Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Dr. Justin Terrell

Pastor Justin came to First Baptist Church in the fall of 2015, after serving as pastor of two churches in Georgia. He is originally from Smithville, TN, and is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min, 2012), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div, 2006), and the University of Tennessee (B.S., 2002). In 2010, he married Emily, and they have two daughters, Sadie and Jade. Pastor Justin has a passion for expository preaching and Bible teaching, and a heart for…
Associate Pastor

Rev. Cory Hammett

Cory has been serving as Associate Pastor of Spiritual Growth and Missions at First Baptist Church, Dandridge since August of 2008. As Associate Pastor, he oversees all aspects of education at FBC including Sunday School, Christian Life University, and Small Groups. He also oversees all of the local, national, and international mission efforts. His desire is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to empower them for ministry and to be on mission. Cory holds a…
Worship Pastor

Dr. Chris Headley

Chris joined our staff in February of 2010. A native of Ohio, Chris attended the University of Richmond and received a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies, a specialized multidisciplinary Business Degree focused on nonprofit organizations. He met his wife, Kristel, while attending Richmond. Following college, Chris studied for the MDiv. in Church Music at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, Chris has an MA in Worship Studies from Liberty University and a Doctorate of Worship Studies from the Robert…
Student Pastor

Rev. Andy Henard

Andy became the Student Pastor and the newest staff member at FBC in May of 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of Kentucky. Andy also holds a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Andy and his wife, Kate have three beautiful daughters. Laurel, their first baby, was born in November 2012, Ivy was born in March 2015 and Suzannah was born in…
Director of Children’s Ministries

Shelly Mowery