Our Staff

  • Dr. Tony Collins, Lead Pastor

    Pastor Tony brings over 30 years of ministry experience to BBC. He is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he received a Master of Divinity Degree. In the spring of 2012, Pastor Tony was awarded a honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Toronto Baptist Seminary, Toronto, Canada. 

    He and his wife Janey have been married for over 35 years and have been blessed with two sons and four grandchildren. Janey is one of Tony's greatest assets; she greets everyone with a hug and a smile!

    Pastor Tony is committed to growing the church through a strong pulpit ministry. He is faithful to proclaim the truth of God's Word, verse by verse through books of the Bible. His favorite verse of Scripture is Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek."

  • Zad Tomberlin, Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Missions

    Zad provides oversight of Discipleship & Missions. He is passionate about people knowing, loving, and living for the proclamation of the gospel to the glory of God. 

    Zad has been married to Tory for 15 years and they have 3 kids (Elly 14, Ty 9, and Gibby 7). He enjoys spending time with his family, serving the church, hiking & camping, hunting & fishing, sports, and good food. Zad is graduate of Toronto Baptist Seminary & Bible College.

    One of his favorite Scriptures is Romans 5:1-5, "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."

    You can contact pastor Zad at ztomberlin@bbcmaryville.org

  • Grant Story, Worship leader

    Grant Story is a Maryville, TN native and began attending BBC in 2013. He has served as worship leader since September 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Music where he first began to sense God's call to music ministry. He is currently enrolled in graduate studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

    One of Grant's favorite Bible verses is Romans 12:2: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

  • Receptionist, Linda Gamble

  • Promotional Secretary, Leah McCorkle

  • Financial Secretary, Jenny Hayes

  • LYnn Effler, Custodian