Leadership

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 has previously held positions in student and children's ministry. He holds two bachelor's degrees Tennessee Technological University. Justin and his wife Hannah have four kids, Emma Grace, Ben, Ava and Anna.

Ben Eastin

Student Pastor

Ben joined the staff in November 2020. He holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and a master's degree from Souther Baptist Theological Seminary. Ben and his wife Kaity Eastin serve together in ministering to students.