Small Groups Pastor
Scottie Salemi, Ministry Assistant
Gretchen Roberts, Ministry Assistant
(901) 853-2668 Ext. 137
Birthday: August 27
Originally from: Memphis
Education background: B.S. from Union University, Jackson, TN • M.A.R.E. in Religious Education from Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
Ministry background: Minister of Education and Youth at Second Baptist Church, Arkadelphia, AR • Minister of Education at Thompson Station Baptist Church, Thompson State, TN • Minister of Education at Poplar Heights Baptist Church, Jackson, TN
I started working for CFBC: May 23, 2004
My family: My wife, Janice, and my daughter, Bethany
My role at CFBC: My role is to develop and encourage a ministry of spiritual leadership encompassing Christian discipleship, outreach and small group Bible Study.
Personal Story: I was 7 years old when I accepted Christ as my Savior. I gave all that I knew of myself to all that I knew about God. Growing up there were times when I was close to God and times when I drifted, but during all of that God was gracious and full of mercy. God is faithful.
Favorite book of the Bible: James—it’s where the “water hits the wheel”
Most fulfilling part of my job: Meeting with teachers and helping people go to the next level in their spiritual lives
Places of service available in my ministry: We need people ready to teach scripture with passion. This could be in the form of a Bible Fellowship Group (Sunday School) or a discipleship small group. We are always looking for people to develop ministries and help make special events happen. If you have a willing spirit, we can find a place for you.
Spiritual gifts: Teaching, administration and discernment
My hobbies: Running, triathlons, knifemaking and spending as much time with my girls as possible
I hope heaven includes: Pizza, lasagna (without calories & fat) and great coffee
The smartest thing I’ve ever done: Outside of accepting Jesus – of course marrying Janice
The best way to pray for me: Pray that God will have His hand on me and my ministry