Say hello to the leadership team at Immanuel Baptist Church


Say hello to the leadership team at Immanuel. Got questions for the team? Click their picture for their personal contact information, or contact our church office at 615-444-5563.

Jeff Pratt - Senior Pastor

Jeff Pratt started at Immanuel in 2017 as the Associate Pastor to our contemporary worship service. He was affirmed as Senior Pastor on November 22, 2020. Jeff is married to his wife Julie and they have three children, Cole, Madison, and Alec.

John Hellams - Executive Pastor

John Hellams joined our team as Executive Pastor in May 2021. He and his wife, Jessica, have been married since 2013 and have three daughters: Claire, Hannah, and Emma.

Mark Caruth - Minister of Music & Golden Gems

Mark Caruth has been the Minister of Music at Immanuel since 2009. Mark also began to direct the IBC Golden Gems Senior Adult Ministry in January of 2017. Mark married his wife Dena in 1982 and now has two grown sons, Dallas & Daniel.

Cameron George - Creative Arts Minister

Cameron George joined the team at Immanuel in 2018 as the Creative Arts Minister & Contemporary Worship Leader. Cameron married his wife Taylor in 2016 and just had their first son in January of 2020.

Darrin Reynolds - Connections Pastor

Darrin Reynolds has been at Immanuel since 2010 as the Student Pastor and now Connections Pastor. Darrin met his wife, Emily, at Cumberland University and married her in 2005. Darrin & Emily have two children, Jackson & Madison.


Edgar Bozant joined our team as Student Pastor in August 2021. Edgar is ecstatic about doing life with students in our community and their families. Edgar and his wife, Aria, have one daughter, Finley.

Angelia Jones - Preschool & Children Director

Angelia Jones has been the Preschool & Children Director at Immanuel since 2006. Angelia is married to her husband Doug and has three children. Angelia's passion is to make every child feel loved and accepted, and to nurture them so that one day they will make the choice to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Carl Jones - Care Ministry Director

Carl Jones was born in Nashville in 1941 and married his wife, Bonnie, in 1963. Carl was saved at age 25 and asked God for knowledge on how to help others understand the Bible. Carl has now been teaching Bible classes for over fifty years at Immanuel and beyond and leads our Pastoral Care Ministry.

Bill Ross - Ministry Staff

Bill Ross and his wife Melissa married in 1992. Bill and Melissa have one daughter, Bethany. Bill and Melissa now lead the Anchor Counseling Ministry at Immanuel which reaches and helps people in our church and all across our community.

Dwight Moss - Sunday School consultant

Dwight Moss is originally from Northwest Tennessee where he met and married the love of his life, Zannie. Dwight & Zannie have two sons, a daughter and four wonderful granddaughters. Dwight began his Christian education ministry as Sunday School director before his family served as Mission Service Corps missionaries with NAMB helping plant a church in the Seattle area from 1991-1993. He received his B.S. in Christian Education from Mid-Continent University, served as Minister of Education in Athens, AL and Education/Discipleship Pastor in Decatur, AL before retiring and moving to the Lebanon area in 2019. Upon retiring from staff ministry, Dwight has put a focus on his consulting/coaching/training ministry, Sunday School/Home Group Trainers.


patti clark - Student & Children creative arts Director

Rachael McDonald - Director of Wee Care


Mary anna swartwout - church secretary

Sharon gann - Office & facilities coordinator

carolyn campbell - ministry assistant

mitzie carlton - Ministry assistant

lynn winfree - Ministry assistant

cynthia mullican - financial secretary


Larry Smith - MAINTENANCe Supervisor

matthew mullican - custodial assistant

Don Elmore - Assistant Maintenance


harold ford - Kitchen supervisor