Meet Our Pastors

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Roger and Joy Powell

Roger and his wife Joy have been in full-time ministry for over forty years, serving the Lord in churches throughout the southeast and mid-west. Roger has served both as music pastor and senior pastor. The Powells have also stayed actively involved in Christian education and music education. “Childhood sweethearts,” Roger and Joy married after college. The Lord has blessed them with six children and five grandchildren. The Powells, along with their youngest daughter Rachel, joined our ministry in April 2015. He came as the Administrative Pastor and Minister of Music. As of January 1, 2019, he stepped into the role of the Senior Pastor, upon Pastor Baggett’s leaving to return to missionary service.

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Joe and Hannah Hembrough

Pastor Joe Hembrough and his family came to Bible Baptist Church in the late summer of 2019. Joe and his wife Hannah served faithfully in a volunteer capacity as they finalized preparations to go to the mission field in the country of Peru, on January 1, 2020. While in Lima and the surrounding areas, the Hembroughs were involved in soul-winning, church planting and Bible Training. The Lord blessed their ministry there in a special way. In late fall and early winter of 2020, the Lord began moving in Brother Joe’s heart concerning the need for a new Assistant Pastor at our church. After much prayer and counsel, the Lord made it clear that the Hembrough’s were to return to Clarksville to continue their service to the Lord at Bible Baptist Church. Among other responsibilities, Pastor Joe will be leading our Youth Ministry and our Outreach Ministry.