Our Staff


Interim Pastor

Heath Eslinger is serving as Interim Pastor. He is a dynamic leader and communicator who has been changing lives for over two decades. His passion for individuals, teams, and corporations to simply evaluate their present circumstances and do things “a better way” has become contagious. His experience as a successful Division I wrestling coach has given him a training ground to see what it really takes to get an organization to believe in a system, buy into a philosophy, and perform at a high level while most importantly impacting the deepest parts of all involved. This experience, coupled with a passionate ability to communicate, make him a speaker that listeners in every area and every phase of life love to hear.  Heath has been married to his wife Brandi for 13 years and they have four children. His favorite verse is Galatians 6:9 - "Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we don't give up." For more information about Heath, visit heatheslinger.com.

Church Secretary

Jan Wilson, our Secretary since April 2018 is a member of Waterville Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tennessee.  She retired from Windstream Communications in 2014 and Luffman Byers Telecom in January of 2018, having worked 25 years in the telephone industry.  Jan and her husband Wayne live in Cleveland.  Jan enjoys writing, scrapbooking, and is involved in Women’s Mission and Ministry at Waterville.  Her favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”



Youth Minister

Cody Pendergrass, our Youth Minister, has been a part of ministry for 10 plus years. He has participated in various youth ministries and music ministries, and is now serving as our Youth Minister since August 2014. He and his wife Sarah Beth have 2 children and currently live in Cleveland, TN. Cody enjoys spending time with his family, going to the movies, and playing outdoor/indoor sports. He has completed the Master's of Arts in Christian Studies Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His favorite quote is 1 Corinthians 10:31, "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God."


Children's Minister

Cassondra Bishop, our Children's Minister, has been a part of Shiloh Baptist Church for 17 years. She began volunteering in the youth and children's ministries 5 years ago and has been serving as our Children's Ministries Director since January of 2016. Cassondra has a degree in Elementary and Middle Grades Education from Lee University. Cassondra enjoys spending time with family, singing, and cheering on the Tennessee Vols during football season. Her favorite verse is Psalms 63:3, "Because your love is better than life, I will praise you." 


Interim Music Minister

Daniel Sharp, our Interim Music Minister, has been serving in ministry for over 30 years. Originally from Ohio, he transplanted to Tennessee when he received his Bachelors degree in Church Music from Lee University. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, birding, riding his motorcycle, and cheering on THE Ohio State buckeyes during football season. His favorite verse is Isaiah 40:31, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint."