Joey began serving as pastor of TGBC in August of 2015. He was born in central Indiana and spent most of his time growing up in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Joey met his wife Rose at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and they have been married since 2006. They have one daughter, Lily, who brings great joy to their lives. Joey received a Masters of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova, Tennessee, in 2007 and he has been in the ministry for over 20 years serving in churches in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Maine. He is an avid Indiana Hoosier and Tennessee Volunteer fan! He enjoys sports and the outdoors. He loves to travel, sightsee, play board games, and spend time with family and friends.
Interim Worship Leader
Next Generation Pastor
Karen Scott is from Madisonville, TN and graduated from Maryville College. Karen and her husband, James, were married in 2009. They have lived and worked in Knoxville since being married. They still attend worship and serve at First Baptist Church in Madisonville. Karen began working at TGBC in 2017, and has loved getting to know our church family. Karen serves on the Board of Directors for Harvest Field Ministries. She has been traveling to Les Anglais, Haiti with this ministry since 2012.
Brad Cox is a graduate of Johnson University and has served at Thorn Grove Baptist Church since 2019. He has been involved with various aspects of worship ministry since he was 12 years old. Brad enjoys listening to new music, gardening, and spending time at the homestead with his wife, Laura, and two children.