Julie Arnold CCS Registrar & Administrative Assistant to Elementary Principal
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.
Eric Barclay IT Manager
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.
Bill Bayless Sports Outreach Assistant
After retiring from TVA with 35 years of service, Bill joined the staff at Concord as a part-time Sports Coordinator in July 2013. Bill and his wife Maleah have been married 38 years; they have two children, Jonathan (34) and Bethany (33); three grandchildren, Tala (9), Walker (7) and Frances (4). The Bayless family joined Concord in April 1987.
Bill participates in the Senior Olympics in 3-on-3 basketball and still enjoys playing some pickup ball. He enjoys being involved with children and adults through sports. You may often see Bill in a striped (referee) shirt or at least in gym shorts. Bill is also an MMA/UFC fan (but not a practitioner), and has taught adult Sunday School for 20+ years.
Andrew Bingham Student Worship Leader
Cheri Burt Worship Ministry Coordinator
Caylee Carter Concord Students Girls' Ministry Director
Jamie Dewald Pastor of Life Groups
Claire Edwards Next Steps Coordinator
Claire holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Tennessee, with a concentration in public relations. In addition to assisting Bill Morgan, she designs and produces flyers, training materials, and displays for the FBC Missions Office. Her favorite part of her job is that she gets to be part of people’s journeys. She loves watching people discover that they can use their God-given talents in creative ways to spread the Gospel.
Claire and her husband, Tyler, have a wild little boy named Brandon and a newborn named Michael. In her spare time, she looks forward to time with her family and their dog, Tux. She also enjoys reading and crafts—especially crafts. You will always find her creating something!
Allysen Efferson Counselor
Allysen Efferson is a Marriage and Family therapist intern and holds a temporary license in Marriage and Family Therapy from the state of Tennessee. She is also a licensed Speech Pathologist in the state of Tennessee, and California. Her primary counseling focus is women and family issues which include physical and sexual abuse, addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, boundaries in relationship, parenting, divorce, grief, unplanned pregnancy, post-abortive support, and premarital and couples counseling. She believes in using a faith-based therapeutic approach that integrates sound psychology with biblical doctrine to meet the needs of clients in a way that promotes healing, intimacy, and growth in their relationship with Christ.
Mrs. Efferson graduated from California Baptist University with a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2017. She did her clinical practicum internship at Concord Baptist Church, and Bradford Mental Health center working with addictions. She has been on staff at Concord as a counselor since the beginning of 2018. Mrs. Efferson also has Masters of Science in Speech Pathology from Mississippi University for Women in 2001 and works as a speech pathologist providing teletherapy support for international clients.