Our Leadership

Mark Smith

Lead Pastor 

Mark became the Senior Pastor at Brainerd Hills in July of 2020. Mark was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Languages from Ouachita Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

He and his wife, Shannon, have been married for 23 years, and they have four children. Mark’s hobbies include sports, hiking, board games, playing guitar and drums, reading, and hanging out with his family.

Jeff Clark  

Worship Pastor 

Jeff joined the staff of Brainerd Hills in January of 1993 after graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Church Music. He originally served as Minister of Music & Youth, but as the church expanded, he was moved to music ministry exclusively. His passion is to see the church engaged in heartfelt, biblical worship.
Jeff and his wife, Kris, reside in the East Brainerd community and have three children.

Kevin King  

Discipleship Pastor 

Kevin serves as the Discipleship Pastor after joining our staff in September of 2021. Even though he was born in Georgia, Kevin grew up in Colorado where he spent most of his time skiing, hiking, and playing soccer. He went to Union University where he played soccer, but later transferred to Liberty University where he completed his Bachelors and Masters in philosophy.

At Liberty, Kevin met his wife Sharin. He went on to complete another Masters at the University of Edinburgh. While finishing his Masters, Kevin married Sharin in August of 2016.

Andrew Crawford

Youth Pastor 

Andrew serves as Minister to Students,  after joining our staff in September of 2013. He is from Ringgold, Georgia and is a product of the student ministry at Brainerd Hills. His desire is for students to fall in love with our Savior, Jesus Christ and follow Him wherever He leads. Andrew holds a BA in Business Administration from Maryville College where he played football and wrestled, and a Master of Divinity from Liberty University.
He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 12 years and have three children.

Lindsay Blackwell  

Director of Preschool & Nursery 

Lindsay grew up in Huntsville, Alabama.  She has a degree from the University of North Alabama in Social Work.  Lindsay has over 10 years of experience working in the field of childcare and early childhood education.  She has worked with children of all ages.  Lindsay has a passion to see children grow in their foundation in Christ starting at birth.

Lindsay and her husband, Richmond, have been married since 2005.  They have two daughters and currently live in Ringgold, Georgia.

Anita Parker  

Children's Ministry Director 

Anita and her husband Tim are from Rock Spring, GA. Anita has an Early Childhood Education Degree and has worked with children for many years. She has had several roles working with children, including serving as Children and Preschool Director at her former church, as well as being a USA Gymnastics Team coach. 

Anita's passion is to show the love of Christ to each child and to help build a solid foundation in their relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.


Anne Miller
Admin Assistant to Senior Pastor


Jon Jordan
Music Assistant & Media Director


Sally Henderson

Jeff Pratt
Facilities Maintenance, Custodian

Contact Information

6611 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
Phone: (423) 892-6645
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join Us This Week!


.Sunday School - 9:15am
Worship Service - 10:30am


Children's Ministry - 6:00 p.m.
Student Worship - 6:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Service - 7:00 p.m

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