Max Reddick is the Senior Minister of Fountain City Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN. Max came to FCPC in September of 2000. He brings an enthusiasm for Christ that pervades all aspects of his ministry. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Max attained a BA in Economics. He subsequently earned his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary where he was awarded the Jagow Prize in homiletics (preaching). After graduation, Max was the solo pastor for the First Presbyterian Church of Harriman, TN. Then Max served as an associate pastor at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX. Max met his wife, Meg, in Dallas during Seminary. Meg and Max have three children: a daughter, Madeline, age 5; son, Knox, age 3; and the newest arrival in March 2001, daughter Lucy - proving that, “God gives those with the least amount of experience the most responsibility.” Max’s love is the Scriptures. From preaching to teaching, his joy is to make Biblical text come alive. "When people make the connection between their lives and the Truth of Scripture, exciting things begin to happen."
Sean White is
the Director of Congregational Care and Missions. Sean came to FCPC
on December 8, 2002. He grew up in Jefferson City and earned a BA from Carson-Newman
College and his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is a PhD candidate at the Presbyterian seminary, Union Theological Seminary,
Richmond Virginia and is currently working on his thesis.
Bob Chambers is our Director
of Music at FCPC. My home state is Texas. I was born in Houston and
grew up in the suburb called Galena Park. My mother still lives there
and the rest of my immediate family lives in the Houston area. My
wife and I met when we were both teaching school in Midland, TX. Cheryl
is a native West Texan. Her parents live in Odessa. We have
two children. Micah our son graduated from Texas Christian University
in Fort Worth and lives with his wife Danay and their dog Daisy in Iriving,
TX. He is a Managerial Intern with Geico Insurance Co. Our daughter
Emily is 23, single and a literacy trainer currently working in Cairo, Egypt.
Cheryl and I have made our home in Maryville the past ten years. I was Minister of Music at First Baptist there until the end of August. Cheryl teaches in the Blount County Schools. I currently am an adjunct professor of music at Johnson Bible College. We look forward to a long and enjoyable relationship with Fountain City Presbyterian Church.
You may wonder what you can expect from the music ministry. First let me assure you that I plan to continue the fine tradition of the Chancel Choir that I inherited due to the work of Harry Hall and Bill Phifer. I have never gone to a church that already had such a fine choir. We will soon begin rehearsals with both Youth Choir II and the Handbell Choir. As time goes on and people show interest we hope the music ministry will grow.
Matthew McCurry is a recent
graduate of Carson-Newman College, in Jefferson City, TN. He received
a Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental and Vocal Education. While
at Carson-Newman he was a member of and organist for the A Cappella Choir
under direction of Dr. Eric Thorson. He was also Chapel organist, organist
for the Oratorio Chorus and accompanist for the C-N Men's Choir. He
has studied with Dr. Lynda Dunn and Mr. Douglas Manley of Carson-Newman,
as well as Mr. Danny Brian and Mrs. Dora Love in Knoxville. Originally
from Knoxville, Matt played trombone in the Powell High School Marching
and Concert Bands, and also in many Carson-Newman ensembles. Prior
to coming to Fountain City Presbyterian Church Matt served at Lake Forest
Presbyterian Church and Sharon Baptist Church in Knoxville, as well as
First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, TN. He is currently employed
at Holston Middle School as Band Director.
Cindy Ricker serves as our Administrative
Assistant. Cindy has been on staff at Fountain City Presbyterian Church
for 21 years. Her duties are wide and varied therefore she must be
disciplined, self-motivated and organized to perform them well. She
works closely with individuals of the congregation and with the various boards
and committees of the church.
She and her husband, Ken, and their seven-year-old son, Grayson, are members of Fountain City. Cindy has been a member here all of her life. She serves on several committees of the church.
Laura writes- I have a Degree in Office Systems Technology and 13 years experience in the secretarial field. I have worked as an Office Manager for a local Audio/Visual Firm and also for East Tennessee Children's Hospital as a secretary. I left my full-time job to become a stay-at-home mom in June 1997 when my son was born. As he got older, a part-time opportunity became available FCPC. I prayed about the decision and was led to join the staff in January of 1999. Now we are expecting a daughter in February of 2003 and I'll be able to take a few months off to spend with her, then return to my job in May. Being able to work a few days a week is truly a blessing. I feel that God called me here to use my time and talents for HIS work.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Phil. 4:13
Alfred Huffaker has been at Fountain
City since January 1995. He is responsible for Wednesday and Sunday
evening programming and handles all youth special events for our junior
high and high school youth.
Alfred is the SMART teacher for Knox County Schools. He works with the SMART program in Knox County with 47 schools and 300 kindergarten and physical education teachers.
Alfred enjoys reading and running road races. He is married to Gayla and they have a seven-year-old son, Brett Thomas and two-year-old twin daughters, Brigette and Brooke.