Staff

  • terRY pIERCE

    sENIOR pASTOR

    Terry has served as Pastor since 2001. He is a graduate of Welch College with a degree in Pastoral Training and also has a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is joined in ministry by his wife, Belyn. They have three sons: Aaron, Andrew, and Adam. Aaron is married to Courtney and serves on staff at a church in North Carolina; Andrew is married to Ashlan and serves on staff at a church in Kentucky; and Adam is a student at Welch College

  • Ben Wheeler

    Student Minister

    Ben joined our staff in June 2013. He is a native of Wilson, North Carolina and graduated from Welch College with a degree in Youth Ministry. He also graduated with a Masters Degree from Liberty University. He is joined in ministry by his wife, Christy, who works as a nurse. They recently welcomed their first child, Josiah, in February. Ben enjoys playing and watching sports of all kinds, cheering on the NC State Wolfpack and Detroit Tigers, and traveling to new places. He is passionate about reaching teenagers and children and helping them develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

  • Tanner Stahl

    Music Minister

    Tanner joined our staff in May of 2018. He is originally from Russellville, Arkansas and is a die hard Arkansas Razorback fan. After spending three years at Free Will Baptist Bible College, he enjoyed a successful career in gospel music, winning multiple fan awards and earning two Dove Award nominations. He served as Worship Pastor in Homerville, Georgia for 6+ years before coming to Tupelo. Tanner is married to the beautiful Ashley, and they have two daughters, Sadie Joy and Hallie Faith. He is an avid sports fan, cheering on not only the Razorbacks, but the Nashville Predators, Tennessee Titans, and the Kansas City Royals. He loves to sing and play a variety of instruments along with leading our congregation in worship.

  • Rebbecca Loar Verdon

    Secretary

    Rebbecca joined our staff in February 2017.  She has her degree in Business, Marketing & Management.  Rebbecca is married to Bennett Verdon.  She has 3 daughters:  Jessicca Loar (Bradley Cox) of Mooreville, Jullianna (Brandon) Fulghum of Mooreville & Jennaffer (Bryan) Arntson of Mantachie.  Rebbecca enjoys spending time with her precious grandbabies:  TJ, KasperMax, Kaden & KamdynRose and her church family.