Joshua Grubbs

Senior Pastor

Josh graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 1998 with a degree in Pastoral Ministries and spent 15 years serving at the Shenandoah Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tennessee. For 6 years, he served at the Somerville Baptist Church in Somerville, Alabama under the leadership of Dr. Shane Lewis. In January of 2019, he was called to be the pastor of Faith Baptist Tabernacle. Josh has been married to his wife, Kim for over 25 years. They have 3 adult children, each of whom are married and serving the Lord with their spouses: Jordyn & husband Jordan, Jarrett & wife Michaela, and Jackson & wife Kylie. He has a strong desire to reach the next generation with the gospel and to help build strong Christians and strong families. Josh desires to lead a ministry that will help people love God supremely, grow together in faith community, and serve others humbly. Besides his love for the local church, Josh also enjoys spending time with his family, cheering for the Tennessee Volunteers, playing golf, drinking coffee, and reading. 

Fred Allred

Founder/Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Fred Allred is a native of Fentress County Tennessee and the founding pastor of Faith Baptist Tabernacle.  Saved at the age of 11, he was called into the ministry when he was only 18.  He was ordained at South Main Street Baptist Church in August 29, 1973. It was there, under the leadership of his grandfather, Stanley Cravens, he became an associate pastor.  He then continued his education by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Theological Studies from Clarksville School of Theology.


In the Spring of 1980, Pastor Allred and his wife Brenda prayerfully organized a new congregation in a small community room in Jamestown, TN. On May 11, thirty charter members came together to form Faith Baptist Tabernacle, a church committed to fulfilling the great commission, going out into the world and spreading the gospel, developing others to be disciples of their faith with a heart for missions at home and abroad.

Pastor Allred also founded Faith Christian Academy, a ministry of Faith Baptist Tabernacle; Bible Believer’s Network and New Life Studios which operates two 24 hour Gospel radio stations that broadcast across Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountain region.  This ministry also operates its’ Mission Point properties and Mission Point Jubilee, an event every October overlooking the colorful splendor of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains.  As a student of Bible Prophecy for more than 40 years, Pastor Allred led numerous trips to the Holy Lands to study the intricacies of the geography and physical details involved historically, presently and in the future for events of significance.  He produced two video presentations on the subject of Bible Prophecy: Behold He Comes and Revelations Visualized. These presentations along with his teachings led him to speak across the country in various churches and conferences. Furthermore, much to his credit is his expertise as an esteemed business man and political leader in his community and state, making an impact for Conservative Values.

Pastor Allred stepped away from full time ministry in 2019 after health issues prevented him from continuing his calling as Pastor of FBT.  

Ms. Brenda unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord in January of 2024.

Matt & Jenni Franklin

administrative pastor- Matt

Administrative Assistant- Jenni

Matt and Jenni Franklin both grew up in pastors' homes and understand the immense importance of serving a local body of believers.  Having served together on multiple church staffs, the Franklins bring experience and knowledge to the day to day operations of our church.  Matt's leadership skills and welcoming spirit are a great fit for his role of Administrative Pastor. Jenni brings a great work ethic and an attention to detail that is needed when assisting the pastoral staff.

Matt and Jenni are blessed with two children, Jed and Cali, who are actively involved in the FBT youth ministry.

Wes Clark

Counseling/Christian School Administrator

Wes graduated from Tennessee Temple in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies and later received a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University.  Wes is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Provider designation in the state of Tennessee.  He has served as the administrator at Faith Christian Academy since June of 2016.  He has been married to his wife Amanda since 2004. Together, they have four children: Macy, Canaan, Beale, and Laurel. Wes enjoys both watching and participating in sports, is a huge Kentucky Wildcats fan, and is passionate about building relationships that bring others closer to Christ.

Traci Wright

Church/Academy ADMINISTRATive assistant

Traci was born and raised in the central Florida area. She moved to Tennessee in October of 2000. She has worked at Faith Christian Academy, a ministry of Faith Baptist Tabernacle, as an Administrative Assistant for the last 15 years. Two years ago, Traci joined the church staff as secretary. She enjoys spending time with her family and helping her husband on the farm. 

Andrew BEaty

Youth pastor

Andrew's Bio is coming soon!  Stay tuned!

bryan walker

worship pastor/media director

Bryan grew up in Sevierville, Tennessee around church life and came to know the Lord as his Savior at the age of 13.  A few short years later at the age of 18, Bryan recognized the calling to full time Christian ministry, with the primary calling of leading in musical worship. Bryan learned many media and audio/visual abilities in his years of traveling gospel music ministry.  Bryan is a graduate of The King's Academy in Seymour, Tennessee and has collegiate education as a religion major.

He and his wife Bethany reside in Cookeville, TN with their 4 children, Bingham, Bayla, Bryson, and Boston.