Dr. Tommy Pierce


God has blessed me with the wonderful privilege of serving as Senior Pastor of Towering Oaks since April 1990. My chief responsibilities as Sr. Pastor include overall staff administration, vision casting, and preaching.

I graduated the University of Kentucky, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees, serving as Graduate Fellow in the Pastoral Ministries Division, contract teaching Preaching, voice and articulation.

I have had the privilege of organizing two mission churches into participating Southern Baptist Convention Churches and pastored churches in Chalmette, LA, and Covington, KY before coming to Towering Oaks.

Other than being a pastor, my joy is leading groups on Holy Land Tours having been to Israel over 20 times.

I lead a devotion Monday thru Friday at 7:15 AM on Towering Oaks Pastor’s Page on Facebook.

Feel free to friend me on Facebook, join me for devotions, or email me.


Since my salvation, in 1978, the Lord has continued His work in my life. It has been an honor to serve the Lord in quite a few areas of ministry; from teaching Sunday school, to outreach, Gideons, and leading ministry teams, the Lord has opened many doors of service.

In 2021, I answered the call to ministry, and was ordained into ministry service. With a degree in Ecclesiastical Jurisprudence, and many years of business experience, the Lord was clearly preparing me for ministry at Towering Oaks Baptist Church.

As Towering Oaks Baptist Church’s Associate Pastor, and Administrator, it is a pleasure to serve you.

Each of us has a unique place of service, for which the Lord has prepared us. (Ephesians 2:10) Today, I’d encourage you to seek His Face, and Your Place of Service.

Should you have any questions for me, don't hesitate to email me.


G’day, my name is Mark Ellison and I serve as the Associate Pastor of Pastoral Ministries, overseeing our Adult Discipleship, Pastoral Care, Ministry Teams, & media and live streaming ministries. I have been on staff since 2016 originally serving as the Next Generation Student Pastor and have been in full time ministry since 2001 serving churches in Texas and Tennessee.

I graduated with my degree in Wellness and Fitness Management from Arkansas Tech University and earned my Masters in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.

I met Christ and my wife, Jamie, while attending Arkansas Tech University. We have four children: Jaida, Tori, Lyla, and Michael (Mikey).

I enjoy a good book, watching movies with my family, fishing, and grocery store runs … I mean dates with Jamie.

My goal in ministry is to partner with families as they encounter Christ, deepen their heart connections with one another, and build godly relationships that strengthen the church.

Feel free to email me.


God has blessed me by allowing me to be a part of children's ministries in one way or another for most of my life. As a part of your staff family for 17 years, it an honor and privilege to plan and oversee the ministries to preschool and elementary age children. God has provided a wonderful, loving staff of volunteers who prepare each week to bring the Gospel to the children on Sunday mornings at 9:00.

Pastor Tommy and I enjoy time with our growing family. We have four married children and seven grands. #Blessed!

My faves include my morning cup of coffee, all things pumpkin spice, and snow, snow, snow!

If I am not spending time with family, you will find me at my computer working on my next book.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions or just want to chat.

Jason Hudson


Jason came to serve in April 2021. He is married to Vicki, and together, they have two children Abby & Seth. He has served at churches in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Feel free to email Jason.


Kollynn is married to Abby and has been on staff since September 2021.

In the meantime, should you have questions about our Student Ministry please email me.


Hello! My name is Amy Pfaff-Biebel, and I am the administrator of Towering Oaks Christian School. I feel so blessed to be leading this ministerial and educational branch of Towering Oaks Baptist Church because I have a deep love and passion for Jesus, children, and education.

I earned my graduate and undergraduate degrees from Saginaw Valley State University. I am the wife of Rex, my high school sweetheart, and the mother of two amazing children: Joe and Ann. I have always known of our Creator, but I began a relationship with His son, Jesus, in 2001. God brought our family all the way from Michigan, and I am humbled and thankful that He did. We love Tennessee’s rolling hills, majestic mountains, and most importantly His loving people that have quickly made us feel at home.

Feel free to email me.


My name is Penny Chrisman and I have been serving TOBC since January 2023 as the Financial Administrative Assistant for the church and our Christian school. I am married to Craig, and we have 2 children (1 grown and 1 high schooler), Alee and Zac. I love being a part of TOBC!!

Feel free to email me.


I am Diane Morrison and our family united with Towering Oaks in 1992, and I became a part of TOBC’s team in 2000. I am presently Bro. Tommy’s assistant, and also help wherever and whenever needed by others on staff. My husband is Oscar and we have a daughter (Robin), a son and daughter-in-law (Jason and Naomi), and four adorable grandchildren (Lydia, Chloe, Karis and Titus). I love reading, scrapbooking on Shutterfly, working in my flower beds, traveling with my daughter, and spending time with my family building precious memories. I love and appreciate my family and friends at Towering Oaks, and I am thankful to be able to serve you.

Feel free to email me.