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.

Chris Fritz

Young Adults

Chris has graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary with a degree in Religious Studies. 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 two 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. Chris teaches senior high Bible class at Faith Christian Academy and 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


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 20 years. They are parents of three wonderful children, Nevaeh (14), Serenity (6) and Malachi (2). 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. 

Austin Smith

Youth pastor

Austin graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2018 with a degree in Pastoral Ministries. After graduation, Austin and his wife spent two years traveling as representatives for their alma mater. Austin and Holly have been married for two years and are expecting their first baby in March of 2021. Austin grew up as a missionary kid in Africa and has always had a desire to serve in ministry. He has a love for teens and a desire to see them grow spiritually in order to make a difference in their generation. He is excited to see what God is going to do through the teens here in Jamestown. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, beating teens in 2k, and hanging out with his awesome wife.

bryan walker

Interim worship pastor

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.  Bryan currently exercises that calling with the Faith Family each week, and also travels full time time singing with Legacy Five.  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.

He and his wife Bethany reside in Cookeville, TN with their 3 children, Bingham (4), Bayla (2), and Bryson (1).