To be the Holy Spirit’s voice to this community.
Awaken Student Ministries
Awaken is for students from 6th grade – 12th grade. The vision for Awaken is found in Ezekiel 37 when God tells the prophet Ezekiel to speak to the valley of dry bones so that they may live again. God is calling us to speak life into a dying generation so that they might become a vast army for God.
Acts 2:42 NLT “and the believers devoted themselves to the apostles teachings, and to fellowship, and the sharing in meals, including the Lord’s supper, and to prayer.”
Launch Groups are how BFA does all three of these things. This method of discipleship allows you to develop relationship through small group interactions with a focus on spiritual teaching.
These classes change based on a two semester per year rotation. With a wide variety of selections for everyone from kids to senior adults. Launch Groups are the cornerstone of discipleship at BFA.
See Launch Group schedule below
Our Children’s Church time on Sunday morning is amazing. Split into two age groups, Pre-school to First grade and Second Grade to Fifth Grade, each group has a lesson planned designed specifically for them. With diverse teaching styles, from crafts to video to music and spoken word. At BFA we do not believe that there is a junior Holy Spirit, and that our kids can experience Him in a real environment created just for them.
The ladies of Women Unlimited serve in unlimited ways to help the church and community. Some provide a free “church clothes closet.” Many teach children and provide materials for their projects. As a group, we prepare banquets and church dinners, keep the kitchen stocked with supplies for the many social activities of church life. We buy necessary equipment like tables and dishes, and keep the rooms of the church organized and pleasingly decorated. We meet together the second Sunday of each month at 6 pm for food, fellowship and inspiration. Women of all ages are enthusiastically welcomed those evenings. Please come and join us. Bring a friend.
Johnny and Mallory Byrd
Lead Pastors Pastor Johnny and Mallory have a heart for the community of Bartlett. Mallory was born and raised in our great city, and now teaches and coaches in the Bartlett City Schools. Johnny moved here in 2002 to be on staff at Bartlett First. Since that time, Johnny graduated from Mid-South Masters Commission, and completed his upper-level Assembly of God credentials through Tennessee School of Ministry. Both Johnny and Mallory have served in every area of ministry from Nursery to Senior Adults. They have been blessed with two amazing children, Cooper and Adisyn. God has given the Byrd’s a vision not only for our church, but this community. If you would like to get in touch with Pastor Johnny you can email him at email@example.com
Loren and Elizabeth Huie
Pastor Loren Huie was raised in Bartlett, TN until his junior year of high school when he moved to Dallas, Texas and graduated from Rockwall High School. He then continued his education at Christ for the Nations Institute as a music major/pastoral minor. Since graduating in 2009 he has pastored in 5 cities either as a music, youth, young adult and/or associate pastor with his beautiful wife Elizabeth. Serving as not only our Worship Pastor, the Huie’s serve as leading BFA’s discipleship program as well as the media department. Pastor Loren and Beth are high school sweet hearts and got married in 2010. They have been blessed with two wonderful children Dash and Clara Helen. If you would like to get in touch with Pastor Loren you can email him at worship@
Jeremy & Alisabeth Wilson
NXT GEN Pastors
Student Pastors Jeremy & Alisabeth Wilson have a heart for reaching the youth of this generation. Jeremy was raised in Memphis, TN and graduated from Central Baptist School and began to pursue his calling to youth ministry by attending South Atlanta Master’s Commission, which is now Valor School of Ministry. They have been in youth ministry for 10 years and have seen many lives changed. They met in 2004 while attending South Atlanta Master’s Commission and were married in 2007. They have been blessed with three amazing children Karson, Kaiden and Lorali. In May of 2017, God began to speak to them concerning the youth here at BFA. God took them to Ezekiel 37 where God took the prophet Ezekiel to a valley of dry bones. God told Ezekiel to speak life into the dry bones so that they could live again. Ezekiel did has he was commanded and the dry bones came together to form a great army. God has called Jeremy and Alisabeth to Bartlett, TN to speak life into this generation, to awaken a sleeping army. If you would like to get in touch with Pastor Jeremy you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell and Kayela Yaun
Pastor Russell and Kayela have been a part of BFA for several years. Both were involved in BFA youth minitry as teenagers, involved in worship ministry and serving in a variety of different areas. After high school, Russell attended The House Ministry School and Highpoint School of Ministry, and then came home to BFA in July of 2018 to serve as our children’s Pastors. Pastor Russell and Kayela have a heart and a passion to see the students of BFA be the Holy Spirit’s voice to this community.
Richard and Anne Denniston
Pastor Richard and Anne were a part of the BFA family for several years before coming on staff. Richard attended Southern Bible College and graduated in 1969, and in nearly 50 years of ministry he has pastored 5 churches, served in several executive and sectional offices in the Pentecostal Church of God, and they still act as the District Secretary Treasurer in the Mississippi District currently. Along with their years of pastoral experience he also has served as a chaplain in prisons, on job sites and for Hospice home health groups. Richard and Anne served part-time basis until retirement from secular employment and now serving BFA in a number of ways, including teaching Sunday School, leading Small Group ministries, leading seniors ministries and visiting Hospitals. Now living in Arlington, they love and serve our church as examples of Jesus they serve.
We appreciate your support of our ministry and vision for our community. May you be prospered according to Luke 6:38 – “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. (NLT)”
Our purpose is to serve our community and YOU. Our Family Worship Center/Gymnasium accommodates worship services as well as sports and a variety of events for all ages. We invite you to be our guest. Making you feel welcome is one of our priorities. We look forward to your visit and have a gift for you. Just turn in your completed visitor card at the back of the sanctuary after the service and you will be given a special guest basket. “He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His glorious power,” (Eph 3:20) Our goal is that each person be saved from eternal judgement by believing and trusting in Christ. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16) We encourage all who attend regularly to blend our abilities, strengths, and spiritual gifts given by God, to serve Him together. “For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit: to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit; and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues: but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.” (1 Cor 12:8-12)