Elder Leadership

Chris Barber

Chris Barber

Elder

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 for 6 years.

 

Jonathan Greene

Jonathan Greene

Elder

Jonathan Greene is married to Stacy, and they have 3 children. He enjoys fly fishing and boating. Jonathan and his family have been attending FBA for the past 12 years. 

 

Jonathan Nichols

Jonathan Nichols

Elder

Jonathan Nichols has worked as a safety professional in the construction industry for 6 years. His wife, Jennifer Nichols, stays at home with their four kids. They have attended FBA for the last 8 years.

 

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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.

Ryan has been in ministry since 2004 and joined FBA in 2019. He married Morgan in 2007 and together they are blessed with two sons, both adopted from foster care, and a daughter. Ryan likes most sports and is most passionate about college basketball.

 

Corey Staton

Corey Staton

Elder, Associate Pastor to Students and Families

Corey has been married to Carrie since 2012 and they have three boys Fisher, Eli, and Haddon. 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.  

He enjoys playing and watching sports, reading, good food, and spending time with his family. He has been a Denver Broncos fan since he was very young. 

Corey is passionate about discipleship and the local church. Some of his favorite authors include Charles H. Spurgeon, Jared C. Wilson, and Mark Dever. 

Glenn Walker

Glenn Walker

Elder

Glenn Walker moved to Tennessee in 1978 to begin work with TVA. He met his wife, Janice Davis, here in Knoxville, and they were married in 1984. They joined FBA in 1989. They have no children but love spending time with their nieces and nephews. Glenn and Janice volunteer at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Glenn's hobbies include golf and officiating high school football, which he has done for 43 years.

 

 

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

 

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