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Jeff Williamson

Sr. Pastor

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Jeff has been on staff at UABC for 25 years. Jeff is passionate about sharing the truth of the gospel with the MidTown Community and helping them know they have a true friend in Jesus Christ. Jeff and his wife, Mary, have been married 22 years and have three children, Grant, Sara & Allan.  Pastor Jeff loves Titan’s football, Legos and outdoor activities.

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Brock Wherry

Children and Family Director

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Brock Wherry is the new Children and Families Director at Union Avenue. He and his wife, Raleigh, are new to the Memphis area, coming from Dickson, TN. Raleigh is an Elementary School Art Teacher in the Shelby County Schools System. Brock felt called to do summer missions while in college at Tennessee Tech. Through summer missions and working with kids all summer, he knew God had a plan for him to be in ministry somewhere. What that looked like, God only knew. Brock and Raleigh are thrilled to be serving at UABC in the children's ministry.

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Kyle Pruzina

Director of Worship Arts

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Kyle Pruzina is the Director of Worship Arts at Union Avenue Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Visible Music College where he earned a Bachelor of Music Ministry degree with an emphasis in songwriting. Kyle is from Port Washington, Wisconsin and has enjoyed leading worship from a young age under the guidance of his father, who was for much of Kyle's life a pastor and worship leader. He began feeling a call to music ministry from around age fourteen and has been playing guitar and writing music since, having studied in the music program at Moody Bible Institute prior to his studies at Visible. Kyle enjoys distance running, rocky road ice cream, and playing with his band The Passport when has a spare moment from his studies. Moreover, he also enjoys spending time with his new bride, Marci!

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Don Bennett

Minister of Senior Adults

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Don has been on staff at Union Avenue since 1986 as Minister of Music or Minister of Senior Adults.  He has been a member of the CenturyMen since 1971.  He is an avid follower of his alma mater Baylor University.  He has two adult daughters, Elisa and Jennifer, who are both teachers.  He is also very proud of his granddaughter, Nataly. Don lost his wife, Lou Ann, to cancer in February, 2014 after 47 years of marriage.