Wint Fox- Senior Pastor
Our Senior Pastor Wint Fox was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up at Leawood Baptist Church where he met his wife, and Pastor’s daughter, Vicky, and was married in 1994. They have four children (from left to right): Salem, their 4-year-old, is in special education preschool at Tara Oaks Elementary; Isaiah, age 5, who was born in India and is in kindergarten at Tara Oaks Elementary; Shiloh, age 19, who is attending California Baptist University in Southern California; and finally, Elijah, age 21, who is a Blue Mountain College student in North Mississippi.
The Fox family is devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ and to the growth of His kingdom through the vessel of the local church. They believe…“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching for reproof for correction and for training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
He previously served in many multifaceted and diverse roles throughout his 23 years of ministry experience. Most recently, he was the Associate Cluster Leader and Church Planter Strategist Pastor from 2009 to present with the International Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention. While serving in this capacity, Wint had the opportunity to supervise and shepherd other missionary families throughout various states in south Asia. He also trained and equipped missionaries from North America to lead in catalytic training and church planting efforts in South Asia. He helped plant churches among new and unreached areas and people groups in south Asia and he helped mobilize kingdom resources for translation of biblical resources so new believers could have access to God’s Word in their native tongue.
Chuck Smith- Minister of Music
Chuck is serving as our Interim Minister of Music. He previously served Evangelical Christian School as Principal of the Middle School and Lower School Director. He is presently the Upper School Principal at Tipton Christian Academy. Chuck has been involved in church and music ministry for many years. Chuck and his wife, Sonya, are parents of three adult children, and have one daughter-in-law, and one grandson.
Lynn Mitchell- Ministry Assistant
Lynn has been our ministry assistant and office manager since January 2010. She has served in other church ministry in Tennessee as Minister of Education and Senior Adults, and in Kentucky and Arkansas as Minister to Children. She is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University & Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.