Sam was born in Athens, TN and born again in Athens during his senior year in High School. Sam’s salvation experience radically changed his life forever! Sam has been married to his beautiful wife, Kim, for 43 years and they have served the Lord faithfully for all those years in many different areas of ministry. They were involved in music evangelism, youth ministry, and then served as missionary/church planters in The Netherlands for 10 years. During their time in the Netherlands they were able to plant a Dutch church and Sam served as Pastor at International Baptist Church – Eindhoven. Since returning to the States, Sam has served as Pastor in several churches in Florida, Georgia, TN, and Indiana.
Sam has a real heart for shepherding God’s people, missions and evangelism. He and his wife have led many mission trips including working on an Indian reservation, refugee centers in The Netherlands, evangelism in Belize and Moldova, as well as helping a church in Canada.
Since retiring from full-time ministry a few years ago Sam joined his wife, Kim, in her renovation business and they are both currently Real Estate Advisors. They also both teach English as a Second Language (ESL) every week and continue to love working with internationals.
Sam says, “We have been successful in the renovation business as well as the real estate market but I haven’t been able to escape my calling and desire to be shepherding the people of God. After being in “full-time” ministry for all of my adult life, I believe the last three years in the business world have given me a fresh and rich perspective of what walking with and serving Jesus really means to the believers who sit in our pews every week. It is my desire to help others develop a “real world” faith that makes disciples who are truly Christ followers.”
Rev. Gary Mullins
Pastor of Worship and Youth.
Gary was born in Cookeville TN, and has served churches in Ohio, Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee. Gary is married to Yvonne Mullins and has three daughters.
Gary started playing the piano at church when he was 14 years old, and by 16 was music director at a church in Beavercreek Ohio. Although he worked in the business world for many years, music has always been his passion in life. Gary was a bi-vocational music director for over 30 years when, in 2002, he started serving churches in a full time capacity. In December 2017, Gary celebrated his 50th year in the Music Ministry. Gary's life verse is
"Call on Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things you do not know!" Jer 33:3
Bessie Sells has celebrated over 30 years as Custodian of the First Baptist Church, Jamestown. Thank you Bessie for a wonderful 30 years , and looking forward to many more!
Tammy Davidson was born in Indiana to a Vietnam Veteran Randy Morris from Hazard Ky. and his wife Shirley Morris a Jamestown Native. Her parents settled in Jamestown after her father was Honorably discharged from the Army in 1974. Tammy received Christ as her Savior when she was 13 years old and has served him since. She is a Graduate of Cumberland Christian School. After graduating Tammy held several different jobs from waitress at Pizza Hut to production clerk at Micro Metal. Then she moved to Cookeville to work as a Line Lead Person at Russell Stovers Candies for 8 years. In 2000 Tammy took a job as a Mail Contract Sub for the USPS working with them for 20 years during this time she attended Penn Foster online Career School for Court Reporting. In 2010 Tammy took a job as a sub for the local school board when she decided that she wanted to become a full time Paraprofessional, teaching the children of Fentress County at Pine Haven Elementary. Now at the age of 48 she is starting a new career as our Church Secretary. We welcome Tammy to our staff and pray you always know she is willing to help you or simply pray with you.