welcome to first baptist church at fountain city

Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.

fbcfountaincity.org is designed to paint – with words and pictures – the story of what Jesus is doing in our church. We hope that as you read our story, you will be inspired to discover the God we speak of and to take your own place in His story.

What to Expect


Here at fbc@fc we want to make you feel at home your first time here! That’s why we bring the coffee and save you a parking spot! But we know you have a few more questions, so we want to tell you a little more about our church. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to call us or send us an email!


The goal of our worship music at fbc@fc is to be glorifying to God above all things! We choose songs based on their foundation in Scripture, theological integrity, and how much we like to sing them! You will hear a combination of modern songs, songs from the past 10 years (“contemporary”) and songs that have been treasured throughout the centuries.


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

Colossians 3:16

Like our worship, the goal of our teaching at fbc@fc is to be glorifying to God. Therefore we are very intentional with our subject matter and style. We strive to preach nothing but Scripture, and therefore spend much time in what is called “Exegetical Preaching” or preaching verse-by-verse through Scripture.


“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

At fbc@fc you will meet all kinds of people! We never want to be a church for people only in their 20′s or their 70′s, but instead a church for all ages, races, incomes, and personalities! The people in our church family wear anything from a suit and a bow-tie to ripped up jeans and a t-shirt! Our goal is to exclaim what God has done in our lives through His Son Jesus Christ and to make you feel as welcome as possible!


“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.”

1 Corinthians 12:12-14

We believe that the best people to share the Gospel with someone’s kids are the parents. That’s why we take equiping our parents very seriously! During our Worship Gatherings, we encourage parents to keep their kids by them, setting an example of what it means to worship God and study Scripture.


“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

Deuteronomy 11:18-19

Meet Our Pastors

Donny Wadley


Donny came to the fbc@fc in May of 2009. He has a BA in Ministry from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College. Donny has been married to his beautiful wife, Debi, for 20 years and has 4 children, Meghan, Aly, James, & Trey.

David Williams

Worship Pastor

David came to fbc@fc in 2011. He has a BS in Mathematics from UT and is studying for an MDiv from Southern Seminary. David fell in love with his wife, Chrissy, leading worship together in 2008 and were married in 2011.

David Haynes

Discipleship Pastor

David came to fbc@fc in 2014. He and his family spent many years in Mexico sharing the good news of Christ and rejoicing in God’s work there. He has a heart for seeing people know God and be disciples of Jesus Christ.

Andrew Wood

Kids Pastor

Andrew came to fbc@fc in 2013. He has a BA in Political Science from MTSU and is studying for an MDiv from Southern Seminary. Andrew married his beautiful bride, Erin, and has two kids, Gavin and Summer.

Chris Conner

Student Pastor

Chris came to fbc@fc in 2010. He is from Madison, Georgia and moved to Knoxville in February of 2004. Chris has been married to his wife Jennifer for 8 years. They have 2 kids, Preston and Madison.