Pastor & Staff

Tim Tatum


Tim was born and raised in Tennessee in the Old North Knoxville area. He is married to Melissa. Tim has two sons, Seth and Jonathan, and a granddaughter named Callie. He came to faith in Christ in 1978 and has been on a journey with Him ever since. Tim has been a local pastor since 1994. He came to an understanding that people need someone to be able to share with and receive clarity and focus. His heart desires to see people move toward being their best version in action and attitude. 

Jeff Hall

Children's Pastor

Jeff was born here in Knoxville. He came to faith in Christ at the age of 15 and has been growing in that relationship ever since. Jeff attended Johnson Bible College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Media Communications. He is married to Kristina, and they have a daughter named Peyton. He has served churches across the state of Tennessee for the past two decades. Jeff’s desire is to see God be glorified through His’ church and His’ people to be satisfied in Him.

Patti Shields


Patti has been pianist at ABBC since 2002. She has two daughters and two granddaughters.

Charity Hale


Charity has been organist at ABBC since 2008.  She is originally from Asheville, NC, but has lived in Tennessee since 1990. She attended Carson-Newman College/University and majored in Church Music and History.  In addition to being an organist, Charity teaches private music lessons and is director/teacher at Tennessee Thinkers and Dreamers homeschool co-op.  Her passion is teaching and helping children.  Her hobbies include reading, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.

April Wright


April has been working at ABBC in the office since May 2021 and has been a member for 20 years. She has 2 grown boys, one married and one in Montana. She and her husband love to travel and see new places!

John Reed

Media Coordinator

John has been in Media production since 2002. He started as a volunteer at ABBC and was hired as coordinator in 2024. In his spare time he likes to hike and do nature photography.