Tim is a graduate of West Coast Christian College in Fresno, California, where he studied Psychology and Education. He also graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY, with a Masters of Divinity degree. He has served in Holston Conference since 1998 in various capacities including youth director, associate pastor, and senior pastor. He has previously volunteered his time to serve as the chaplain for the Knoxville Ice Bears.
Throughout his ministry, Tim has been passionate about missions and outreach. He has a heart for those who are unchurched and under-churched. He is married to Cathy, an insurance biller at a local medical office, and they have raised two wonderful daughters, Ashlee and Kirby. When he is not doting on his girls and grandkids, Tim enjoys baseball, history, and traveling.
Rev. Austin ByerlyAssociate Pastor
Austin Byerly graduated from Duke Divinity School in May with his Master of Divinity. Prior to Duke, Austin attended the University of Tennessee, and majored in public relations with a business minor. While a student at UT, Austin was an active member of the Wesley Foundation and served as the representative to Annual Conference, student board member representative, and student worship intern. Austin wants everyone to experience the love of God that he has found in Scripture and in community. He is passionate about mission and building, growing, and enriching community.
Austin married his high school sweetheart, Ashlyn, in 2019. They are from Cleveland, Tennessee, where they grew up together in youth group. Together, they enjoy cheering on the Vols and Braves, finding the best ice cream, and traveling to the beach. Austin enjoys reading, hiking, and local diners.
Pastor Byerly’s first Sunday is on July 4th.
Carroll LoganMusic Minister
Carroll was born in Louisville, KY and received a BS in Music Education from Carson-Newman University, and Masters of Church Music from Southern Theological Seminary. Carroll and his wife, Brenda, met at Seminary where she completed a Masters of Religious Education degree. Over the years, Carroll has directed music part-time in several churches in the area including Cokesbury UMC, First Farragut UMC,Trinity UMC of Lenoir City and most recently, St. Paul UMC in Fountain City.
Carroll and Brenda have a son, Rhodes, who is a Consultant with Horizons Stewardship and wife, Amy, and their two children, Wendy and Alex are active members of Lebanon First UMC. Their daughter, Heather Kyle-Harmon, husband, Tom, and children, Nate, Grace, Walker, and Kimball are active members of Ebenezer UMC. Heather is a UT Extension Agent in Knox County.