Pastor Alan Stewart has served as Senior Pastor of Rechoboth Baptist since December 1999. He attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Moody Bible Institute, Covington Theological Seminary, and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee and raised here in Soddy Daisy, Pastor Alan has been married to Jeanne since 1988. They are blessed with two wonderful children, daughter Sierra (1995), and son Seth (1997).
Pastor Alan came to know Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at age 10. He understood his call to preach the gospel during a sacred moment alone with the Lord. He preached his first sermon in 1985. During his first fifteen years of ministry, Pastor Alan served as an evangelist. He still possesses the zeal of an evangelist and longs to experience the kind of revival that is only read about in the history books today. His heart was touched for missions during a 2004 crusade in India in which over 4,800 people came to know Christ.
Pastor Alan is committed to faithfully and fearlessly delivering God’s Word in a manner that is both timely and relevant. His messages blend accurate Biblical context, engaging illustrations to illuminate truth, practical application, and understood layman’s terms. His love for writing led him to begin writing the program and curriculum for our annual Vacation Bible School. Since beginning in 2009, we have seen a 400% increase of children coming to know Christ.
On the side, Pastor Alan loves sports, having played baseball, basketball, football, and tennis during his youth. One of the greatest thrills from his childhood was serving as an Atlanta Braves batboy during four summers. While he plays on our church softball team, Pastor Alan gets more joy out of watching his children play and compete today.
Pastor Alan’s life verse is John 15:5, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing.”
MIranda Majors - Mother's Day Out Director
Miranda Major's has been the Mother's Day Out program director since starting the program September 2011. Currently I reside in Sale Creek with my husband and 3 beautiful girls. Rechoboth Baptist Church has been an awesome church to raise our family in. I volunteer in the nursery, children's church, VBS, and anywhere else I'm able to. I was raised in the Soddy Daisy area. So it's been great being able to work and worship in this same place, seeing all the friends and family I know. Along with new ones I've grown to enjoy and love.
Patrick Wooden – Worship Pastor
Cleveland, Tennessee is Patrick’s hometown and he continues to live just outside Cleveland, in Georgetown, with his family. Patrick is married to June Dowdy Wooden and has been an ordained minister for the past 24 years, serving several churches in Cleveland/Bradley County area. He graduated from Bradley Central High School and then moved on to UTC where his major was Music Theory and Composition. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Bryan College. Patrick and June have three children, Ashley, grown and on her own, Evan a senior at Bradley Central High School, and Emily, a freshman at Bradley Central. Patrick serves Rechoboth in a part time capacity as he also manages his family’s topsoil business. His life verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”