Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

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Scott McKinney

Senior Pastor

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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 been married for 21 years and have 3 children, Taylor (17), Sam (13), & Laura Grace (1). He received his M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary & is currently pursuing 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.

Mike Head

Associate Pastor of Administration

Mike has been serving at FBC for 13 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 7 grandchildren that they love dearly. He is also an avid golfer and Auburn Tigers fan. 

Todd Arnold

Minister of Music


Todd has been at FBC for several years, but began serving our pastoral staff in 2012 after answer a call to the ministry. Before serving on staff, Todd was the Choral Director at White County High School. He is a graduate of Tennessee Tech and is currently pursuing his Master’s at Belmont University. He loves to hike and camp in the beautiful state parks in Tennessee as well as write/compose his own music.

Patricia Fuller

Senior Pastor’s Secretary





Bobbie Gist

Music Ministry Assistant





Linda Venturino

Receptionist/Educational Assistant





Barbara Clouse

Administrative Assistant

Alex Melton

Associate Pastor of Youth & College 

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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 (3) 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 read his blog here.

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 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.

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.

Colleen Cox

Recreation Coordinator & Publications





Charlie Thomas

Student Ministry Intern





Maci Duncan

Student Ministry Intern





Philip Gant

Music Ministry Intern





Kelsey Conatser

Preschool/Children’s Ministry Intern