Our Staff Members

The staff at Parkers Creek Baptist Church has spent many years commited to Christian service. Our staff enjoys serving our community, whether in sharing our faith or just lending a helping hand. Here are a few of Parkers Creek Baptist Church's staff members, starting with :

Dr. Archer Thorpe  (Interim Pastor)
Dr. Archer Thorpe is married to Linda and they live in Franklin, TN though they are both originally from Birmingham, Alabama. They have 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren. Dr. Thorpe is a graduate of Samford University where he earned his Bachelor's and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth where he earned both a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. Dr. Thorpe has pastored several churches in Alabama, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Florida and has worked at two state conventions. He is also currently employed at the Tennessee Baptist Convention. He is currently serving as the Missional Leadership Team leader in the Leader Growth Group. He is also the Ministry Strategy Specialist for the Baptist Associations in middle TN.
Favorites:
Hobby - Riding motorcycles
Book - Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Food - Steak
Music - Contemporary Christian and county with a dash of rock-n-roll.
Sports Teams - Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Titans
Bible verse - Ephesians 3:20-21

Dr. Archer Thorpe
Jeff Redding  (Worship Pastor)  Send E-mail to Jeff Redding
Jeff Redding is married to Karen and they have 3 children: Matthew, Micah & Hannah. He is a graduate of Samford University with a B.A Music degree and has been serving in ministry since 1990. He has ministry experience working in music, youth and church planting. Jeff also works full-time at Capitol Christian Music in the Brentwood Benson Music department.
Favorites:
Hobby – Writing & Music
Book (other than Bible) - Letters from Heaven
Food – Peruvian
Music – Contemporary Christian, jazz, classical, bluegrass, classic rock, salsa
Sports Teams – Auburn Tigers, Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, Peruvian Men’s Soccer team
Bible verse – Micah 7:7-8

Jeff & Karen Redding
Greg Breese  (Student Pastor)  Send E-mail to Greg Breese
Greg Breese is married to Brooke and they have 3 children: Cameron, Carlie and Caleb.
Greg has a Master’s in Education and he has over 12 years ministry experience and 20 years experience in the teaching profession. Greg also teaches Algebra I and is the Assistant Soccer Coach at DCHS.
Favorites:
Hobby – Puzzles
Book (other than Bible) – Dean Joints books
Food - Mexican
Music: No particular favorite
Sports Teams – LSU Tigers, LA Rams, Nashville Predators, LA Dodgers
Bible verse – Proverbs 3:5-6

Greg Breese
Denise Brison  (Church Secretary)  Send E-mail to Denise Brison
Denise Brison is married to Randy and has 2 sons: Todd and Ian. She is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education and has been working as the secretary at Parkers Creek since 2006. She also works as an adult education teacher.
Favorites:
Hobby – Reading, puzzles and playing games
Book (other than Bible) - The Circle Trilogy
Food – Anything chocolate
Music – Contemporary Christian
Sports Teams – Tennessee Titans
Bible verse – Isaiah 40:31

Most members of our staff can be reached via E-mail or please feel free to contact us through our contact form.