Gene Price has served as our pastor since October of 1984. He is a native of Somerville, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies. After college, he moved to Ft. Worth, Texas in order to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and while there received a Masters of Divinity. In Ft. Worth, he met a young lady from Columbia, South Carolina who was also a student at Southwestern Seminary named Trish McNeal. Gene and Trish were married in Columbia, South Carolina on December 28, 1984. On September 25, 1987, God blessed Gene and Trish with twins, Maylon and Meagan. Maylon is married to the former Jessie Rike of Somerville and he is the fertilizer manager at Co-op in Somerville, Tennessee. Meagan lives in Cleveland, Georgia and is the head coach of the Junior Varsity Women’s Basketball team and assistant coach of the Varsity Women’s Basketball team at Truett-McConnell College. Trish is currently the principal of Gleason School.
Luke Hughes has been the Minister of Youth at TCBC since May of 2005. Luke grew up in Bumpus Mills TN. Luke is a 1997 graduate of Stewart county high school in Dover tn. Luke was saved on June 7th 2002. Luke is passionate about teaching students about God's Word and the relationship that they can have with Jesus. Luke is married to Tara Newsom Hughes. Tara is an elementary teacher at Gleason School. Together Luke and Tara enjoy family, friends, church family, and supporting the students of TCBC.