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. Josh has been married to his wife, Kim for over 20 years. They have 3 children: Jordyn, Jarrett, and Jackson. 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 has 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 has been led to make 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 has produced two video presentations on the subject of Bible Prophecy: Behold He Comes and Revelations Visualized. These presentations along with his teachings have 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.

Matt & Jenni Franklin

Executive 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 (16), and Cali (14) 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 around church and Christian music his entire life.  It was because of a powerful youth conference that Bryan was born again at the age of 13.  He answered the call into full time Christian ministry at the age of 18, knowing that his primary calling would be to lead Christians in musical worship. In October of 2013, Bryan also recognized the call on his life to preach the gospel.  He exercises that calling as the need and opportunity arises here at FBT. Each week you will find Bryan working hard in the media room, choir library, and on the platform doing all he can to bring glory to Christ through the media and music ministries.

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