiring and becoming a transitional pastor. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for over 42 years and have four grown children and six grandchildren.


Pastor Students and Family Life Ministries

Gary Stinnett

Gary earned his Associate of Arts degree in Marketing from State Technical Institute and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Maryville College. Prior to coming to First Baptist, Gary served as the Student Pastor at Dotson Memorial in Maryville. He is a native of Maryville, married to Rhonda, and they have three children.


College Pastor

Bobby Fields

Bobby has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from Maryville College. He also obtained a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. Bobby is married to Tanya, and they have three boys. Bobby previoiusly served at St. John’s Baptist Church, Alcoa, TN. 


Interim Children's Ministry Director

Bethany Maynes

Bethany has extensive experience with our children’s ministry having served as an intern there from 2002 - 2004. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in child development. She and her husband, Jamie, are members of our church, attending the Young Adult II Sunday School class.

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Interim Associate Pastor

Charles Ballard

Charles is a graduate of the University of Memphis and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served over 47 years of ministry with churches in Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee and as a hospital chaplain. He and his wife, Beverly, have been married 53 years and have one daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandson.