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 (19), Jarrett (18), and Jackson (16). 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.

Steve Clark

Music/Worship

Steve was born into a pastor's home in Georgetown, Kentucky. He was saved at the age of 9 and surrendered to the gospel ministry as a senior in high school. After serving briefly in the United States Navy, he attended Lynchburg Baptist College (now Liberty University) where he graduated in 1979.  Steve has served in Baptist churches in Virginia and California before coming to FBT as the minister of music and worship. He has served at FBT for the past 25 years and also teaches English classes at Faith Christian Academy. Steve has been married for 44 years to his wife, Phyllis. They have five children: Wesley, Jana, Matthew, Jordan and Jamie. They are also very proud grandparents to 11 grandchildren. Steve also enjoys sports and is a committed Kentucky Wildcat fan. 

Chris Fritz

Young Adults

Chris has graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary with a degree in Religious Studies degree. He served as a youth pastor for several years at Faith Baptist and is now the Young Adults Pastor. He and his wife, Jill, have 2 kids; Ashley (9) and Nathan (6). Chris is also the morning DJ for WCLC Christian Radio and the afternoon DJ for its sister station, WGSN. He also teaches senior high Bible class at Faith Christian Academy. Chris is passionate about Christians knowing the Bible better, getting a deeper understanding of theology, and being able to defend the faith. He enjoys playing chess, spending time with family, studying philosophy and apologetics, and just having a good time.

Andy Lowe

Youth/Media/Facilities

Andy was born in Glasgow, Kentucky into a Pastor's home. He was saved at the age of 12 and answered the call to ministry as a high school senior. He attended Tennessee Temple University and later graduated from Liberty University in 2005. He also holds a degree in Industrial Electricity from Chattanooga State University. Before he enrolled in Bible College, he was employed for 4 years as an Electronics Technician and is very thankful for that time spent working and learning the electronics field as he uses his experience in ministry today. Andy served as Media Assistant for 3 years at Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, as Associate Pastor for 4 years at Norwood Baptist Church in Cincinnati, and has been serving at Faith Baptist Tabernacle with his wife along side him for the past 13 years. He served as General Manager of New Life Radio's WGSN station for 7 years and currently serves as a radio engineer for both WCLC and WGSN stations. Andy has been married to his wife Karen for 17 years. They are foster parents of two wonderful children. Their passion is to reach this generation for Christ, love them where they are, and help them grow into a deeper relationship with Christ. Andy loves to spend time with family, fish, and watch Kentucky Wildcat football and basketball. His life verse is John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease."

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 for 14 years. Together, they have three children: Macy (12), Canaan (9), and Beale (4). 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.