• Raymond Phillips, Senior Pastor

    Pastor Raymond comes to First Baptist Church Crossville after serving 17 years at Unity Baptist Church and was the former pastor at Columbia Hill Baptist for 24 years.

    Raymond was called to preach at the young age of 14 and began as pastor at Columbia Hill Baptist at the age of 17 while attending Monterey High School. 

    Pastor Raymond and Angie have been serving in the ministry for 41 years.


    Pastor Raymond holds a B.S. in Communications from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville TN, and he obtained a M.A. in  Organizational Leadership from Campbellsville University in KY.

  • Eric Hinson, Minister of Music

    Brother Eric comes to First Baptist with over 40 years of ministry experience.  Trained at Belmont University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he has served churches in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia.  An accomplished conductor, he also sings with the Tennessee Men's Chorale.  Brother Eric loves Crossville and fully embraces the vision of "First Baptist Church"!

  • Debby Evenson, Pianist & Organist

    Debby  began serving as FBC's accompanist in January 2022.  She is a very talented and accomplished musician.

  • Carol Crowley, Secretary

    Carol is our Secretary and began working for First Baptist in April 2015.  She holds an undergraduate degree from Liberty University (B.S., Business Admin.), as well as a graduate degree in Religious Education from Covington Theological Seminary.  Carol and her husband, Tom, worked 30 years in ministry in Ohio.

  • Don Gingerich, Custodian

    Don has been working in the custodial department of First Baptist since August 2017.  He is an experienced and willing worker, who came to us with a background of more than 30 years at Cumberland Medical Center before his retirement.  Don has been a member of FBC for many years.