Meet our Staff


  • Dr. Charles A. Fowler Senior Pastor

    Charles began his ministry at GBC in August 2010.  A native of Corinth, MS, he is a graduate of Union University, Mississippi State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Pastor Charles has faithfully provided focused leadership, sound biblical teaching and a tremendous love for the Germantown Baptist Church family.  He is intently committed to ensuring that GBC remains a “disciple-making church” in obedience to the command of Christ in Matthew 28:18-20.  Charles and his wife Sandra have two daughters, Anna and Sarah.

  • Larry Vaughan Administration Pastor

    Larry comes to GBC from Union University in Jackson, TN where he served as Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Church Relations. A native Memphian, Larry attended the University of Memphis and Union University.  As a former pastor, he has had the privilege of preaching, teaching, and sharing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ around the world, having visited more than 20 countries.  He shares his ministry with his wife Marlene, and he has two daughters, two sons-in-law and four terrific grandkids for which he is grateful to God.  He is honored to be able to serve alongside the wonderful people of GBC and is excited about what God is doing as we serve together to impact the world for Christ.

  • Ron Norton Worship Arts Pastor

    Ron joined GBC in 2007 having previously served in both the music and education fields.  He received a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Music Education from UT Martin and a Master of Music from the University of Memphis.  Ron and his wife Angela have two daughters, Bryn and Conleigh.  Ron is grateful for the loving, family atmosphere at GBC and the immense amount of talent found in our church.

  • Tom Elkins Equipping Pastor

    A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Tom joined the GBC staff in March 2011.  He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has a diverse background in business and ministry.  Tom has served as Minister of Education, Missions Pastor, Senior Pastor, and the Executive Director for International Missions organizations.  He founded Charis Partners International which is focused on equipping national pastors and leaders in the unreached regions of the world.  He and his wife Linda have three sons, Ryan, Daniel, and Jonathan.  They also have two grandchildren, Brayden and Lila Rose.  Tom is passionate about communicating the Word of God and equipping the Church to fulfill the Great Commission.

  • John Longworth Recreation and Senior Adult Pastor

    A long time member of Germantown Baptist Church, John is a native of Long Beach, California.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Union University where he double majored in Communication Arts and Religion.  He is experienced in both broadcast and corporate communications and has served in youth, music, and recreation ministries.  John and his wife Sandra have two children, Mark and Katie.  John is thankful for his faith family and friends at GBC and is expecting to see the Lord do a mighty work among His people as we work faithfully to give expression to the Great Commission.

  • Dennis Rasche Missions and Pastoral Care Pastor

    Dennis holds a Master’s in Religious Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee and a Doctorate in Theology from Anderson Bible College and Seminary.  He and his wife Kim have two children, Lacey and Joseph.

  • Dr. Josh Creason Family and Community Life Pastor

    A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Josh obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Wake Forest University.  He also holds an M.Div in Pastoral Counseling and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling and Marriage and Family Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Josh and his wife Courtney have four daughters:  Elise, Charlotte, Lyla and Melanie, and two dogs.

  • Michael Hull Children and Young Families Pastor

    Michael holds a B.A from Union University and an M.Div from Baylor University.  Prior to joining the GBC staff in August of 2010, he served as young adult pastor, recreation director, and church planter.  He and his wife Amy have two children, Noah and Lily.  Michael is excited about the opportunity he has to see children and their parents come to know Christ and grow in their faith.

  • Drew Herndon Student Pastor

    A native of Ripley, Tennessee, Drew joined the staff here at GBC in May, 2013. Drew graduated from Union University with a BA in Youth Ministry and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Christian Education. Drew and his wife Carolyn have two children, Rhodes and Piper. Drew is passionate about sharing the Gospel with students and families and looks forward to all that will be done to fulfill the Great Commission at GBC in the coming years.

  • Wes Franklin Young Adults Pastor

    Wes is a native of middle Tennessee. He and his wife, Katie, are the parents of two children, Tyler and Brittany. Prior to joining GBC, Wes and his family served in the Middle East as IMB missionaries.

  • Sandy Savage Director of Preschool Ministries

    Sandy began her ministry at GBC in 2001.  She is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where she earned a degree in Religious Education.  Sandy and her husband Richard have two sons, Paul and Andrew, and two granddaughters, Katie Elizabeth and Micah Rae.  Sandy looks forward to partnering with young parents to help them and their children know God’s wonderful plan and direction for their lives.