Meet Our Staff

Bro. Dean Anderson

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Church #: 615-563-2474
Cell #:  615-653-0519

Bro. Dean is originally from Joelton, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy (1978), Vanderbilt University (B.A. 1981), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1984, D.Min. 2009). He has also served at the Baptist Sunday School Board, the First Baptist Church of Joelton, and Trenton Baptist Church, Trenton, Kentucky. He and his wife Cindy have two daughters, Cara Anderson and Abby Carter, and three grandchildren, Kage, Kayson, and Kinsley Carter.

Tammy Wies

Church Ministry Assistant

Church #: 615-563-2474

Tammy, “Gigi” by those closest to her, and her husband, Bob, are natives to the Midwest. God guided them to Tennessee in 1992 where they lived in Murfreesboro until 2021.  They now make their home in Woodbury.  Their union of 40 years has bestowed them with 4 children and 8 grandchildren of whom are their greatest treasures.  They have spent their lives serving and assisting others whether it be at home, in the church, or in the workplace.

Rhett Brewer

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Music Director

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Church #: 615-563-2474

Bro. Rhett is a native of Woodbury and a graduate of Cannon County High School. Having grown up at First Baptist he answered the call to ministry in 2011 working as intern to Dr. Julian Suggs. Upon Dr. Suggs retirement in 2012 he took over as Minister of Music and in September of 2017 was ordained by the church to the gospel ministry. In addition to his ministry at the church, he also works as an Auto Injury Claims Associate for State Farm in Murfreesboro. When not serving at First Baptist or fulfilling his duties at State Farm, he loves to spend time with his wife, Brittany, and their son, Beckett.

Randal and Ellie Byers

Directors of Student Ministry

Directors of Student Ministry

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Church #: 615-563-2474

Randal and Ellie have been married since January of 2020. They have a one-year-old, Everlie Marcella and one on the way in May of 2023, Casen Craig.  Randal and Ellie reside in Woodbury, TN.  Randal works full time for a small, family-owned machine shop in Murfreesboro, TN where he has worked since 2005.  Ellie has her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.  She has been blessed and has the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom. 

Randal and Ellie both grew up in Southern Baptist Churches.  Randal has always had a huge part in church youth groups.  He has led the praise and worship band, chaperoned multiple trips and many other roles.  Ellie has also served in the FBC youth.  She has filled in teaching, chaperoned trips, and was a part of the FBC youth group in her high school years.  In college, Ellie attended the Baptist Collegiate Ministry where she was on the Leadership Team.

Randal has been a Member of First Baptist Church of Woodbury since 2020 and Ellie has been since 2011.  They are excited to serve and want to grow the youth group closer to God.  They believe God created us for His glory and will teach that to the students.  

Erik Bostedt

Erik Bostedt


Church #: 615-563-2474
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Erik moved to Tennessee from Indiana with his wife and two children over 15 years ago. Eric attributes the move as orchestrated by God. After serving on the security team at a local church in Murfreesboro and finding his forever home in Cannon County, Eric and his family became members of First Baptist Church of Woodbury in January of 2021. With a lifetime of experience in the construction and building trades, he is excited to serve as the Custodian for First Baptist Church. Eric also serves as a Trustee at the church.

Our Active Deacons For 2024

Douglas Jennings, Jason McGee, Matt Powers, Matt Cowan, Jeff Todd, Danny Jones, Darren Jessup, Tony Burnett, Michael Odom