Meet Our Staff

Scott McKinney

Senior Pastor

Scott began serving as Senior Pastor in June 2015, moving from Georgia where he has pastored two other churches. Scott and his wife, Christa, have 3 children, Taylor (18), Sam (14), & Laura Grace (2). He received his M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary & is finishing his Doctorate of Ministry from NOBTS. Scott’s vision for the church is to desire God, disciple people, and dedicate ourselves to serve. When he is not in the office you will find him spending time with Christa and the kids, hunting, or out on the lake.

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Mike Head

Executive Pastor

Mike has been serving at FBC for 15 years since leaving the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he worked in the University Administration overseeing the finances of the university. At FBC he does everything, literally. Mike evens calls himself the “Pastor of Miscellaneous” doing whatever is needed to serve the church. He is married to Martha and they have 3 children. They also have 8 grandchildren that they love dearly. He is also an avid golfer and Auburn Tigers fan.

Todd Arnold

Associate Pastor of Worship

Todd has been at FBC for several years, but began serving our pastoral staff in 2012. Before serving on staff, Todd was the Choral Director at White County High School. He is a graduate of Tennessee Tech and completed his Master's at Belmont University. Todd just married his wife, Brittany, in May 2016. He loves to hike and camp in the beautiful state parks in Tennessee as well as write/compose his own music.

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Alex Melton

Associate Pastor of Youth & College

Alex and his wife, Kelli, moved to Cookeville in June 2013 to lead our Youth and College ministries. They have been married since June 2009 and have two children, Bekah (4) and Eli (2). Alex has a heart for seeing students coming to know Jesus and grow as a follower of Jesus. He is a Florida boy who loves football, especially Florida State, and the beach. He has a B.A. from the University of Central Florida and a M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @melton_alex.

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Bill Stone

Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care

After serving 25 years as the Student Minister at FBC, Bill felt a call to move to serve in another way in the church. In 2012 he began serving as the Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care. In this new role, Bill regularly ministers to people in the hospital, in their homes, and counsels people at the church. Bill is married to Lisa and they have one son, Matt. Bill is originally from North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University, then completed his M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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TJ Overstreet

Associate Pastor of Small Groups

Ann Hertzfeldt

Preschool & Children's Director

Ann serves as the Director over our Children and Preschool Ministries. Before coming on staff at FBC, she served as a teacher at Parkview Elementary School. Ann desires for all children to learn about Jesus in the Bible and equip their parents to teach at home. Ann is married to Steve and they have one daughter, Jenny. They have 3 grandchildren, Nathan, Conner, and Katie.

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Colleen Cox

Recreation Coordinator & Publications Specialist

Colleen has served at FBC for 10 years starting as a Publications Specialist and then moving into a dual role of Recreation Coordinator and Publications Specialist. Colleen has a great passion for using sports and recreation to share Jesus with children, youth and adults.

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Patricia Fuller

Senior Pastor’s Secretary

Barbara Gist

Music Ministry Secretary

Barbara Clouse

Financial Secretary

Linda Venturino

Receptionist & Education Assistant