OUR TEAM

ALLEN JAMES

ALLEN JAMES

SENIOR PASTOR

Allen has served as our Pastor since November 2014. With the pastor/shepherd and encourager blend of spiritual gifts, he has a passion to preach and to lead others to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

He has been married to his wife, Nova, since 1993 and they have one married daughter who lives in Tallahassee, Florida. He loves the outdoors – fishing, boating, and more. He is an avid Texas Longhorns fan. His favorite book of the Bible is the Gospel of John.

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TONY CRAWFORD

TONY CRAWFORD

WORSHIP PASTOR

Tony Crawford joined the Salem staff in February 2019. He has a Bachelors of Music degree with an emphasis in Sacred Music from the University of Tennessee. He enjoys being outdoors & spending time with his family. His favorite place to vacation is the beach! He and his bride, Becky were married on July 20, 2002. They’ve been blessed with two awesome kiddos: Brylee and Tripp. Tony has adopted and trusted Proverbs 16:3 as his ministry verse, “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.” He is excited about all that God has in store for Salem’s future and is grateful to be a part of this body of Believers. 

ANTHONY CALDWELL

ANTHONY CALDWELL

STUDENT & FAMILIES PASTOR

Anthony joined the Salem team in January 2017. He has a passionate heart for reaching students with the gospel and has served in student ministry for over 12 years. He has been married to his wife Christina since 2006 and has two beautiful daughters.

He believes strong families produce strong disciples and strives to develop deeply committed followers of Jesus! He has lots of energy and whatever he does, he gives it one hundred percent.

TOBY EVERETT

TOBY EVERETT

SENIOR ADULTS & PASTORAL CARE PASTOR

,Toby joined the Salem staff in September of 2017. He comes back to Salem after 15 years, having retired from the pastorate of Alice Bell Baptist Church to continue ministry to the Seniors and to assist the Pastor in pastoral care of Salem. It is his great conviction that individuals who have reached the “Mature” years are one of the greatest untapped resources of the church today and ministering to the needs of the church is paramount in the church ministry.

Toby has been married to Janet for over 50 years. They are committed to ministry together and sharing Christ with those whom God places in their care. They have two sons: Jay and Steve, and four grandchildren: Levi, Mitchell, Gracie, and Carter.

RALPH MEAKER

RALPH MEAKER

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Ralph has served as our Associate Pastor since December 2017. He is gifted in administration and leadership and uses this gifting to help believers become devoted followers of Christ. He has the joy of overseeing the Bible study ministries, assimilating newcomers at Salem, and various other responsibilities.

He and Connie have been married since 1980 and have two adult children who are married with four grandchildren all living in Texas. He enjoys spending time with Connie, taking adventurous day trips, working with his hands and playing golf.

JAMES WADDELL

JAMES WADDELL

CHILDREN & FAMILIES PASTOR

James has served in full-time ministry since 2011 and joined the Salem staff in December 2019. As the Pastor to Children and Families, he oversees birth through 5th grade.  His heart is for children to know, love and share Jesus. He believes in providing a safe and engaging atmosphere for children, developing personal relationships with families and equipping parents to be their children’s primary spiritual influences.

He married his high school sweetheart Ashleigh in 2007 and they have three children: Parker, Brody and Caroline. Outside of ministry, he enjoys spending time with his family, supporting his kids’ teams and watching college sports.

SUPPORT STAFF

MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Ginger Asquith

COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT

Deanna Carpenter

MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Vanessa Gehring

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

Jerry Mitchell

PROPERTY & FACILITY MNGR

Allen Miles

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