Bro. Robin served as a deacon for several years at Mars Hill Baptist until he heard God’s call into ministry. He is a gifted singer and has a heart for leading God’s people in worship.

He and his wife Jessica have a son named Truitt and a daughter named Molly. Robin is a graduate of Tennessee Tech.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28



Bro. Chad served as Senior Pastor for thirteen years locally before joining the staff at Mars Hill Baptist Church. Utilizing his gifts in evangelism and outreach, God is using him to help our church family to “think outside the box” when it comes to reaching our community for Christ.  Chad’s wife, Rachael, is the assistant principal at Lawrence County High School, and they have three sons, Jake, Tate and Mack.




Ben Emerson-Pastor of Student Ministry

Ben came on staff with Mars Hill in 2015 and oversees the ministry for students in 6th – 12th grade. He has been in student ministry for over a decade. Ben graduated from Mid-Continent University with a degree in Biblical Studies and from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Youth and Families. He is passionate about leading teenagers in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and equipping them to share their faith with others. He and his wife Rachel have four children, Atly, Jack, Asher, and Josiah.





Brother Gary has served as a bi-vocational minister since 1994. He and his wife, Sherri, have two grown children, Chad (married to Shannon) and Beth (married to Kyle) and six grandchildren; Alexa, Anna, Ethan, Jacey, Josey and Zoey. Bro. Gary leads our Celebrate Recovery Program. He has a heart for people and a deep love for our Savior. His favorite verse is Romans 5:8-“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”






Daniel is a Bi-Vocational Associate Pastor who serves in many of the ongoing ministries of the church.  Bro. Daniel is a true product of Mars Hill Baptist Church. His family joined our congregation when he was 5 years old. He has an undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech and a masters from Auburn University. Daniel teaches Spanish at Lawrence County High School. Daniel and his wife, Gwen met on a mission trip to Mexico and are now parents to Sofia, Liam and Emma.   





Tina is blessing to the church staff. Tina can be found as the Gate Keeper of the office. She is the face and voice that our office guest will encounter when they arrive or call the office.