Rev. Rick Bennett, D.Min.
Field Coordinator

Before beginning his ministry with CBF Tennessee in October 2016, Rick served as pastor at First Baptist Church in Elkin, NC. Prior to serving as a pastor, Rick served on the staff of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Global in Decatur, GA for nearly nine years. Prior to his time with CBF, Rick served a variety of local church leadership roles including associate pastor, minister of education, minister of youth, minister of children, and deacon.

 Originally from Pinehurst, NC, Rick is a graduate of Campbell University (B.A., Religion and Christian Ministries, 1994) and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (M.Div., 1998).  He earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in 2008.