Our Staff

Dale Darley

Senior Pastor

Office: 865-376-6041

When I was twelve years old, I was invited to attend a 7th & 8th Grade Boys Sunday School class at the church near my home.  Even though I initially declined the offer, the prayerful persistence of that teacher eventually persuaded me to, as I thought to myself, “at least go and give it a try.”  My life was forever changed!  It was there that I first heard the good news about God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.  That was over forty years ago, and I haven’t gotten over it yet!

 I am married to my best friend, Leigh Ann, and together we have three children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and two precious grandchildren!  Our prayer for First Baptist is that everyone who comes through the doors of our church will hear that same Good News!

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