Cumberland Baptist Church(865) 584-9129

Meet the Staff





Steven Hoover | Student Minister

Hello!  Just in case you want to know a little bit about me: I have a degree in Youth Ministry/Preaching (B.S.) from Johnson University, and am currently working through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for my M.Div (Masters of Divinity) in Worldview and Apologetics. I met my beautiful wife, Ashley, during my time at Johnson, and we married in 2009. We have two children; Cali (4), our little princess, and Gibson (15 months), our little hulk-baby. Obviously, being a full-time minister, a full-time student, and a full-time daddy,  my life gets pretty hectic, but then I remember why I felt called to the ministry: I want to see the youth of this church rise up and become disciples of God. I want to see the world look at us in wonder of our love for each other. And I want to see this church on fire for the word of God and for the work of the Kingdom!

Email or text me if you ever have any questions, concerns, comments, or just need to talk!

Check out my blog here.



Minister of Music -  (Position Vacant)



David Whipple, Jr., Traditional Interim Music Leader

Ean Hurst, Contemporary Interim Music Leader

Carolyn Monroe, Pianist

Volunteer Staff

Ruth Patraw, Kids Hope USA Director –