Director of Student Ministry
Email Youth Leader
Church #: 615-563-2474
Cell #: 615-318-6962
Bro. Tony was born in Warren County, Tennessee and graduated from Warren County Senior High School in 1984. He accepted his call to ministry at the age of 17. He is Married to his wife of 33 years, Melissa Jean Thomas Burnett. He has a son Thomas and Daughter-In-Law Amber Campbell Burnett.
He served the Town of Woodbury from 1994 – 2005 as an officer and served as Chief of Police from 2005 – 2012. Tony was a DARE Officer, School Resource Officer and investigated crimes against children and domestic crimes. These roles have intensified a heart for youth.
In 2012, Tony began his career with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office where he began by serving as the Middle TN Region Law Enforcement Liaison. Tony serves as the Drug Recognition Expert State Coordinator and the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Coordinator for the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.
He has served as Pastor of four churches and served as Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church from 2004 until 2014. After serving as Pastor of Hollow Springs Community Church for four years, he returned to First Baptist in 2018 where he now serves part time as Director of Youth Ministry.