A note from our pastors

Welcome to Blount Community Church's website! This church is a result of God calling some of His followers to start a new church in Blount County that loves and seeks Him above all else and intentionally loves others by reaching out to those who do not have a church family. This is our mission: to love God and love others. It is clear and simple.


God made Blount Community Church clear to me (Jeff) in January 2005 when He constantly interrupted my prayers and began revealing visions of BCC. God did the same for me (Kenny) when He told me to pack up and move my family back to Maryville in 2007. And God continues to assemble a growing family who tries to follow Him and a team of leaders that seek Him in serving the mission of the church.


We realize for some this talk about God speaking to us and directing our lives may sound weird. That's okay. There was a time we would have agreed and found this weird too. In fact, even now, we don't understand it all. But the truth is, God is real and He speaks to us. If you stick around BCC long enough, you will discover this on your own.


We don't know why you have chosen to visit our site. Our hope is you are one of the many in Blount County who doesn't attend church. You may not have a peaceful relationship with God and are wondering about God or church. If that is the case, we have prayed for you. We have prayed that you would personally experience the love and peace that comes in a relationship with Him. Our church family is open. We invite you to come to Blount Community Church as you are. You will not be judged. You will not be embarrassed. Our goal is for you to experience God while being with us.


If you are searching for God and wondering if a church really has something to offer, God started this church for you!


May God bless you in your spiritual journey, Pastor Jeff and Pastor Kenny


  • Jeff Fuchs

    Pastor

    jeff@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC: Since the beginning


    Hometown (Where I grew up): Maryville. I was born in Milwaukee then moved to Maryville as a child, but I grew up here and consider it home. 


    Family: Wife – Kim. Daughter - Sarahbeth. Daughter and new son (i.e. son-in-law) Katie and Josh Hughes.  


    Favorite Food: 2 chicken enchiladas, rice, and extra sauce from Los Amigos, Venison back-straps marinated in Dales steak sauce, filled with cream cheese, & wrapped with bacon, Chick-fil-A original chicken sandwich


    Favorite Hobbies: Camping with Kim. Deer hunting. Fly fishing. Cooking on grill and over fire. 


    Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers. I like SEC football. I’m an irresolute UT fan. For the most part, I’m a fan of individuals and not teams. Love Tim Tebow. Pretty sure I love Hugh Freeze. Dislike Steve Spurrier. Despise Nick Saban. 


    What most people don’t know about me: I like expensive sunglasses. Most clothes I wear have been given to me or purchased at a second hand store (no comments necessary). 


    What am I reading: Don’t want to tell you because you’ll think I’m a geek. Currently all my reading is for message preparation or required for school (I’m in Seminary again). Last book I read for fun was entitled Lead for God’s Sake. 


    What is currently on my playlist: Needtobreathe. 33 Miles. Zac Brown Band. Christmas favorites. Sports talk show. Classic rock of the 80’s. 


    Life Verse: Galatians 2:20

    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


    Favorite Bible Story: While the Apostle Paul preached a long sermon, a guy named Eutychus fell asleep while listening. The problem for Eutychus was, he was listening to Paul from a 3rd story window sill and fell out of the window to his death (Acts 20:7-12). Long-winded preachers can kill ya.

  • Kenny Crook

    Pastor

    kenny@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC:  8 years 


    Hometown (Where I grew up): Marion, Virginia


    Family: Wife Anita and Three Daughters Hannah, Mckenzie, and Sydney


    Favorite Food: Steak


    Favorite Hobbies: Running


    Favorite Sports Team: University of Tennessee


    What most people don’t know about me: I have killed one deer in my life - 5 pointer


    What am I reading: The Comeback by Louie Giglio


    What is currently on my playlist:  David Crowder and Need to Breathe. You might find some Rascal Flatts.


    Life Verse:  Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.


    Favorite Bible Story:  Mark 2 - Jesus heals the paralyzed guy

  • Matt Fishbaugh

    Student Ministry

    Fish@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC: September 2016


    Hometown (Where I grew up): Orlando, FL


    Family: My wife, Sarah, and I were married May 30, 2016.


    Favorite Food: American Fare. Food and I have a great relationship!


    Favorite Hobbies: Basketball, Hiking, Ultimate Frisbee, Biking, Video Games, Woodwork


    Favorite Sports Team: ORLANDO MAGIC, Orlando City Soccer, Florida Gators


    What most people don’t know about me: I am Batman.


    What am I reading: Dirty God by Johnnie Moore


    What is currently on my playlist: NeedToBreathe, Lecrae, KB, Hillsong YnF, Andy Mineo, Rend Collective, NF, Elevation, and a lot of Danny Bright


    Life Verse: Psalm 37:5 "Commit your ways to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will act."


    Favorite Bible Story: Moses' entire life story is epic.

  • Marc Martin

    Children's Ministry

    marc@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC:  I have been at BCC since January of 2007.


    Hometown (Where I grew up): Maryville


    Family:  Wife: I have been married to Tiffany since May of 2001 and we have four kids: Mason, Luke, Olivia, and Ava.


    Favorite Food: A GOOD Bacon Cheeseburger


    Favorite Hobbies:  Coaching Baseball and Fishing


    Favorite Sports Team:  Atlanta Braves


    What most people don’t know about me:  Most people don't know that I can draw/paint really well.  I tend to be very critical of what I do sometimes so I am not very open about some of my talents.


    What am I reading:  The Most Excellent Way to Lead by Perry Noble


    What is currently on my playlist: Crowder, Eric Church (Don’t judge me), AC/DC, Switchfoot, Needtobreathe


    Life Verse: Joshua 1:9


    Favorite Bible Story: Feeding 5000: This story contains so many truths about Jesus. For one, someone told the little boy about Jesus and who he was. When the boy did see Jesus, he recognized he should listen and have enough faith to give him everything he had. (That is one of the main reasons why I am in Children’s Ministry.)

  • Bartley McMurray

    College Ministry

    bartley@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC: Six years


    Hometown (Where I grew up): Maryville    


    Family: Wife Natasha (teaches at Maryville High School) and Children Brody 10, Brandt 7, and Brooks 3


    Favorite Food: BBQ, especially Sweet P's


    Favorite Hobbies: Kayak Fishing and sporting events


    Favorite Sports Team: Tennessee Vols, Atlanta Braves, and Washington Redskins


    What most people don’t know about me: I met my wife working in Young Life ministry. 


    What am I reading: Jesus is __________. by Judah Smith


    What is currently on my playlist: It is usually music from Passion, but right now it is Good Father by Chris Tomlin. 


    Life Verse: Simply, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.  (Phillipians 4:13)


    Favorite Bible Story: My favorite story has to be the paralytic and his friends that lowered him through the roof. It not only shows the power of Jesus, but it also shows how much love that the friends had. That was Jesus oozing out of them. 

  • Danny Bright

    Music Ministry

    danny@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC:  May 2014

     

    Hometown (Where I grew up):  Clinton, TN

     

    Family: Married to Blair Bright and our only child is an Olde English Bulldogge named Moses Joe.

     

    Favorite Food: Lasagna and Egg Sandwiches (not at the same time…Well, who am I kidding?! I would probably eat them together if the occasion was to arise).

     

    Favorite Hobbies: Sports and Movies

     

    Favorite Sports Team:  Tennessee Volunteers, Chicago Cubs, San Antonio Spurs, and Nashville Predators.

     

    What most people don’t know about me: 2 things: I can be a perfectionist and Elvis made 31 movies, all of which I own.

     

    What am I reading: Live Love Lead by Brian Houston

     

    What is currently on my playlist: Coldplay’s  “A Head Full of Dreams”, Switchfoot's ""Where the Light Shines Through", and Bethel Music.

     

    Life Verse: Isaiah 43:2

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.

     

    Favorite Bible Story: 

    The Story of Joseph in Genesis, Chapter 37.

  • Dean Denton

    Spiritual Growth Ministry

    dean@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC: Bill and I have been attending BCC since 2009. I joined BCC Staff in 2011.


    Hometown (Where I grew up): Madisonville, TN 


    Family: We have four daughters, three sons-in-law & ten grandchildren listed by families: Rick & LeAnn Sosnoski, Josh Rodriguez, Aaron & Elle Sosnoski;  David & Ashley Robertson, Emilee, Sarah, Wes Robertson;  Kristy Denton; Jason & Angela Cottrell, Katie, Kenzie, Jake and Olivia Cottrell.  


    Favorite Food: Anything chocolate


    Favorite Hobbies: Cooking and hosting family and friends


    Favorite Sports Team: University of Tennessee - Go Vols!! 


    What most people don’t know about me: I was a dairy farmer during my 30's and milked cows for 7 years  


    What am I reading: Living the Legacy, a newly published devotion book written by my twin sister, Jean Lee  


    What is currently on my playlist: Current contemporary Christian music - Same Power, Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here, Redeemed, Forever, Come As You Are, This is Amazing Grace


    Life Verse: Romans 8:28 (NIV) - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 


    Favorite Bible Story:  Jesus feeding the 5000.   Biblical principal, when I give all I have to Jesus, He multiples it to overflowing!  

  • Gina Williams

    Church Administrator

    gina@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC: Since the beginning.


    Hometown (Where I grew up): I grew up here in East Tennessee, born and raised in Maryville.


    Family: Married to Mark (3-22-91) Children: Corey (7-31-94) married to Amelia (4-14-92) with grandson Mason (1-25-13) and Magnolia Hope (due in March), Hope (10-17-96) student at MTSU and Marlea (11-1-98) student at HHS.


    Favorite Food: Anything italian or southern or fried. :)


    Favorite Hobbies: Camping, boating, reading and spending time with my family.


    Favorite Sports Team: UT Vols of course!


    What most people don’t know about me: I dated my husband when I was 16 and he was 21..by the way, I would never let my girls date a 21 year old when they were 16. 


    What am I reading: Charles Martin, When Crickets Cry


    What is currently on my playlist: Unspoken, Bethel, Chris Tomlin


    Life Verse: "For I know the plans for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


    Favorite Bible Story:  The Woman at the well in John chapter 4. I love that Jesus used something so simple as water to speak truth to the woman. Yet so meaningful, because we need it everyday to live, just like we need Him everyday.

  • Paige Church

    Administrative Assistant

    paige@blountchurch.org

    How long have you been at BCC:  Since the beginning...My family was a part of the launch team.


    Hometown (Where I grew up):  Jonesboro, AR


    Family: Married to Keith Church, Children: Riley 9-17-1999, and Reuben 4-5-2002.


    Favorite Food: I like all kinds of foods! My "go to" would be eggs and bacon!


    Favorite Hobbies: Sometimes people call me "crafty." I don’t really like that title, but I do enjoy most all crafts. I also enjoy photography, decorating, and styling clothes as well.


    Favorite Sports Team: Whatever team my boys are playing on. I don’t have a favorite college or pro team.


    What most people don’t know about me: Most people know me as a fun and sarcastic people person. However, there are some times that I would rather be alone, sitting on my couch, bundled up in a cozy blanket, with my IPad watching British movies, love stories or any kind of mystery.


    What am I reading: Not sure if I am supposed to apologize here or what...I really don’t read...like ever! (I do read the Bible...but that is a "church" answer.)


    What is currently on my playlist: I don't really have a favorite artist. I am most always listening to Christian music on the radio. However, I am a sucker for 80’s music.


    Life Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight.


    Favorite Bible Story: OT story is Noah and the Ark. "Noah did everything just as God commanded him." To me it is outlandish to think that God put every kind of animal in one location for 40 days. The story is so detailed and real to me when I read it.

    NT story would be the birth of Jesus. From the foretelling to the time when the wise men come...it is truly a remarkable story.