Gary HenlineSr. Minister

Gary began his ministry at FCC in November of 2013. He and his wife Teresa have been married for 34 years, and have 3 beautiful daughters, Lyndi is 31. She and her husband Scott and 2 children, ages 8 and 6 make their home in West TN and are school teachers. Jaimi is 25 and a Senior at Johnson University TN, and Kayci is 22 and a Senior at the University of Memphis. Gary loves to hunt, fly fish, and long distance bike ride. He loves to read and study, and has the greatest job in the world, preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Gary is in his 26th year of ministry.


Nic Bancroft – Minister of Worship and Young Adults

Nic and his wife Kristen have been serving at FCC since March of 2013 part-time and then full-time on staff. Nic is a recent graduate of Johnson University in Knoxville. He and Kristen have 2 ornery and rambunctious children, Lucy and Isaac. Nic enjoys reading, playing music, and challenging the status quo when he is not watching his Ohio State Buckeyes win National Championships.



Drew Mason – Youth Minister

Drew and his wife Morgan have been serving at FCC since May of 2014 part-time. Both Drew and Morgan attend Johnson University in Knoxville. Drew is getting his B.A. in Youth Ministry. Their interests include hiking, Netflix, hanging out with the youth, and playing music.






Karen Eastep – Children’s Director

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Karen has been a part of FCC since 1997. She was the nursery director for several years and has directed VBS for over 10 years and now serves as Children’s Director. She is a graduate of Johnson University (’04) and recently completed her Master’s Degree at Strayer University.  Karen enjoys reading, playing Scrabble, camping in the great Smokey Mountains and watching Jeopardy. One of her dreams is to be a contestant on Jeopardy.  Karen has a passion for the youngest members of God’s Kingdom and loves working alongside parents to help children grow in their relationship with Jesus.



Melanie Barbo – Office Secretary

I am the secretary at FCC. I have 3 wonderful grown children and 7 grandchildren. I joined FCC in 1996. My children grew up in this church and presently Stephanie Haley and RB Zacher and their families are attending here. Adam is a youth minister at a church in Lenoir City.