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.
David Mowry began his ministry at Lyons Creek in 2007 as the part-time Youth Pastor. David was a teacher in Knoxville for 15 years and served as a part-time youth pastor at several churches before coming to Lyons Creek. In 2010 David joined the Lyons Creek team full-time and currently serves as the Pastor of Administration and Students. David grew up in Hartwood, Virginia and moved to Knoxville to complete his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in 1994. He also has master degrees in education from the University of Tennessee and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
David loves University of Tennessee sports, the New York Yankees, the Washington Redskins, and running. He is married to Stacy, and they have one son — Jacob.
Keith came to Lyons Creek in 2011. While growing up in Maryville, TN, Keith was raised in a gospel-centered environment where he became a believer at an early age. While he was serving as a YOKE Youth Ministries leader during college, Keith also worked for three years as a Student Ministry Intern and a summer Children’s Ministry Coordinator.
Keith made a commitment to full time vocational ministry in 2006 and worked as a middle school teacher until his wife – Cassie – graduated from college. They then moved to Wake Forest, NC, to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. While attending school, Keith served as a church plant team member and later a children’s pastor. Keith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Maryville College in 2007 and is currently finishing graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Keith enjoys playing music, Boston sports teams, Liverpool FC, and the Vols. Keith and Cassie have a beautiful daughter — Lena.
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.