Meet Our Staff
Rich is a native of Johnson City. He began his ministry at Mountain View in 2004, where he served 8 years as the Youth Pastor. He has been the senior pastor since August, 2012. He holds a Masters in Christian Studies from Union University. He also has a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering Technology from East Tennessee State University and a M.S. in education from Arkansas State University. In addition to pastoring Mountain View, Rich is a construction teacher at Science Hill High School. He has been married to his beautiful wife Penny for 33 years and they have 3 children. His son Josh and wife Meme live in Gray, TN and have one son, Ollie. His daughter Natalie and her husband Brett live in Jacksonville, FL. His youngest son, Noah, still lives at home and attends Greeneville High School.
Pastor of Family Ministries & Outreach
Keith is a lifetime resident of Washington County. He is also a small business owner of a local flooring store. Keith and his wife, Mitzi, have been married for 31 years and have two children. Their family have been members of MVBC for more than 15 years. Their son Coty lives in Gray with his wife and son. Their daughter Taylor lives in Tampa, FL. Keith enjoys farming in his “spare” time.
Pastor of Family Ministries
My wife Jeanne and I have been married 47 years. We have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I graduated from Carleton College in Northfield MN with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I asked Jesus in my heart to be my Lord and Savior in October 1973. In 1977 Jeanne and I experienced our first mission assignment with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks. But serving in a local church became our calling. I have served as a pastor for 42 years. I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Theological Seminary and completed all required class work toward a Doctor of Divinity Degree. But, life got in the way. In December of 1993, I was called to be a bi-vocational pastor at MVBC. I have been employed in business administration for the last 16 years. Life does get in the way, but it also provides endless opportunities to offer salvation to others.
Josh has been the Children’s Pastor at MVBC since 2016. Josh and his wife Ashley have been married for 12 years and have three wonderful kids, Leah, Luke, and Landree. Josh is a PE teacher at Jonesborough Middle School. He holds an Education Specialists degree from Union College KY. Josh and Ashley would love to minister to your children ages 3yo through 5th grade!
Kelly (Sams) Davenport is a lifetime member of Mountain View Baptist Church and earned her Education Specialist degree from Union College. She is in her tenth year of teaching choir at David Crockett High School. She gladly welcomes anyone to participate in the MVBC music or audio visual ministries!
Interim Youth Minister
Taylor is a native of Greeneville, TN. He graduated from Welch College in Nashville with a degree in psychology. He is currently working for the State of Tennessee doing social work. He now lives in Johnson City with his beautiful wife Chelsea and two dogs Peyton and Smokey.
Daycare & Learning Center Director
Sherry was born and raised in Chinquapin, were she lives with her husband, Doug. Sherry is an active member of Chinquapin Baptist Church, and has worked in childcare for 5 years.
Annette n Teague
Annette came to Mountain View in October of 2019 to work in the Preschool, and began work in the office the following March. She was born in Knoxville, TN and recently moved to the Tri-Cities after serving as a missionary in Canada. Annette has a Bachelors in intl. studies and a Masters in marketing. Annette loves her niece and nephews, her cat, Blue, and being outdoors! She is an active member of First Christian Church, JC.