Pastor and Staff


Dr. Ken Clayton, Pastor

Dr. Ken Clayton and his wife, Joy, came to Pine Eden in 2010 after serving as pastor of a church in Nashville for nearly twenty-five years.  They have two children and six grandchildren.  

Ken graduated from Carson-Newman Unviersity and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Ken and Joy have served as missionaries in Spain, and have lead many short-term overseas mission trips.


Michael Wood, Minister of Music

Our Minister of Music, Michael Wood, has been actively involved in the ministry since college days at Tennessee Tech University.  For 38 years he has seved as part-time minister of music in Cookeville and Crosville.  He has been at Pine Eden Baptist Church since May of 2003.  He is married to Debbie and has two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth.  Michael and Debbie are blessed with five grandsons!

One of Michael's favorite passages is Psalm 150.  "PRAISE THE LORD!...LET EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH PRAISE THE LORD."


Dewayne McGhee, Youth Director