Why Our Church
At FBC Decherd we have a strong sense of community. We are one family that seeks to glorify God in everything that we do. People of all ages are encouraged to be engaged in their own spiritual growth and to use their spiritual gifts for the edifying of the entire church family and to reach their community and the world with the Good News of Jesus.
Lead Pastor – Chris Noland
Pastor Chris Noland has served as the Pastor of FBCD since May of 2016. He attended FBC Decherd as a child when his father served as our Pastor in the early 90’s. His late grandmother was a faithful member of FBC Decherd for many years. Pastor Chris has a bachelors degree in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry and also a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Tyndale Seminary. He also serves as the local director for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Encouraging and Informing articles from Pastor Chris may be read at: www.chrisnoland.org.
Secretary – Debra Roberts
Debra has served as church secretary for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Larry, have been faithful members of FBC Decherd for over 40 years.
The Ministry Directors of FBC Decherd are mature believers in Christ who have proven themselves faithful and volunteers their time to help lead the various ministries of our church. The Ministry Directors serves under the direction of our Lead Pastor and/or a staff member who is responsible for the oversight of specific areas of ministry.
Youth Director – James Atkinson
James leads our youth ministry with an emphasis on our mid-week youth ministry, The GAP. James does a great job building relationships with the teens and teaching them the Word of God in a way that builds within them a Biblical world-view.
Children’s Ministry Director – Amy Crabtree
With a love for children and their families, Amy faithfully oversees all aspects of our Children’s Ministry with a special focus on our mid-week Bible Drills ministry for children.
Sunday School Director – Steve Dixon
Steve Dixon grew up at FBC Decherd and has been a faithful member for many years. He currently serves as our Sunday School director with a passion for seeing our Sunday School grow to reach more people with the Gospel and to build community amongst believers.
Missions Director – Marsha Noland
Our Pastor’s wife, Marsha, has a true heart for missions. As missions director, she promotes missions giving, missions education, and missions engagement.
Women’s Ministry Director – Carie Atkinson
Carie Atkinson provides leadership for our women’s ministry. She works to provide Bible study opportunities for women as well as encouraging women to serve the Lord faithfully.
Men’s Ministry Director – Bruce Jones
A long time member of FBC, Bruce Jones, works to build relationships with the men of our church and to encourage them in being the men that God has called them to be as the spiritual leaders of their home and community.
What We Believe
First Baptist Decherd holds to a traditional Baptist doctrine with an emphasis on a literal, dispensational, pre-millennial, historical, grammatical, cultural, view of scripture.
For further detail on what we believe, see The Baptist Faith and Message.
A copy of our ministry manual that includes our constitution, by-laws, positional papers, and policies & procedures is available upon request.
If you need help or would like to know more about First Baptist Church Decherd, feel free to contact us:
Phone: (931) 967-6447
703 W. Broad Street
Decherd, TN 37324
Monday: 8am – 3pm
Tuesday-Friday: 8am – Noon