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 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 students & Families

    Zad serves students & families and has over 14 years of student ministry experience. He is passionate about young people knowing the Lord and living for the proclamation of the gospel to the glory of God. 


    Zad has been married to Tory for 14 years and they have 3 kids (Elly 12, Ty 8, and Gibby 6). 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 the church office (865) 982-6012, on his cell (865) 257-7072 or by his email ztomberlin@bbcmaryville.org

  • Glenn Gamble, Associate Pastor of Discipleship & senior Adults

    Glenn joined the BBC staff in July, 2014 as the Minister of Discipleship and Senior Adults. It has been his joy in ministry in the U.S. and several other countries to see God transform people through the teaching of His Holy Word. Glenn received his Bachelor's degree in biblical studies from Carson-Newman College after spending 3 years at the University of Tennessee and 4 1/2 years in the Navy. He continued theological studies at Southern Seminary for 2 years. Glenn and Sandra have 2 married daughters and 4 grandchildren.


    One of Glenn's favorite scriptures is Philippians 2:5-8: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."

  • Sherri Boyd, Children's ministry director

    Sherri Boyd moved to East Tennessee in 2013, and is a native of Florida. She came to know the Lord as her Savior as a young child. Growing up she watched her parents serve faithfully in church. Learning by example, Sherri eagerly followed in their footsteps, teaching Sunday School, children's church and VBS as early as 12 years of age. Sherri obtained her Master's Degree in education and has enjoyed teaching in Christian education. She has taught in lower elementary, served as principal of her school and worked as an educational therapist.


    Sherri and her husband Rodney have three children, Lynnsey, Michael, and Noah. Rodney works in Knoxville and is a deacon and choir member at BBC. Sherri's family verse is Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  • Grant Story, Worship leader

    Grant Story is a Maryville, TN native and came to BBC in 2013 as the staff organist. 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.


    One of Grant's favorite Bible verses is Romans 12:2: "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good, and acceptable, and perfect."

  • LYnn Effler, Custodian


  • Office Staff


    Receptionist, Linda Gamble: lgamble@bbcmaryville.org

    Promotional Secretary, Priscilla Tutterow: ptutterow@bbcmaryville.org


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2329 E Broadway Ave

Maryville, TN 37804

865.982.6012

office@bbcmaryville.org