Our Staff

Jody McGaha

Jody McGaha, Pastor

  • Married to Tonya McGaha, sons Jonathan, Joshua, & Jacob.

  • Saved in 1977 at New Hope Baptist Church in Candler, NC.

  • Graduated from Appalachian State University in May of 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in History.

  • In August of 1993 I accepted a position of teacher at Temple Baptist School in Asheville, NC.

  • I enrolled at Trinity Baptist Bible College in January of 1994. In late February, I accepted God’s call to preach.

  • I continued in the position of teacher for another two years while attending classes at night. I also became involved in the Youth ministries of my church. I started a Youth Choir that went to local Rest Homes and sang on Sunday evenings before our evening services.

  • Supply Preacher for North Canton Baptist Church in 1996.

  • In 1997 I began assisting the pastoral staff of Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, NC. Having had experience in Youth Ministry I helped start a Teen Church at Trinity Baptist Church.

  • Senior pastor of Nebo First Baptist Church, Nebo, NC, New Haven Baptist Church, Oneida, TN, Central Baptist Church, Cowpens, SC, & Gospel Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC.

Ron & Sandra Tilley

Ronald (Ron) Tilley, Minister of Music

  • Married to Sandra M. Tilley, my teammate in the ministry.

  • Saved in 1947 at Broadway Baptist in Maryville,TN.

  • Long-time bi-vocational music minister, starting in the mid-fifties and continuing until now. Also served as Youth Director in all of the churches except First Baptist of Loudon, TN.

  • Church music major and psychology minor at Carson Newman University.

  • Spent 40 years at Union Baptist in Knoxville, TN, with other stops at Central Baptist of Oak Ridge, TN, Alice Bell Baptist in Knoxville, TN, Second Baptist of Lenoir City, TN, and First Baptist of Loudon, TN.

  • Music Director for the Doug Sager Winter Bible Conference (25 years) in Pigeon Forge, TN.

  • Youth Music Director for Loudon County Baptist Association (1955-1958).

  • Board member of the Southern Baptist Acts TV Network of East Tennessee (1975-1985).

  • Original member of The Kingsman Quartet (1953).

Financial Secretary

Elaine Hood, Financial Secretary

Becky Morrison

Becky Morrison, Administrative Assistant Relief

Ron Lunce

Ron Lunce, Custodian

Calvary Baptist Church

301 W. First Ave. Lenoir City, TN.