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.

Will Crum - Discipleship & Family Pastor

Will Crum joined our staff team in December 2021. He and his wife, Jenny, have been married since 2005 and have three amazing kids: Liam, Carli and Olivia.

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. They have two little boys, Hannon and Hudson.

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.

Mike Massaro - Student Pastor

Mike Massaro joined the team at Immanuel in 2022 as the Student Pastor. He and his wife, Heather, have two children: Hudson & Selah.

Rachel McDonald - Director of Kids Ministry

Rachel McDonald has been at Immanuel since 2006 as the Director of Weekday Early Education and now as the Director of Kids Ministry. Rachel and her husband, Brandon, have three daughters: Emilee, Natalee, and Chloee.

Cayla Kolbe- Director of WEE Care

Cayla Kolbe joined the team at Immanuel in 2022 as Director of Weekday Early Education. Cayla married her husband Wes in 2011. They have one son, Beckett. 

patti clark - Student & Children creative arts Director

Patti Clark has attended Immanuel her entire life, and joined the ministry staff at Immanuel in 2006 as the Creative Arts Director. Patti is married to her husband Joey and they have two children, Nathan and Allie.

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.


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