Staff Leadership


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.

Cody Barnhart

Director of Music and Media

Cody grew up attending First Baptist Alcoa with his family before attending  Midwestern College and interning at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. 

Cody is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, where he studies Clement of Alexandria and early Christian identity. His favorite authors include Gregory of Nazianzus, Jared C. Wilson, and Kevin Vanhoozer.

In his free time, he keeps up with Kansas City sports, enjoys reading and writing, and hangs out with his dog, Milo. (He's also a coffee geek - ask him to make you a cup sometime!)





Harold Damron

Lay 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.


Raymond Barnhart

Lay 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.

















Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Colossians 3:23