Pastors & Staff

Mark Gaw

Senior Pastor

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 Bowling

Associate Pastor

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

Justin Davis

Worship and Media

Justin joined the staff in September 2013. He was previously Director of Student ministries at another church in Cookeville. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Fitness and Wellness from Tennessee Technological University. Justin and his wife Hannah have three kids, Emma Grace, Ben, and Ava.