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Chris Barber


Chris Barber is married to Lisa, who is the mother of his 4 children. He enjoys being outdoors on his hobby farm. He is originally from Arkansas and has been at FBA since 2014.



Ryan Roach

Elder, Lead Pastor

Originally from Virginia, Ryan graduated from Old Dominion University and then Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary for his M.Div. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Seminary in Portland, OR with an emphasis on expository preaching. 

Before coming to FBA, Ryan served churches in various capacities in Virginia, Arizona, California, and Florida.

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Corey Staton

Elder, Associate Pastor to Students and Families

Corey has been married to Carrie since 2012 and they have four boys Fisher, Eli, Haddon, and Campbell. Before coming to FBA Corey served as a pastor in North Carolina. 

Corey graduated from Campbell University and received his M.Div. From Shepherds Theological Seminary.   




Raymond Barnhart


Raymond and his wife Michelle joined First Baptist Alcoa in 2007. Raymond leads a Sunday Seminar class and he, along with Michelle, are involved with various other ministries at FBA.

Raymond and Michelle have been married since 1986 and have two grown children, Zachary and Cody.

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Mickey Anderson


Bio coming soon.



Harold Damron


Harold is originally from Ohio but has lived most of his life in Blount County. Harold joined FBA in 1986 after graduating from college. He and his wife Gena have been married since 1989. Harold and Gena have two adult children, Jordan and Rebekah.

In his spare time, Harold enjoys hiking, sightseeing, reading, and watching college and professional sports.



When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

Acts 14:23