Pastor Derek has served in ministry in several churches in Tennessee and North Carolina and has an AAS in Electronics Engineering Technology, a BA in Ministry from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, an MDiv with languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Leadership from Tennessee Temple University. He and his family returned home to Sweetwater in the spring of 2013 with God's clear call to start The Fellowship Church. His wife Christy is a part of the praise team and actively serves in several other roles within The Fellowship. They've been married for more than 24 years and have 5 children, Ivy, Sophie, Levi, Koby, and Josiah. Pastor_Derek@asweetfellowship.com
Associate Pastor of Worship & Ministry: Jeremy Malone & Stephanie Malone .
Jeremy and Stephanie Malone served for two years as missionaries to Hungry Horse, Montana at Canyon Baptist Church. They returned home to East Tennessee in the summer of 2013 to help launch The Fellowship Church. They have one son, Connor. Pastor_Jeremy@asweetfellowship.com
Associate Pastor of Students: JJ Hughes & Fellowship Kids Director: Maranda Hughes
JJ and Maranda also returned home to Monroe County from Knoxville to help launch The Fellowship Church. They faithfully served with Ridgeview Baptist Church there. Both JJ and Maranda completed degrees from Johnson University in Knoxville. They have two sons, Zayvien and Jonathan, and one girl, Madelyn. Pastor_JJ@asweetfellowship.com Maranda@asweetfellowship.com