Mark Gaw has been pastor of Washington Avenue Baptist Church since December 1999. Mark is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and Cumberland University. Mark and his wife, Sherry, have two children, Paul and Sara.
Shane joined the staff in May 2004, after having previously served as part-time Minister of Education and College Students. He holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and a master's degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Shane and his wife, Cathy, have twin boys, Nathan & Wesley
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Justin joined the staff in September 2013. He has previously held positions in student and children's ministry. He holds two bachelor's degrees from Tennessee Technological University. Justin and his wife Hannah have four kids, Emma Grace, Ben, Ava, and Anna.
Ben joined the staff in November 2020. He holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and a master's degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ben and his wife Kaity Eastin serve together in ministering to students.