John Bauman
Preaching, Visitation, Missions


John Downs
Church Owned Property, Grounds, Special Dinners


Gary Graves
Service Assignments, Singing, Bible School Program

     Gary was born in Belleville.  His father served as an elder in 4 different congregations spanning a period of about 35 years.  They moved from Illinois when Gary was 9 to Memphis, Tennessee, where he did most of his growing up and where he was baptized at the age of 9.  Gary was a member of the Whitehaven Church of Christ while in Memphis. 
     In 1973 he joined the US Navy and served until 1979.  While in the Navy, on August 25, 1978 Gary married Mary Helen Brazzell from Montgomery, Alabama (they’re families were good friends in Belleville, Ill.). 
     When he was discharged in 1979 they moved to Henderson, Tennessee, so Gary could attend Freed-Hardeman University.  In 1980, a daughter was born to them; Hannah Erin Graves.  Also that year Gary transferred to Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee.  While in Cookeville, Gary and Helen served the Happy Haven Children’s Home (overseen by the Elders at the Willow Avenue Church of Christ) as house parents. 
     In 1982 they moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Gary attended The Unversity of Tennessee, and began attending what is now known as the South Knoxville Church of Christ.  They spent some time away from South Knoxville; about 2 years attending the Seymour Church of Christ and about 5 years at Laurel Church of Christ.  In 1996 they adopted Colin Isaac Franklin Graves and Jacob Danison Craig Graves.  Gary presently works at The Unversity of Tennessee in The Nuclear Engineering Department as a Design Technician. 
     Gary is responsable for Service Assignments, Bible School Program, Song Leading, Electronic Media 

Grady Hurst
Benevolence, Attendance, Flowers for Funerals and Hospitals



Geoffrey R. Mabe

     Geoffrey R. Mabe, a native of North Carolina, began his work as Associate Minister with the South Knoxville Church of Christ in June of 1999.  Geoff is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University with a BA in Bible and Psychology and is currently pursuing his MA in General Psychology at East Tennessee State University.
     Geoff and his wife, Angie, moved to the Knoxville area in August 1997.
Angie is a teacher and coach at the Knoxville Christian School. Geoff has worked at the following churches as Associate Minister; Westside Church of Christ, Charlotte, NC; Wildersville Church of Christ, Wildersville, TN; Dyer's Chapel Church of Christ, Lexington, TN.


Wayne Art

     Wayne grew up in Lancaster, Kentucky. He arrived in Knoxville in August, 1994 and has attended South Knoxville since then. Wayne graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky with a BBA in Business Administration.
     Wayne and his wife Carolyn are the parents of two children Lorle and Matthew. He is employed as Operations manager for Wal-Mart at Walker Springs. Wayne is responsible for groundskeeping, maintenance, and special events.

Bill Morrison

     Bill is a native of Knoxville. He is an employee of Low's Home Improvement where he works as a Sales Coordinator. He and his wife Renee have two daughters Jama and Kaylee. Bill has attended both the Asbury and South Knoxville congergations.
     Bill is the deacon in charge of service assignments, ushers and attendance.


George Portress


Steve Stamm

     Steve grew up in Lexington Kentucky where he attended the Southside Church of Christ. After graduating from Freed-Hardeman in 1981(BA Bible and Psy) he and his wife Cheryl moved to Knoxville. Steve worked for the University of Tennessee as a Computer Science Researcher from 1986 until 1999 and currently works as a software Project Manager and Technical Specialist for Risk Management Solutions. In 1995 Steve and Cheryl became the proud parents of a son, Steven Luther "Luke" Stamm.
     Steve is responsible for the church web page and related Information Technology areas.

J. L. Steele


Jim Walker


Adam Wilson


Past staff members
This page maintained by 
Steve Stamm
Last updated 06/03/2002