LBC Staff


  • Pastor Kenneth married his high school sweetheart, Carla, in 1992. They have two daughters – Hannah and Naomi. Pastor Kenneth holds degrees from Auburn University (Computer Engineering) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry). He has been in ministry since 1992, serving in Children, Youth, Singles, Education, and Pastoral Ministry. He has served as the Pastor of LBC since February 2013. He enjoys golf, computers, working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends.

  • rev. Aaron Smith

    Assoc. pastor of worship & missions

    Aaron and his wife Loren were married in June of 2020. He is passionate about worshiping God, teaching, and sharing the gospel. Aaron loves to teach what it means to worship God, and he is always excited about structuring worship with the church body. He graduated from Campbellsville University in May of 2018 with a degree in Worship Arts, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Worship Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Aaron enjoys hiking, hunting, kayaking, working with his hands, and cheering on the Reds, Bengals, and Louisville Cardinals. He has served at LBC since 2020.

  • Rev. Brandon Palmer

    Pastor of Students

    Pastor Brandon married Rebecca in January 2020. He is passionate about expositing the Word of God through preaching and equipping the saints for their ministry. Brandon desires to lead, encourage, and love the people God has graciously placed around him. He holds a B.S. in Pastoral Leadership from Liberty University and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry and Preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His hobbies include reading a good book, enjoying a cup of coffee, cheering for his Liberty Flames, and spending quality time with his bride and friends. He has served at LBC since 2019.

  • Amy Vinson

    children's ministry director

    Amy married Jim in 1999. They have two children - Luke and Cale. Amy graduated from MTSU in 1996. Her family has been members at LBC since 2003. She has served at LBC since 2009. She enjoys watching her boys play baseball & basketball, spending time with her family and playing tennis.

  • allison wrather

    preschool ministry director

    Allison married Chris in 2000. They have 2 children - Anna and Hunter. Allison graduated from MTSU in 2003. Her family has been members at Lascassas Baptist since 2001. Her hobbies include shopping and spending time with her family. Allison has served at LBC since 2012.

  • stephanie mcconnell

    church secretary

    Stephanie married her high school sweetheart, Danny, in 1982. They have two daughters, Rachel (son-in-law Matthew) and Kelly, and one son, Seth. They have five grandchildren, Max, Lilly, Jackson, Joshua, and Josiah. They have been members at Calvary Baptist Church since 2000. Her hobbies are watching Atlanta Braves Baseball and Alabama Football, singing in the choir at Calvary Baptist and spending time with her family. Stephanie has served as the secretary at LBC since November 2008.

  • michelle eastman

    weekday preschool director

    Michelle married JR in 2001. They have one son, Lincoln, that is a blessing. Michelle has a degree in Elementary Education with over 10 years teaching experience in Nashville. She has directed our 5 day licensed program here at church since 2011. She is an active member of LBC with hobbies being shopping, cooking, outdoor activities and being with her family.

  • jenny sissom

    weekday preschool director

    Jenny joins us from Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester.  She is married to Mark Sissom and together they have two children, Adlen, and Ethan, in addition to Mark's children, Caleb, Lindsay, and her husband Wesley and their son, Avery.  She received her Early Childhood Education Certificate from Motlow State Community College in 2005 and was twice awarded the Child Development Associate Credential.  Jenny has been with Lascassas Baptist Preschool since 2009 and became a director in the fall of 2011. She considers it an honor to serve alongside the staff at Lascassas Baptist Church and always feels like a part of the LBC family.