We are an "elder led" church, and we believe that God has called these men, equipped them, and tested their faith so that they are fit to serve the church by teaching and modelling the faith, as well as leading this local church to glorify God in our community. God has set forth the Biblical standard for an elder in the church in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
Vince Greer, Pastor/Elder
I have the privilege of serving as pastor at Theta Baptist Church. I have lived most of my life in the Nashville area of Tennessee. My wife, Robin, and I have been married since 1996. After graduating Engineering school, I worked as a civil engineer at the Corps of Engineers for twelve years before moving to Los Angeles, California to attend The Masters Seminary. While attending seminary, my wife and I were members of Grace Community Church and served in the High School ministry and adult ministry. I also had the privilege of working on the Shepherd's Conference planning team, which ministers to about three thousand pastors from around the world. Upon receiving a Master of Divinity degree in May 2008, I moved back to Tennessee and served as an associate pastor at Theta Baptist Church until 2014. From 2014 to 2018, I served as the lead pastor of Grace Bible Church, in Lebanon, TN. I returned to Theta Baptist Church as the lead pastor in 2019.
My desire is to shepherd the flock of God (1 Peter 5:2) through the preaching of the Word of God (2 Timothy 4:1-2) to make the Word of God fully known (Colossians 1:25) in order to present everyone mature in Christ (Colossians 1:28). My passion is to see lost souls come to salvation (John 3:16) and to see the church grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18) and to walk in a manner worthy of Christ (Colossians 1:10).
When I am not studying the Word of God or reading or spending time with my amazing wife, I enjoy filling my spare time with golf, basketball, auctions, and photography.
Rick Martin, Elder
Rick has been an elder at TBC since 2003 and is the primary teacher for the Adult Bible Study class. Originally from Claremore, OK, he graduated from Devry Institute of Technology in Irving, TX with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science for Business and was a mainframe computer programmer for a number of years.
He and his wife Linda have been at TBC since 1998. They were married in 1987 and have three children: Paul, Moriah, and Ian.
Our current deacons include:
- Darrell Pruitt
- Arthur Merritt