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 gospel-centered ministry in the local church. Along with ministry, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading theology, playing golf, watching sports, and traveling. He and his family have lifelong goals of visiting all of America’s National Parks and every Major League Baseball stadium.