Senior Pastor

Jeff Lane

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Jeff was born here in Knoxville, TN. His family moved to Maryville, TN when he was in 7th grade and he lived there through High School.  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 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Jeff enjoys a good cup of coffee and playing guitar. He and his wife Angela have three children.

Interim Minister of Music

Kim Bowen

Kim has served in music ministry positions in Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Tennessee for over 33 years. A graduate of Samford University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he and his wife Kathy have three children and four grandchildren. His interests include golf, gardening, and college football.

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.  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 her husband Mitchell have two sons: Paul and wife Amber; Seth and wife Elisha; and five grandsons, Keaton, Lian, Jeremiah, A.J., and Wyatt.

Administrative Assistant

Cathi Caddell

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Krista Partin

Krista is a graduate of Carson-Newman University where she was a piano performance major. She also served for a time as accompanist for A Cappella Choir, the premiere concert choir. Krista has a broad range of experience in many genres of musical worship.



Paul Caton

Technical and Sound Support

Kenneth Haynes