Vicki Adams Administrative Assistant to Ministry Support
Vicki loves the amazing people that she is blessed to work with in her position at FBC. She also has fun teaching a 5th grade Bible Fellowship class on Sunday mornings.
Her hobbies include reading, paper crafting, traveling, and hiking. Vicki and her husband Ray have two grown daughters—Jessica in Ann Arbor, MI, and Amanda in Chapel Hill, NC.
Stan Allen Pastor of Middle School Students
Stan likes getting to hang out with students, especially when they truly grasp the love of Christ and let that love flow back into an offering of worship.
He and his beautiful wife Darby have two sons, Drake (17) and Brock (3), and they cherish their moments with family and friends. Stan also enjoys running and watching Kentucky basketball.
Julie Arnold Receptionist
Julie holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee, and her undergraduate degree includes a double major in political science and speech & theater. Her husband Steve is an independent financial planner and works part-time as a teacher for Concord Christian School High School. Their three kids—Leslie (10th grade), Josh (8th grade), and Hope (4th grade)—attend CCS, and Julie is happy that she gets to see them on campus throughout the day! She loves serving and being around the staff and members at FBC because they are sweet, fun, Godly people.
Julie has been part of Precepts Bible Studies for 10 years. Her other interests include music: flute, piccolo, and she has recently taken up penny whistles! She also loves acting and helps out occasionally in the 4Kids Theater on Sunday mornings, and in the ConcordQuest production each year.
One of Julie’s greatest passions is the Concord Performing Arts Academy, which provides music, dance, and drama lessons in a Christian atmosphere. Julie and her husband Steve serve as the directors of CPAA.
John Avant Senior Pastor
Honoring the past, and thankful for the present, we look with bold anticipation to the future. God has brought, through miraculous leading, our church to her next Pastor, Dr. John Avant. Through Dr. Avant's leadership, we believe the power of God (through His Word, His Gospel and bold heartfelt worship), will be seen in this generation and generation to come.
Since 2007, John has been the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of West Monroe, Louisiana - a megachurch averaging 2,500 in weekly attendance in a community of approximately 14,000 people.
A published author, he has written If God Were Real, Authentic Power, The Passion Promise, and co-authored Revival among other works. John and his wife Donna are proud parents to Matthew & Christi Avant Watson, Joseph & Amy Avant Daniel, and Trey Avant.
Rose Barker Administrative Assistant to CCS Headmaster
Amy Barnett Campus Operations Manager
Amy enjoys getting to work with all of the various ministries of the church. She and her husband Mike have twins, and their favorite pet is their pug, Pugslee.
Amy has lived in Knoxville all her life and is a graduate of Halls High School. She also attended Cumberland College. In her spare time she enjoys reading, photography, and cooking.
Angelia Blalock Director of Single Parent Family Ministry
Angelia has completed counseling, leadership and evangelism training, and she has studied Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Hindi, and Hungarian. At the beginning of 2002 she accepted God’s call on her life to Christian ministry in the areas of missions, evangelism, and multi-culture ministry.
In her role at FBC she enjoys working with single moms, sharing her faith with them, teaching them treasures in God’s Word, connecting them to the Body of Christ, watching them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, and seeing God restore their families.
Angelia and her husband Terry have two daughters, Erika and Emily. They also have a dog (Landan) and two cats (Tiger and Bentley). Angelia’s favorite interests include studying languages, sharing her faith (especially in other languages), memorizing Scripture, writing, speaking, vacationing with her family, and traveling around the world.
Larry Boyles Minister to Pastoral Care
Larry enjoys working with people and seeing God work through their lives. He began his career with an undergraduate degree in accounting from Jacksonville State University before earning his Masters of Administrative Science from the University of Alabama.
He and his wife Joyce have two children (Brant, Tyler), two daughters-in-law (Angie and Heather) and three grandchildren (Madelyn, Annalee, and Ty). Larry likes to spend his free time fishing.
Malinda Burnette Administrative Assistant
Malinda holds a B.S. in Business Office Administration from the University of Tennessee. She enjoys serving in her position at FBC, where she has the privilege of seeing the Lord work in the lives of people each week.
She and her husband Sam have two sons, two daughters-in-law, four grandsons, and they will soon have two granddaughters!
Charles Burris Campus Operations Coordinator
Charles has been on staff at FBC since 2008. He attended Farragut High School but graduated from Bradley Central High in Cleveland, TN. After continuing his education and professional career in Cleveland, he moved back to Knoxville and joined FBC in 2005.
Charles and his wife, Denise, have four children (Sommer, Chasity, Morgan, and Chris). He enjoys spending time with family, especially at the beach. He feels very honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve Christ at FBC, and he looks forward to seeing all the amazing things God has in store for the Church and himself.