Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18

Senior Pastor: Mike Tyson

Just so you will know up front, no I am not the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. My training was not in boxing but in fighting in a different kind of battle. The battle of life. I have found that there is a great coach that can help each one of us live through this life with purpose and meaning. If you are interested I'd love to introduce you to him sometime. I am a graduate of Carson Newman College (BA in Religion), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity) and I am trained in Clinical Pastoral Education. I am the husband of Angie who is the greatest wife in the world and mother of our five children (Michael, David, Benjamin, Carol Ann and Jonathan). I am a grandfather of 9. I was called into ministry at the age of 18 and have served in many ministry areas over the past few decades, but most of those years have been as a lead pastor. I love the opportunity encourage others in their faith. I guess that is why my favorite Bible character is Barnabas. 

Come check us out sometime soon at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church.

Worship Leader: Carol Williams

Carol Williams is the music director/worship leader at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. She became a member of VABC in 1989. She began leading the children's choir in 2000. In 2007, she became the music director. She and her husband, Chuck, have five children: Blakeley and husband, Josh, Brady, Bryce, Carley, and Cayden. They have one grandson, Sawyer. 

Her son Bryce is the assistant worship leader, playing the guitar and singing, and runs audiovisual.

Carol is passionate about music and believes that God can use music to speak to the soul.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23