Meet Our Staff

Denise Wheat

Denise Wheat Director of Preschool Ministries


Denise has lived in Knoxville most of her life, and in her position at FBC she strives to help families feel good about leaving their children in the preschool so they can go to worship or Bible Fellowship class. Denise believes she has one of the best jobs ever because she loves loving preschoolers, who are like sponges and soak up everything they hear about God and His Word. She’s happy to play a role in their formative years, and she enjoys watching them grow and become adults. Denise also appreciates her great staff and delights in having meaningful interactions with parents each week.

She and her husband Les have been married for 38 years, and they have two grown children. In her free time, Denise enjoys scrapbooking, knitting, reading, and shopping.