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Senior Pastor

Jeff Lane

Jeff was born in Knoxville and made his Profession of Faith and Baptism at Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville in 1990. He is a graduate of Carson Newman University with a B.A. in Religion and History and he holds a Master of Divinity Degree in Christian Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained by Bethany Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky on October 12, 2014. Jeff enjoys a good cup of coffee and playing guitar. He and his wife Angela have three children.

Minister of Music

Mike Bundon

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Youth Minister

Jimbo Watson

Financial Secretary

Julia Burnett

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Julia was born in Warren, Arkansas and moved to Knoxville as a child when her father accepted the pastorate of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Her husband, Mitchell, is now pastor at Sixth Avenue and Julia serves as church clerk and pianist. She retired from her position as Business Manager of a local employment staffing company after twenty-six years and has been with Smithwood since 2016.

Julia and Mitchell have two sons: Paul and wife Amber; Seth and wife Elisha; and four grandsons, Keaton, Lian, Jeremiah and A.J.

Administrative Assistant

Cathi Caddell

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Interim Pianist

Lisa Ivy


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Technical and Sound Support

Kenneth Haynes