OUR PASTOR

W. Royce Bailey

Graduate of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary: Associate of Divinity Degree 2004

Royce Bailey, is originally from Northwest Alabama. He and his family have been in full-time Christian service since 1999. Before full-time Christian Service, Royce worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Muscle Shoals, AL. During that time, he served as a bi-vocational youth minister.

Royce is married to Sharon Porter Bailey, they have 4 children. Kelsey, a Physicians Assistant, married to Dr. H. Clay Hodges. Colby, a college student, Connor, a college student and Karaline, a Junior in High School.

Royce loves the outdoors. His hobbies are, cooking barbecue and working outdoors. Other than his family and the Lord’s church at Zion Grove, his passion is “Football”. He serves as the team chaplain for the Sevier County Smoky Bears.

God has given Royce the great privilege of being mentored by some great men of God. He served our Lord under men such as: Dr. Bob Pitman, Dr. Randy Davis, Bro. Jeff Noblit and Bro. Johnathan Sims. “These men have given their lives to serve our Lord and serve His church through senior pastor/teacher leadership. It’s been a great joy to learn and grow under their leadership.”

Galatians 2:20 is his life verse. “I realized at an early age, that if this life was going to be profitable for the Lord’s glory He’d have to do that though my death to self” an ongoing process!