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. 

Pastors Welcome

Thank you for taking time to visit us on the web.  It is our prayer that people will come to know the Lord in a personal relationship, walk with Him in deeper fellowship, and in turn communicate Him to others with a positive impact.

At Grace Baptist Church it is our high calling to preach and proclaim boldly that Christ Jesus is the only Lord and Savior, and that to know Him is to follow His commission to win others with that same truth.

If you are in or around the greater Lenoir City area, and you desire a church that is passionate for Christ and His Word I hope you will visit us soon.

Yours in Christ,

Brother Jeff Waldrop


Youth Pastor: Mitch Galyon


Mitch Galyon was saved at the age of 16 at Union McMinn Baptist Church in Niota TN. He considers God’s blessings for being raised in church, and with a lifetime of ups and down a godly heritage was a foundation in his youth. In 2010 he surrendered to the call to preach, what a ride! But a good ride! After many years of singing and evangelism, him and his wife, Carrie Galyon, are tremendously grateful for the call to lead the youth at Grace Baptist Church. Brother Mitch, “I take this very seriously and pray God will bless it richly.”


Associates in Theology and pursuing a Bachelors in Theology