Team Leaders

A wonderful team of servants!

    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. 

    He is also among only 100 men to obtain a certificate of Diploma from the  Dr. Adrian Rogers Pastors Training Institute

    Michael Wood, Worship Leader


    Michael "Mike" began his music ministry as a student at Tennessee Tech University.  Over the years, God has opened the door to allow Mike to serve in several churches in the Crossville area.  One more time, the Lord has opened the door for Mike to serve at First Baptist.

    Psalm 150 says to "Praise the Lord and Praise God in His sanctuary."  That is my goal and desire as I serve Him at First Baptist Church of Crossville.  To God be the glory, great things He has done!  And I am sure He will continue to do great things as we all look to Him for His guidance and direction.

    Debbie Wood, Pianist

    The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!  Psalm 126:3

    Serving the Lord with gladness and feeling overwhelmed by His goodness as I continue His work in the kingdom!

    To God be the Glory!

    Bonnie Peterson, Organist

    Bonnie has a deep love for her LORD and a sincerre dedication to  First Baptist Church. Bonnie amazingly gifted to play the organ but she is also our assisant pianist. How blessed we are to have her on our team!

    Carol Crowley, Assistant to Pastor


    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.