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Ryan Roach

Elder, Lead Pastor

Originally from Virginia, Ryan holds degrees from Old Dominion University (B.A.), Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Western Seminary (D.Min.). His dissertation at Western focused on expository preaching.

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

 

 

 

Raymond Barnhart

Elder

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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Harold Damron

Elder

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.

   
 

Chandler Warren

Pastor to Students and Families

Chandler is an Oklahoma native with degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University (B.A.) and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (MLitt). Before serving at FBA, Chandler served as a student pastor in Southeastern OK. He loves chatting about Protestant, especially Baptist, theology. In his free time, Chandler enjoys reading and hunting.
Chandler married Molly in 2019. Together they enjoy coffee, hiking, walking their dog Auggie, and traveling.

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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