Meet Our Staff

Scott McKinney

Senior Pastor
smckinney@fbccookeville.org

After a diverse business background in the agriculture industry for 20 years, 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, Sam, & Laura Grace. 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 devote ourselves to serve. Scott cherishes spending time with his family and is an avid outdoorsman. You will find him right at home in the woods or water enjoying hunting and fishing.

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Mike Head

Executive Pastor
mhead@fbccookeville.org

Mike has been serving at FBC since 2001. Prior to surrendering to the call of his full-time ministry of administration, he served as Budget Director and Assistant Vice President for Financial Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for over 24 years. Mike has also served as a part time Minister of Music for seven years at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Birmingham. He and his wife Martha have been married for 47 years and have two sons and a daughter who are married and are the parents of eight beautiful grandchildren ages 13 and under. The desire of his heart is to see people saved and becoming fully engaged in the service of our Lord.

Bill Stone

Pastor of Pastoral Care
bstone@fbccookeville.org

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, and two granddaughters. 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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Alex Melton

Pastor of Youth & College
amelton@fbccookeville.org

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 three children, Bekah (6), Eli (5), and Hannah (19 mo). Alex has a heart for seeing students coming to know Jesus and grow as a follower of Jesus. He is a Florida guy 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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TJ Overstreet

Pastor of Small Groups
tj@fbccookeville.org

TJ is a long time Putnam County resident, has a background in marketing, business developement, construction management and has a love for people. TJ is a graduate of Cookeville High School and TTU where he received a degree in marketing. After spending several years in the corporate world, TJ felt a call into full-time ministry. TJ began serving as Pastor of Small Groups in August 2016. He and his wife Casey have been married for 19 years and have four beautiful children: Will, Oli, Ike and Catey. He enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities, sports, music, community involvement and spending time with his wonderful family.

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Greg Huff

Pastor of Music
ghuff@fbccookeville.org

Greg Huff has served as the Pastor of Music since April 2018. Greg grew up in Knoxville. He accepted God's call on his life to serve the local church through music while in college at the University of Tennessee. After college, he spent a year touring as a member of the Christian band, Truth. Since that time, he completed his seminary training at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served churches in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. He has a passion and goal to see the church genuinely worship across all ages in an intergenerational setting. Greg and his wife, Robin, have two children: Annie and Jackson.

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Colleen Cox

Recreation Coordinator/Publications Specialist
ccox@fbccookeville.org

Colleen has served at FBC since March 2006 starting a a Publications Specialist and then moving into a dual role of Recreation Coordinator and Publications Specialist in late 2008. Colleen graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Electronic Media Journalism. Before coming to FBC, she worked as a sports reporter for the Herald-Citizen. Colleen has a great passion for using sports and recreation to share the Gospel.

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Patricia Fuller

Pastor's Secretary
pfuller@fbccookeville.org

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Barbara Clouse

Financial Secretary
bclouse@fbccookeville.org

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Linda Venturino

Receptionist & Education Assistant
lventurino@fbccookeville.org

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Bobbie Gist

Music Ministry Secretary
bgist@fbccookeville.org

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