Kenny Faught, Pastor
Kenny was born in Richmond, Kentucky, and grew up in the nearby small town of Irvine. He is a graduate of Cumberland College, where he majored in religion and minored in philosophy. He received the Master’s and Doctoral degrees from The New Orleans Theological Seminary, and studied Advanced Methodist History, Theology, and Polity at Duke Divinity School. He was ordained an Elder in the Holston Conference in 2007.
Dr. Faught became pastor at St. Mark on July 1, 2015. He has served churches in Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, and Tennessee, including four congregations in the Knoxville and Oak Ridge Districts (Pleasant Hill, LaFollette, Cokesbury, and St. Mark). He also taught pastoral theology for ten years at the college level.
Kenny is married to Chrissy (Powers) Faught, who is an English teacher, and has three children (Jessica, Josh, and Sarah Grace) and three grandchildren (Seth, Liam, and Ezra). Sarah Grace is an elementary student at The Episcopal School of Knoxville. Kenny enjoys classical guitar, the outdoors, the Tennessee Vols, and (some years) Cincinnati Reds baseball. He is always eager to talk with you about your relationship with Jesus and your interest in St. Mark.
TYLER OWENS, MUSIC DIRECTOR
Paula Sandoval, Youth Director
Paula and her husband Juan Carlos have two children, Katherine and Brandon. She loves to travel, watch Brandon play soccer, and work with youth! One of her favorite Bible verses is: 1 Timothy 4:11, “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers, in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.”
Breanna Wilson, Children's Director
Breanna is a California native who moved to the Knoxville area with her family when she was nine years old. She graduated from Johnson University in 2015 with a double BA in Intercultural Studies and Bible & Theology.
Breanna married Dylan Wilson in October of 2015 and they are expecting their first baby in November 2016. Together they have volunteered or served in ministries at Shelter Church of Maryville, Niños de Baja Orphanage in Mexico, New Castle Christian Church in Virginia, and Bearden UMC. Breanna's biggest passion is bringing the joy and warmth of Christ to children, followed closely by a passion for missions and world cultures.Contact Breanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 588-0808.