SFBC Staff

Senior Pastor
Jason pounds
Pastor Jason Barry Pounds is passionate about God's Word and seeing lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the greatest joys he has is seeing others mature in their faith and use their gifts and talents to serve the Lord.

By Far the most important part of his life, outside of his relationship with Jesus Christ, is his family. He has been married to his wife, Dr. Erica Pounds, for fourteen years. God has blessed them with four boys Everett (10), Elliott (8), Allister (4), and Aiden (2). He would tell you that his family is one of God's greatest blessings as well as one of his greatest sources of sanctification in his life. God continually uses them to mold and shape him into a clearer image of Christ.

Jason is the son of a Southern Baptist Pastor. His parents were diligent in raising him in the admonition of the Lord and sharing the Gospel with him. They raised him to love Jesus and His Church.

As the son of a pastor, Jason grew up in church ministry. He has served on staff at churches in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee over the last 17 years in areas of Youth, Children's Ministry, Worship, and as a Senior Pastor.

He holds a B.A. in Christian Studies from Mississippi College and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He enjoys running/exercising, reading,
hiking/backpacking and watching college football and playing games with his family.
Worship/Senior Adult Minister
Todd Colbert
Pastor Todd and his wife Randa have been in ministry together for 28 years, serving in Baptist churches in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Todd is a graduate of Berry College and Southeastern Seminary. Randa is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and Tennessee Wesleyan University and is the Director of Dental Hygiene at TWU. Both Todd and Randa have huge hearts for missions and have had the privilege of sharing the love of Jesus in many nations around the world. They are blessed with three wonderful children Ryan, Elijah and Ella. They both share a deep love of the Word and worship and are thankful to be called by the Lord to serve at First Baptist Sweetwater.

Randa and I have been in ministry together for 28 years, serving in Baptist churches in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. I received my Bachelor of Music Education from Berry College in 1993 and my Masters in Church Music from Southeastern seminary in 2007. Randa is currently the Director of Dental Hygiene at Tennessee Wesleyan University and is working on her doctorate in educational leadership at Liberty University. Randa and I have both developed huge hearts for missions over the course of our marriage and have been blessed to share the love of Jesus during many domestic and overseas mission trips. We are thankful for the three wonderful children that God has given us. Ryan is our oldest daughter and is currently teaching music in Philadelphia, Pa while pursuing her opera career. Elijah is our middle child and is a travel nurse. Ella is our youngest and is currently living in New Orleans and serving with AmeriCorps. Randa and I both share a deep love of the Word and worship and cherish growing in relationship with other believers in community groups. We are blessed to have been called by the Lord to serve at First Baptist Sweetwater and are excited about the future that God has for us here!
Youth Minister
Brett King
Brett has been with First Baptist since June 1, 2022. He grew up in the Fork Creek community in between Sweetwater and Vonore. He attended Vonore Schools and then went to high school at Sequoyah in Madisonville. While attending Sequoyah High School, at the age of 15, with the youth group he affiliated himself with at New Macedonia, he announced his calling to preach on a mission trip in Ohio. He dealt with the calling for a couple years and finally surrendered to the Lord and preached his first sermon in July 2011. For the last 11 years, he has preached at many churches in the area of South East Tennessee.

Brett and his wife Emily have been married since October 3, 2020. Brett teaches Algebra 1 at the local high school and coaches football. He is going into his fourth year teaching. Emily is a child care provider and is going into her fourth year with her occupation. They both love their jobs and do it to the best of their ability. They had been praying for a year to let God use them somewhere and First Baptist gave them their first opportunity. They have been chasing Gods word before they were married and are still chasing Gods word. They have a true desire for the young men and women of Sweetwater and want to show them Gods true grace and mercy.
Patricia Wheeler
Bio Coming Soon!
Financial Secretary
Lisa Brackett
Lisa Brackett has worked with First Baptist in the Finance Office since 2002 and is responsible for the church’s accounting and financial operations. She also serves on several church committees and the Sweetwater Education Foundation.

Prior to joining First Baptist,Lisa worked at Mayfield Diary Farms and the Medical College of Georgia.

Lisa and her husband Scott moved to Sweetwater and joined First Baptist in 1995.  They have two sons Will and Ben.

Church Secretary
Angie Canfield
Angie has served as Church Secretary at First Baptist since January 2020. She has served as a Ministry Administrative Assistant for 25 years. She and her husband (Tim) moved to East Tennessee from Bowling Green, KY to enjoy retirement. After almost 2 years of retirement, she missed the ministry of serving the Church and their members, she started looking for the perfect Church ministry position and through God’s divine intervention was blessed to be called to work at First Baptist Church. She enjoys every minute spent working alongside other servants and growing the Kingdom of God!
Angie Roy, Shane & Lisa kaisor
Nursery Worker
Tiffany Pardue
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