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Rev. Tim Burnham

Senior Pastor

Tim has pastored the people of FBC Lindale since June of 1992. Tim and his wife, Charlene, have served the Lord in pastoral ministry for 33 years. Through their 35 years of marriage, they've raised 4 children; Tiffany, Brad, Vicki, and Christine. Tim has earned degrees from both Luther Rice Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Tim's ministry is driven by a deep desire to see people come into a life-changing relationship with God through Christ. Under Tim's evangelistic leadership, our church has been recognized by the Georgia Baptist Convention over the past five years as one of Georgia's top 100 churches in annual baptisms and Sunday School growth. Tim is an active leader in the GBC, currently serving as 1st Vice-President. He is also serves as a volunteer chaplain for the GBI.

Tim is always looking for opportunities of share Christ, anytime, anywhere, and with anyone. Away from the church, Tim is an avid golfer and is always up for a good hamburger and fries. His love for Krispy Kreme donuts is both a blessing and a curse.

Most of all, Tim loves meeting new people and building relationships. He would love to answer any questions you may have about our church or tell you more about how you can be involved in our ministry. You can call Tim at our Church Office or email him, or find him on Facebook.


Kevin Boyd has led the music ministry of FBC Lindale since May of 2000. Originally from Nashville, TN, he and his wife, Kristy, have been married for 16 years and have three children; Dalton (13), Noah (11), and Mackenzie (6).

Kevin's calling to lead the church in genuine worship shows in his ability to minister to people with a wide range of musical tastes and backgrounds. His desire is to take our congregation beyond music, into the presence of our Holy God. Of all the music of the church, Kevin's favorites are hymns like "Worthy of Worship" and current praise songs like "Jesus Messiah" and "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)". Outside of leading in worship, Kevin enjoys a good steak and sweet potato and is endlessly loyal to his hometown Tennesee Titans.

Kevin would love to answer any questions you may have about our worship services or tell you more about how you can be involved in our music ministry. You can call him at our Church Office, email him, follow him on Twitter, or find him on Facebook.


Rev. Eric Whelchel

Minister To Students

Eric has been our Minister to Students since October of 2001 and has been in full-time youth ministry for over 14 years. He's a graduate of Pepperell High School (1994) here in Lindale and earned his B.S. in Christian Ministry from Shorter Univeristy (1998) in Rome. Eric and his wife, Kim, have been married for 13 years and have three boys; Tyler (13), Ben (10), and Rob (5).

Eric loves building relationships with students and watching them fall in love with God and His Word. He enjoys playing NFL Fantasy Football and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. He eats way too many Oreos and loves 80's movies. His list of favorite music is way too long to list, but Rich Mullins and Andrew Peterson would certainly be at the top.

Eric would love to answer any questions you may have or tell you more about our ministry to youth. You can call him at our Church Office, email him, find him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter.


Rev. Jim Cook

Associate to Pastor

Jim, our Associate to Pastor, has served the congregation at FBC Lindale in multiple ministries since September of 1980. His service began as full-time Minister of Music & Youth. In 1988, his leadership transitioned to Music & Recreation. In 1989, Jim was led by the Lord into full-time public education, transitioning him to serve the church in his current role, our part-time Associate to Pastor.

His wife, Bonnie, was a musical accompanist, serving our church with her amazing talent on piano & keyboard. In the summer of 2011, Bonnie was diagnosed with brain cancer. On August 25, 2011, Bonnie was killed when the vehicle she was in caught fire as they were arriving at a local cancer center for radiation treatment. She was a huge part of the church's ministry, but God has brought glory to Himself through her life and death. Jim and Bonnie were married for 36 years. Jim has two grown children, David & Julie, a daughter-in-law, Hannah, and a granddaughter, Julianne.

Jim's experience and dedication to our church enables him to serve all ages of our congregation in many ways. On Sundays, he leads our Sanctuary Bible Study class for adults and is also an active part of our multimedia and sound ministry. Jim enjoys photography, reading, and will always be found with the latest in modern tech gadgets. He's grateful to be an uncle to 6 and great-uncle to 14!

Jim would love to answer any questions you may have or serve you however he can. Feel free to email Jim anytime, or find him on Facebook.

Here are some of Jim's favorite leadership quotes.


Angie Cason

Financial Secretary

Angie has been a part of our office staff since 1993. She has become an important part of keeping our office operating smoothly each day. Her sense of humor and willingness to help benefits all our ministerial staff. Angie loves the Lord and is driven to help our church's ministries build God's Kingdom.


Dot Lee

Church Secretary

Dot joined our office staff in 2002. She and her husband, Jerry, have been actively involved in ministry together for many years. Dot's experience and dedication to ministy makes her a valuable part of our office staff. Dot works in our front office three days a week.