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Pastor Jeff Waldrop is the Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church.   Pastor Waldrop was called to preach in 1998 at Childs Memorial Baptist Church in Harriman, Tennessee.   In September of 2000 he was ordained to the ministry by Woodlawn Baptist Church of Lenoir City, when he received the call as Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist church, Lenoir City, Tennessee.  Pastor Waldrop has been Interim Pastor and Senior Pastor of 5 Baptist churches before he was called to be Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in December of 2008.  His preaching style can be described as passionately bold and biblically energetic with a desire to see souls saved every time he preaches.  He has been married to his wife Shana Waldrop since December of 1995 , and has two children Hayden Waldrop and Keiley Waldrop.


Pastor Jeff Waldrop has an earned A.S. in Sacred Literature from Covington Theological Seminary,  an earned B.A. in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary, and an earned Master's of Theology - Th.M from Andersonville Theological Seminary, and holds an earned a Doctor of Theology - Th.D from Andersonville Theological Seminary. 



Youth Pastor/Worship Leader: Zack Ward


Zack Ward was saved at the age of 11, and was called to preach at the age of 16. He considers God’s blessings for being raised in church, and a godly heritage was a foundation in his youth. From a young age, Zack developed a love for music and worship among the church. After many years of singing and evangelism, he and his wife, Hannah Ward, are tremendously grateful for the opportunity to lead the worship at Grace Baptist Church. Zack also has the opportunity to lead our Youth department as Youth Pastor. With a focus and desire for the next generation, his role is to support, lead, and cultivate our youth ministry. His role as worship leader includes leading corporate worship, directing the choir, coordinating special music, and organizing our special singings. It his job to prepare hearts for the preaching of God's word.

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