Lead Pastor

William Lunsford

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Pastor William Lunsford is married to Tina and together they have one son, Isaiah who is a Junior at East Tennessee State University. Pastor Lunsford received a B.S. in Social Science Education 1992 from East Tennessee State University. He was awarded the Masters of Divinity from Luther Rice University in 2006 and a second Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020. Currently, he is a Doctoral Candidate at Andersonville Theological Seminary. Lunsford previously served as Bi vocational Pastor of Clark Street Baptist 2006-2010.

Worship Leader

Barbara Curtis

Born and raised in Maryville, TN, Barbara accepted Jesus as Savior during Vacation Bible School.  She’s been involved in church music since 5 years of age, playing for various choirs and becoming organist of her home church at 16 years old.   Barbara received a B.A. Degree in Music from Carson-Newman College and has taught private music lessons in Jefferson City, Morristown, Cookeville, Erwin, and Johnson City. 

Barbara married Robert Curtis in 1974.  They raised 5 children, have 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  She’s been Pianist, Organist, Music Director, and Worship Leader for several area churches, coming to Clark Street in 2000.  She served 3 years as Organist before becoming Music Director in 2004.  Her title was changed to Worship Leader in 2012.

Other interests include teaching Sunday School, Discipleship Training classes, and Ladies Retreats.  Barbara loves the Lord and believes she is exactly where God would have her to be.  She loves her church family and feels it’s a privilege to serve at Clark Street.



Karen Hughes

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Karen has been serving as church secretary since January 2008.  She was born in Johnson City and joined Clark Street as a high school student in 1978, and later married Danny Hughes here in 1982.  After leaving the area for several years, she and Danny returned to Johnson City in 1999.  There was no question about returning back to Clark Street to serve. Karen uses her God-given gift of hospitality and service by serving on various committees and playing her flute for special music during worship service. She and Danny also are the Young at Heart Coordinators for the church senior adult activities.  She loves to cook, work outside in the yard, doing outdoor activities and travel.