Ministry Team

Mike Smith

Senior Pastor

Mike has served as Senior Pastor since 2011. Long ago, he graduated from Belmont University (B.A.) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.; Ph.D.). In his spare time, Mike enjoys golf, walking, writing, and a good book. His wife Grace is a retired teacher, who enjoys music, movies, and volunteer work in various ministries.

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Jeff Cockerham

Associate pastor of discipleship

Jeff has served at CBCFC since 2011. Jeff grew up in Waco, Texas, and received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Baylor University, and a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Recently he received a Master of Counseling from Carson Newman and is pursuing licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy.

He and his wife, Laura, have four children: Mallory, Will, Charlie and Mary.  When Jeff is not working, he loves to spend time with his family.  He also loves sports (especially basketball), watching movies, and traveling.

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Bob Robinson

Associate pastor of music and worship

Bob has served at CBCFC since August 2003. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bob is married to his gifted wife, Martha, who is a Music Educator in Maryville, TN. Bob and Martha have four grown children, four precious grandchildren, and are expecting their fifth! The Robinsons enjoy spending time with family and exploring the great outdoors in East Tennessee.

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Josh Beeler

Associate pastor for youth and college

Josh has served at CBCFC since October 2013. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University and of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Josh is married to his wonderful wife, Sherry, who he enjoys sharing conversation, adventures, and life with. Josh enjoys playing, singing, hiking, reading, and laughing with friends. And free food—always bring free food.

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Fran Mitchell

Associate pastor to senior adults

Fran is a retired educator after serving over 31 years in Knox County Schools. She has an Ed. S Degree and served in special education throughout the system. Following her years in education, she came to work at CBCFC as director of the Family Life Center, until she began her current work with senior adults and missions.

She has been married to Ed Mitchell for over forty years and they have three wonderful daughters and two granddaughters. She enjoys time at the lake or beach, travel, and spending time with friends and loved ones.

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Bill mcconnell

business administrator

Bill has served at CBCFC since June 2006.  He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with an advanced degree in learning things the hard way.  He is married to Susan and has two adult daughters.  He enjoys building anything, working in the garage, creating semi-useful things out of junk and a good book.

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cheyenne duffy

children’s ministry assistant

Cheyenne Duffy has served as the Children’s Ministry Assistant since May 2014. She graduated from Georgia College & State University with a B.A. in Communications. Cheyenne and her husband, Colin, have two daughters, Turner and Jules.  Cheyenne enjoys spending time with her family and friends enjoying all Knoxville has to offer!

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