DR. BENNY KECK – SENIOR PASTOR
Dr. Keck serves as the interim pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He graduated Carson Newman University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Andersonville Theological Seminary. He and and his wife Melody moved to Jefferson City after retiring in 2015. They are enjoying their six grandchildren and involvement in their young lives.
Dr. Keck has served as senior pastor in churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida in various church settings. Since retiring he has served in an interim position at three different churches before coming to Emmanuel. He served almost three years as the interim pastor and has now been called as the Senior Pastor.
TRACY WILSON – CHOIR DIRECTOR AND WORSHIP LEADER
Tracy Wilson is married to Angela Wilson and together they have 4 children and several grandchildren.
He earned a church music degree from Carson-Newman University, a Masters in church music degree
from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Carson-
Newman University. He is the General Music Teacher at Dandridge Elementary School.
Tracy has served the Lord as Minister of Music in four Southern Baptist Churches and in two Methodist
Churches before joining the staff of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He has lived in Dandridge since 1994.
Tracy enjoys bagpiping with the Knoxville Pipes and Drums, teaching music lessons, and fishing.
BERNADELLE MOONEY – FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Bernadelle Mooney has served Emmanuel as financial secretary since 2002. Originally from South Dakota, she and her husband Floyd moved to Jefferson County in 1978 when Floyd began attending Carson-Newman College.
Bernadelle and Floyd have three married daughters, three grandsons and two granddaughters. Both she and Floyd love raising horses and working on their farm.
REV. RICK ROGERS – INTERIM MINISTER OF OUTREACH & DISCIPLESHIP
Rick is married to Andrea and they have two daughters, Marti and Tori. Rick previously served as they youth director at Emmanuel. He completed his music studies at CNU and has also studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Andrea met at CNU and have lived in the area since they got married in 1996.
Rick served two other churches full-time in various ministerial roles and, after 25 years of serving as a minister, semi-retired as an associate pastor in 2020. Their family returned to Emmanuel (which they consider their home church) as members at that time. Rick currently works as a full-time prison re-entry minister at Men of Valor (Knoxville) and has been called as the interim minister of outreach and discipleship for Emmanuel in the fall of 2022.