Meet the Pastor & Staff

Our Wonderful Pastor Brother Jimmy Arms

Our pastor is Brother Jimmy Arms. He originates from Murfreesboro, TN. He was born April 10, 1960 the son of Buck & Martha Arms. He was a member of Florence Baptist Church where he was born again in 1970. His first service as a minister was in 1980 at Crievewood Baptist Church as a youth minister while attending Belmont University. His first pastor job was at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Lascassas, TN. He also served as pastor at Hill Grove Baptist Church in Guston, KY and at Stevens Street Baptist Church in Cookeville, TN. Bro. Jimmy has served as a staff evangelist at Hixson First Baptist Church in Hixson, TN and served as a missionary in Malawi, Africa with the International Mission Board. Brother Jimmy has amassed over 30 years of ministry experience in serving his Lord and Savior.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Belmont. His education includes a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, GA.
He married Diane Sanders Arms of Shelbyville on May 23, 1981. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from UT and currently works as a homemaker. Diane is an important part of Bro. Jimmy’s ministry as they work as a team in serving wherever God calls. Together they have two children. Their family also includes a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.
Brother Jimmy served on several committees with the Stone Association of Southern Baptists. He has served with the Southern Baptist Convention, the North American Mission Board, the Lazarus House Hospice Foundation, Lighthouse Christian Camp, and as a seminary extension instructor for the Salem Baptist Association.
On a personal note, Bro. Jimmy likes spending time with family, outdoor activities, and music. Diane’s interests include tennis, golf, hiking, and cooking. They both will admit to being somewhat competitive and enjoy ping pong, bowling and bag toss.
You can visit one of our services on the “sermons” block on the Front Page or the Worship Page.




Our Deacons…

We love and appreciate our Deacons at Upper Helton. Joey Agee, Tex Campbell, David Turner, Willie Turner, Mike Evans are always ministering to our congregation alongside our pastor. Together, as Pastor and Deacons they seek to help our church and community experience the abundant life that Jesus Christ has offered us. Pray for our pastor and deacons as they care for our church.

Deacons & their wives

Willie Turner (Lavelle):
Home 615-529-3205 Cell 615-464-8977

David Turner (Roenia):
Home 615-529-2668 Cell 615-425-6263

Mike Evans (Amy):
Home 615-529-4006 Cell 615-879-6104

Tex Campbell (Vivian):
Home 615-529-2942 Cell 615-464-8803

Joey Agee (Casey):
Cell 615-464-7476

Our Worship Leaders…

Song Leaders – David Turner (assistant)
Choir Director – Vickie Woods
Children’s Choir Director – Casey Agee, Stacy George, Liz Cripps
Piano – Roenia Turner
Organ – Teresa Bogle, Lisa Gleaves
Musician– David Revelle
Audio/video Techs – Abram Edwards, Zack Vantrease, Taylor Leach, Ethan Hale, Jessica Hale
Website, Facebook & Videos– Amy Evans
Church Bulletins– Kathy Slager, Roenia Turner & Bethany Vantrease
Church & Fellowship Hall Usage– Brandi Womack
Church Signs– Roenia Turner
Head Usher– Phillip Self, Trevis Maynard

Other Leadership Positions…

Administative Assistant – Kathy Slager
Church Clerks – Tish Self, Stacy George
Treasurers (Payables/Receipts) – Sandra Fowler, Vivian Campbell
Treasurer – Kerry Davis
Trustees – Harold Ashford, Rusty George, Joe Cook
Associations Delegates -JD & Clara Lee Vantrease, Tex & Vivian Campbell
Executive Board Members – Jimmy Arms, Tex Campbell
Moderator – Kerry Davis, Mike Evans
Brotherhood Director – David Dunn
VBS Director – Tracy Revelle
Calling List Coordinator – Suzanne Dunn, Bryna Ashford
Church Flowers – Faye Underhill
Security -Rusty George, Tad Webb, Joey Agee, Mike Evans, Trevis Maynard
Lock up/Lights– Tex Campbell, Paul Engle, Bradley Hall, Phillip Self
Cleaning– William & Martha Davis
Yard/Landscape Jimmy & Vickie Woods

Other Committees…

Christmas Baskets/Decorating -Tracy Revelle, Sherry Hall, Jessica Hale, Hannah Evans
Baptism Committee -Martha Davis, Tex Campbell
Bible Study Committee -Bethany Vantrease, Diane Arms
Budget Finance Committee -Kerry Davis (chair), Bryna Ashford, Sandra Fowler, Vickie Woods, Vivian Campbell
Christmas Program Committee -Karen Ashford, Suzanne Dunn, Stacey George
Vision Committee -Casey Agee, Lindsay Murphy, Mike Evans, William Davis, Vickie Woods, Tex Campbell, Kerry Davis, Bryna Ashford
Fellowship Committee -Casey & Joey Agee (chair), Brandi Womack, Eunice Ramsey, Jack & Faye Underhill, Suzanne Dunn, Roenia Turner, Jerry Cripps
Children’s Committee -Amy Evans, Casey Agee, Kevin & Liz Cripps, Stacy George
Pre-School Committee– Lacy Hall, Stacy George, Crystal Maynard, Shannon Edwards
Maintenance Committee – Jimmy Woods (chair), David Dunn, Tommy Gibbs, William Davis, Joe Cook, Jerry Cripps
Nominating Committee -Mike Evans, Rusty George, Bradley Hall, Shannon Edwards, Martha Davis, Vickie Woods
Outreach Committee – Tex & Vivian Campbell (chair), David & Tracey Revelle, Phillip & Tisha Self, Diane Arms
Revival/Homecoming Committee -Bro. Jimmy Arms, David & Roenia Turner, Vickie Woods
Youth Committee -Abram & Shannon Edwards, Kerry Davis, Trevis & Crystal Maynard, Mike & Amy Evans, Ethan & Jessica Hale