Elders & Staff

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Gene Arrowood

Gene Arrowood has served as an elder at Central Church of Christ since August 1970. Prior to that he served as a Deacon. He was married to Lorene Hines for 54 years until she passed away in March 2016. He has two daughters, Margaret and Carol, both of Nashville. Gene completed a course in Transportation Law and…

Dan Bowman

Dan Bowman was baptized into Christ on September 26, 1993 at the C Street Church of Christ in Elizabethton. Dan, and his wife Lisa, were baptized at the same time and have been married since 1985. Dan and Lisa joined the work at Central in March 2012. Dan has served Central as a deacon and…

L.A. Hamilton

Leland A. Hamilton was born in Chattanooga, TN in April 1936.  He moved to Kingsport with his family in 1952, and was baptized at the Watauga Avenue Church of Christ in Kingsport in 1954 by Bernard Mason. In 1958 he was married to Betty Broskey in Memphis, TN.  From their marriage have come 4 children…

John McKinnis

John McKinnis has served as an elder at Central since 2000, having previously served here as a deacon.  He grew up in Union City in West Tennessee, received an undergraduate degree (MTSU) and then a law degree (Vanderbilt) in Middle Tennessee, and then moved to East Tennessee where he met his wife-to-be, Brenda (who grew…

Dennis Russell

Dennis Russell was born and grew up in Pulaski, Tennessee where he met his wife Linda. They were married in 1971. They have one daughter, Mary McCormick, who with her husband Andrew and sons, Graham and Colin, are also members of Central. He has a bachelor’s degree in Bible from Lipscomb University and a master’s…

Tim Hall

Tim Hall, our preacher, is a native of Harlan County, KY. He and his wife, Joyce, have three children and five grandchildren. Tim received his bachelor’s degree from Freed-Hardeman College (1976) and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1979). He has been in full-time ministry in Northeast Tennessee since 1978, and has…

Greg Ryan

Greg Ryan has served as the Youth and Family Minister at Central Church of Christ since August of 2011 after graduating from East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions (now Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies). Greg has been married to Megan Ryan since 2005 and they have two daughters: Jazmine and Rosie. Their family moved…

Tim Haywood

Tim Haywood (BA FHU 2004) served full time as Central’s youth minister from 2004-2011 and the campus minister from 2004-2012. After moving around the state for work, Tim is excited to be back working part-time with 708, Central’s campus ministry. Tim and his wife Amanda (Norris) met through the campus ministry and married in 2008.…