Real Faith

Real People

Sunday:
9:15am Small Group Bible Study
10:30 Worship
6:00pm Life University (Aug.-Nov. and January-May)

Wednesday:
6:30 Adult Large Group Bible Study, Worship Leaders Rehearsal, Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Youth Bible Study

9235 Strawberry Plains Pike
Strawberry Plns, TN 37871-1179
(865) 933-2388

Senior Pastor: Matt Giles

About Us

You might have noticed the foundational philosophy at the top of this page- REAL FAITH. REAL PEOPLE. This is a concise summary of everything we are as forgiven followers of Jesus Christ. Imagine a church where people are genuine in their faith.  They have a faith so real that it actually changes the way they think and live within their community and world.  Now imagine those same people being so real in faith that they are genuine with one another.  Building strong relationships that go deeper than just superficial interactions on a Sunday morning.  Real people with relationships so strong that they help each other overcome their difficulties and celebrate God’s accomplishments in their life. People who realize that they are not left to follow Jesus on their own.  REAL FAITH. REAL PEOPLE. Help us be real before God and each other this Sunday.

Real People

Our Staff

  • Matt Giles, Lead Pastor

    Pastor Matt began his teaching ministry at The Creek in 2008. He grew up in Maryville, TN and became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of sixteen. Matt is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is presently completing doctoral studies at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

    Matt’s journey following Jesus has been eventful and varied. He has served as a Minister to Students, Minister of Education, Baptist Collegiate Ministries leader, Seminary Extension Center Director, Summer Missionary, and Lead Pastor. Matt has traveled extensively, participating in mission endeavors through the Philippines, Greece, Venezuela, Italy, Romania, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Spain, and the Czech Republic.

    Matt loves John Wayne movies, football, chicken wings, and Lyons Creek Baptist Church. He is married to Kim and they have two daughters: Marlee and Addy.

  • Brad Cleveland, Pastor of Worship

    Brad Cleveland grew up at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, AL, where God called him to ministry. Brad grew up in a musical home, and participated in many musical programs throughout his educational career. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Mobile and received a Master of Divinity in Worship Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011 while serving as the Worship Minister to Young Adults at Bay Leaf Baptist Church.

    Brad has been involved in leading worship all around the globe. He has done so in Europe, Asia, Central America and Africa. It is his passion and purpose to give people an opportunity to respond to all that God is with all that they are. It is his vision to not only see passionate worship on Sunday mornings, but to see disciples of Jesus being made.

    Brad loves to play many different instruments to varying degrees of success. Although he is located in the heart of Big Orange country, Brad is a proud supporter of Alabama football. He shares this passion with his wife, Meredith, and their daughter — Isabel. RTR.

 

Ministries

We are a family of real people who have met and follow Jesus and his teaching.  We believe that once someone meets Jesus as He truly is, they couldn’t possibly be the same.  For this reason, we think that the driving force for our joy, our work, our faith, our marriage, our jobs, and our friendships is to help others receive the same freedom we have from sin.  The Bible never teaches that we meet Jesus and then move on to other things in our life.  Forgiven followers of Jesus see Him as the key to harmony and understanding of everything in their lives.  Therefore, we exist to invite others to meet Jesus.

Media

New To The Creek?

We believe that Jesus has called His Church to a have a selfless presence in a fallen world.  At Lyons Creek we are constantly looking for opportunities to serve others. In fact, it is one of the primary expectations of membership.  We expect all members to INSPIRE people to meet Jesus through selfless service.  One avenue to be involved in selfless service is our Hands On ministry.  Hands On is the umbrella program that covers a variety of different service ventures for those in need.  We are available for small projects such as cleaning, brush clearing, minor construction, handicapped accessibility construction, and many other simple service needs.  We also provide this in a larger scale through Operation Inspiration Week.  As a total church effort, we set apart one week annually to focus our attention on impacting our local and surrounding areas with selfless service projects.  The Hands On ministry is also your place to connect to national and international Disaster Relief Ministry.  to meet Jesus through selfless service.

We Would Love To Hear From You!

If you would like to speak with someone from our staff, please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you very soon!

A Word From Our Pastor

It is as simple as that. We are a family of real people who have met and follow Jesus and his teaching.  We believe that once someone meets Jesus as He truly is, they couldn’t possibly be the same.  For this reason, we think that the driving force for our joy, our work, our faith, our marriage, our jobs, and our friendships is to help others receive the same freedom we have from sin.  The Bible never teaches that we meet Jesus and then move on to other things in our life.  Forgiven followers of Jesus see Him as the key to harmony and understanding of everything in their lives.  Therefore, we exist to invite others to meet Jesus.

Matt Giles
Lead Pastor

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