meet our staff

Berea Baptist Church is a busy, growing, serving church. We currently have three key leaders that oversee our biggest ministries at Berea. Read below to learn more!

  • Michael Napier

    Senior Pastor

    Responsibilities

    Pastor Mike is responsible for helping the congregation to reach people for Christ, developing disciples and demonstrating to others how to live the abundant life promised by Jesus.  He preaches, teaches, works with fellow believers and enjoys being with people.

     

    Family

    Pastor Mike is married to the love of his life, Linda, since 1979. They have three adult children, Jason, Rebecca and Sarah, each actively serving the Lord in their own ministries and six very active grandchildren.


    Other Interests

    Pastor Mike’s greatest interest is people and enjoys spending time with family, especially his family. He is an avid shooter and outdoorsman. He also enjoys remodeling older houses as a hobby and can frequently be found working on a new project with the grandsons.

    He is the Executive Director of Family Christian Academy, serving as a home education ambassador to Tennessee and other states, holding home education seminars, speaking at conferences and helping parents successfully educate their children.


    Education

    Doctor of Biblical Studies, Theology, Gulf Coast Bible Institute and Seminary

    Ordained as a Baptist Pastor by Trinity Baptist Temple, 1994


  • Josh coffelt

    assistant Pastor

    Responsibilities

    Josh helps lead the congregation to reach people for Christ, oversees the teaching ministries of the church and loves meeting new people.  He is a skilled IT technician and has oversight of the maintenance of the church information systems. He finds his passion in serving the Lord Jesus through leading the church to grow in Christ.


    Family

    Josh is married to Heather, whom he met while they were attending college together. They have two beautiful children, Josiah and Haven, who keep them busy.  Heather is an accomplished musician, serving as the church lead pianist.


    Other Interests

    Josh enjoys anything computer related, some might even call him a “computer geek”!  He is passionate about anything relating to his family. Josh enjoys range time and is a dedicated hunter.

    Josh and Heather love their Pastor and church family, and are looking forward to what God has planned for them at Berea Baptist Church.  Josh’s life verse is Jude 22 “And of some have compassion, making a difference:”


    Education

    Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Crown College

    Ordained as a Baptist Evangelist by Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle, 2008


  • curtis carter

    director of ru & Youth ministries

    Responsibilities

    As our Youth Director, Curtis provides direction and oversight for our entire youth ministry (infant-12th grade). He works closely with teachers and volunteers to ensure our children are learning the bible and having fun in a safe, loving environment. 


    Curtis also serves as BBC's Reformer's Unanimous Director. He and his wife, Kelly started our Addiction Recovery ministry in 2017 with a burden for helping those struggling with the bonds of addiction. As an RU Director, Curtis is faithful to his ministry every Friday night and his enthusiasm and personal commitment to the Lord shine as he encourages and helps attendees and volunteers. 


    Family

    Curtis is a devoted husband to Kelly and father to Ava. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking and traveling. 


    Other Interests

    Curtis is employed as a Network Systems Engineer and enjoys UT football, Predators Hockey and is a wanna be BBQ pit master. 


    Education

    Electronics Technology - Fountain Head College of Technology, 2010