Meet the Staff of Calvary Knoxville

 

Jason Brown

Assistant Pastor

Jason had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home and beginning a personal relationship with Jesus from an early age. He pastored Calvary Chapel Blount in Maryville TN for eight years before merging the fellowship with Calvary Knoxville. He is blessed to be married to his wife Jessica; they have three children.

 

Travis Carroll

Assistant Pastor

Travis grew up in a good home and attended church while living in Indiana until his teen years. He believed in God, but never enjoyed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a teenager he moved to Colorado Springs, CO and it was there that he was invited to a Harvest Crusade where he truly heard the gospel. After a couple of months, in December 1995, Travis surrendered his life to the Lord. God has since blessed him with a beautiful bride and four wonderful children. Travis is the pastor over our Children’s ministry, Middle School ministry and facilities.

Jake Damron

Worship Leader

Growing up beneath the christian influence of a pastoral Dad and Mom, Jake began to establish a passion and love for Jesus early on. At the age of 7 he committed his life to Christ, and at the age of 12 Jake began leading worship for his peers. Now, after several years of allowing God to further define Jake’s identity and purpose, he has released his first studio EP of five original songs as well as two original Christmas singles. His desire is that God would use the songs He has given him to extend love, grace, and truth to all who hear.

Ebo Elder

Assistant Pastor

Ebo oversees our college & career, and cafe ministries. He has been married to Amy since 2001 and they have 4 daughters. Ebo spent 6 years in professional boxing and earned a number five world ranking, as well as, three championship belts. In January of 2007 the Lord led Ebo out of boxing and into 4 years of itinerant evangelism. After traveling extensively and speaking at hundreds of churches, Christian events, public schools, youth detention centers and colleges the Lord led Ebo into pastoral ministry. He and his family moved to Knoxville and have been serving at Calvary Knoxville since May of 2013.

Greg Hilt

WIAM Station Manager

After serving in the military and graduating from broadcasting school, Greg worked for an AM/FM station in Southern California before leaving for the mid-west. The love of radio never left, so after 16 years in management for a medical manufacturing company, the opportunity to work in radio for the Lord was birthed with WIAM in 2005. For the last 16 years Greg has enjoyed serving in a variety of ministries on staff along with his wife Ann.

Tracy Kirk

Women’s Ministry Director

Tracy is the Women’s Ministry Director and wife of Pastor Mark; together they have four wonderful daughters.   Tracy began serving in the ministry in 1989 with YWAM in the Middle East. Upon returning from the mission field in 1991, she served at her home church in Santa Fe, NM. In 1997, she and Mark moved to Tennessee to plant an expository teaching church, Calvary Knoxville.  Her passion is seeing women completely surrender to the will of God, and find their God-given purpose in following Him.

Miles Morrison

Technical Director

At the age of 20 Miles surrendered his life to the Lord. Soon after he began a great journey in long-term mission work in Germany, serving the needs of military personnel for the next three years. Miles also played in a Christian rock band and served on a worship team, where he developed a passion for worship. Miles moved here from Naples, FL with his wife Stephanie and began serving on staff at Calvary Knoxville in 2006 as Technical Director.

Mary Raney

Bookkeeper

Mary is a native to the Knoxville community. She grew up going to church but came to have a personal relationship with Jesus at the age of 12 after attending a summer youth camp.  In her twenties, she developed skills in business management and used those skills in a variety of different industries. After having children, she felt called to home-educate her children, which led to her role serving as a finance and personnel manager for River’s Edge Christian Academy, where her children attend. In 2009, she was offered the opportunity and felt called to serve Calvary Knoxville with her financial skills as the church’s bookkeeper. She feels it is an honor and privilege to serve the Lord in this ministry!