Mark Overton
Senior Minister

Mark joined the Central staff in 2011. He is a graduate of Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is heavily involved in community organizations like Rotary and Bristol Faith in Action. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on the golf course and being with his family. You can reach Mark at

Kris Mangrum
Minister of Worship and Outreach

Kris joined Central's staff as a part-time Music Director in 2011. He was hired in 2013 as the Minister of Worship and Outreach. He is a graduate of King University in Bristol. Kris leads music in both services including the band in the contemporary service and the choir in the traditional service. In his spare time, Kris enjoys coaching youth baseball and basketball in our community.  He and his wife, Cooper, got married in July of 2017. You can reach Kris at

Billy Conover
Minister of Youth and Connection

Billy came to Central in the Fall of 2013. After living in Clearwater, Florida, for the first 19 years of his life, he made his way to East Tennessee to attend Milligan College. In his free time, you will find Billy watching sports, playing guitar, cooking/eating, or taking in a round of disc golf. You can reach Billy at

Stephanie Boyles
Children's Minister

Stephanie is the mother of five beautiful children, is married to Scott Boyles, and has served Central as its Children's Minister since December 2009. She is committed to creating a ministry structure that will engage both children and their families in discipleship. Her greatest ministry desire is making learning the Bible fun for children, focusing on their learning styles and giving them opportunities to understand and apply the Scriptures for themselves. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, and sewing. You can reach Stephanie at


Bob Parker
Facilities Administrator

Bob has been a member of Central for over 65 years. He has served as Sunday School teacher, Deacon, Elder, House and Grounds Chairman, and has been Facilities Administrator for several years. He enjoys working with friends on projects at Central. Bob is a member of our choir and is also involved in working the sound system. You can reach Bob at

Lisa Bailey
Office Manager

Have a question? Lisa is probably the person you need to talk with first. If she can't assist you, she will most definitely direct you to the right person. Lisa keeps the church office running smoothly and provides support to the church staff and members. She worked at Central from 1999-2003 and returned in 2008 to continue in her current role as Office Manager. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. You can reach Lisa at

Patti Quarles
Music Assistant

Born in Chicago and raised in England and The Tidewater area, Patti has been the organist, keyboardist, and accompanist for Central since 2012. She studied with Clifford Herzer, student of the Levines of the Julliard School of Music. Patti has recorded two original Christian CD's and also performs for several Tri-Cities events including the Symphony Ball, Christian Women's Connection, Kingsport's Liberty Celebration, and several other functions. You can reach Patti at 

Kim Parker
Nursery Assistant

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Courtney Worthy

Children's Ministry Assistant