Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Pastoral Staff




Emerson Wiles

Emerson is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served over 29 years as a senior pastor to churches in Tennessee and Hawaii prior to retiring and becoming a transitional pastor. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for over 42 years and have four grown children and six grandchildren.


Pastor of Students and Family Life Ministries

Gary Stinnett

Gary is a graduate of Maryville College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Organization Management. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Pastor in charge of Sunday School and Discipleship here at FBCM and before that as a Youth Pastor at Dotson Memorial Baptist Church in Maryville. Gary is locally known as the voice of his alma mater, the William Blount High School Governors, as he has been their sports announcer for many years. He and his wife, Rhonda, have three grown children: Haley, Hannah, and Tyler.


Children's Ministry Director

Bethany Maynes

Bethany has extensive experience with our children’s ministry having served as an intern there from 2002 - 2004. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in child development. She and her husband, Jamie, are members of our church, attending the Young Adult II Sunday School class.

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Associate Pastor

Charles Ballard

Charles is a graduate of the University of Memphis and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served over 47 years of ministry with churches in Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee and as a hospital chaplain. He and his wife, Beverly, have been married 53 years and have one daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Bill Robinson

Worship Leader

Bill Robinson

Bill is well-known in this area for teaching orchestra in the Maryville City School system which he has done for 36 years. He has also served as a music director at a sister church for 13 years and as a conductor of the Maryville College Orchestra for 15 years. Bill is a graduate of the University of Tennessee/Knoxville having earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Music Education. He is married to Martha, has a daughter, Bailey, and two granddaughters, Evey and Ella.