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mark zimmerman  |  pastor

Mark is a pastor who tries not to take himself too seriously. He is well aware of his own shortcomings and strives to pastor, lead worship, and teach from that perspective. He grew up in Texas and married his high school sweetheart, Angie, in 1988. Their life long journey together has allowed them to accumulate 4 children: Cody, Casey, Valencia, and Kayla, one daughter-in-law, Kensey, who is married to Cody, and a whole herd of animals [which currently included 3 dogs, 5 rabbits, and 2 ducks]. Mark is a graduate of Lamar University and spent 10 years in the oil business before surrendering to full time ministry in 1998. The Zimmerman family has called Knoxville and White Stone Church "home" since 2002.

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brock tharpe  |  pastor

Brock has been in full time ministry since 2003 and began serving at White Stone in 2011. Keeping in line with the team approach to leadership at White Stone, he and Mark share Sunday morning preaching/teaching responsibilities. Pastoring at White Stone is Brock's dream job. Brock has a beautiful wife, Bethany, and their five kids: twin daughters, Sophie & Ella, a son, Deacon, and twin sons, Langston & Riggs. He has a passion for God's Word, a love for the Smoky Mountains, and a special affinity for the Carolina coastline. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and attended divinity school at Campbell University.

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claudia brewton  |  childrens pastor

Claudia has called White Stone and its people home for over 20 years. She spent 9 years working as a public school teacher and many years serving as a volunteer in various ministry areas before God called her to join the staff in 2007. Claudia grew up in the Halls community and attended Carson-Newman University. She has been married to Spidey [some people call him by his other name- Donnie] since 1998. They have two daughters, Audrey and Erynn. In her spare time, Claudia drives a mom taxi.

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christy cummings  |  assimilation coordinator

Christy grew up in Halls and graduated from UT. While in college she met and married her soul mate, Rob. God has blessed them with three beautiful daughters, Savanna, Emma, and Bel. Bel permanently joined the family in 2012.

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Andy Coleman*  |  send email

Rod Collins*  |  send email

Randy Henderson*  |  send email

Brian Llyod  |  send email

Clark Reyes*  |  send email

John Stout  |  send email

Scott Warwick  |  send email

Mark Zimmerman*  |  send email 

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