Jimmy Brown has been our pastor since November 2007. Born and raised at Ripley, TN. Bro. Jimmy graduated from Ripley High School in 1972 and married Judy Edwards of Ripley in 1975. He was saved in 1978 and surrendered to the ministry in 1981. Licensed and ordained by the Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church at Ripley, TN, he attended Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN (1984-87). He was pastor of four other Southern Baptist churches before coming to Pilot Oak (Elon Baptist Church at Halls, TN; Walnut Grove Baptist Church at Ripley, TN; Chalk Level Baptist Church at Camden, TN; Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Union City, TN). He has also served in various positions at the association and state convention level.
He and his wife have one son (Josh). Their oldest son (Doug) passed away in 1994. Josh lives in Obion, TN with his wife, Candace. They have two daughters (Sidda and Mollie) and a son (Sam). Bro. Jimmy’s hobbies are crappie fishing, turkey hunting, gardening, carpentry, and taking Judy deer hunting. They live in the nearby community of Dukedom, TN.