Rev. Michael Wilbanks

Senior Pastor

Rev. Michael Wilbanks is originally from Walnut, Ms. He is a graduate of The University of Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor's of Arts in History with a Minor in English. Michael earned a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is currently pursuing his doctorate from New Orleans Baptist … Read More


Bro. Danny McGee

Worship Pastor

Bro. Danny McGee is our Worship Pastor. He is married to Michelle and they have two daughters, Brittany McGee and Ashley McGee Hendrix (Paul Hendrix - Husband). Bro. Danny loves to sing, lead choir, fish, and spend time with family. He would love to have you come and join the choir. Please contact Bro. Danny if you have any … Read More


Rev. Glen Reeder

Associate Pastor/Student Minister

Bro. Glen Reeder is a native of Pontotoc County. He is a 2000 graduate of Blue Mountain College with a Bachelor of Science in Church Related Vocations of Religious Education/Bible/Drama. He earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Delta State University in 2007. He and his wife, Tammie, have served in many aspects of God’s … Read More


Chris & Janet Barefoot

College Ministry Coordinators

Chris and Janet work with our College Students. They have big hearts for this ministry. The College Ministry is highly focused on making disciples and doing missions to the glory of God. Chris also works for AT&T (but cannot do anything about your cell phone service) and Janet is a school teacher. Chris and Janet have three … Read More

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Danny Russell


A Vietnam veteran, and retired from Central Service Association where he was employed as a GIS Engineering Analyst.   Danny has served as treasurer for the past 17 years and is also an inactive Deacon. Danny, along with his wife Tonie love to travel.   Danny also loves woodworking and spending time with his 6 grandsons. … Read More


Tonie Russell

Church Pianist

Retired from North Pontotoc Attendance Center, Tonie has played the piano for several different churches since she was 12.   At age 14 she took on the responsibility as pianist for Her home church (Turnpike Baptist Church) and has been a church pianist ever since.   Tonie has served as Thaxton's pianist for the past 34 years. … Read More