and welcome to our website!
Please allow me to share with you a few things about our
family and our ministry here at Fellowship Baptist.
I was saved at the age of seven on a Sunday morning following
a V. B. S. in Tallahassee, Florida. I was, however, raised
in an "unchurched " environment and did not experience
any real growth as a Christian until the age of seventeen
when I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to begin reading a
Bible and to find a church to attend. God in His divine providence
led me to a small Missionary Baptist church. This is where
my life took on drastic changes. The long hair came off, drugs,
booze and even cigarettes were taken out of my life. Hundreds
of dollars of rock albums and tapes (remember the old eight
tracks?) were destroyed. I truly became
creature in Christ"
In 1979, God put His hand on me and called me into the ministry.
After hoping it would go away, I finally surrendered to His
call. Later on in the same little church I met and married
my wife Bess. My wife fell under conviction at the age of
ten and was led to the lord by a faithful man of God whose
name is Pastor Auburn Martin. By the way, he now at almost
ninety years old is the associate pastor here at Fellowship
and is still going strong for the Lord! At thirteen years
old, my wife went down at a revival meeting and surrendered
her life to be used by God, however he would, even as a preacher's
Well, since those days, there have been many struggles for
sure, but God has also greatly blessed the Everhart family.
We have been blessed by almost twenty four years of a wonderful
marriage and four wonderful sons and a precious daughter-in-law.
We have been here as pastor for almost fifteen years now
and have seen the Lord do great things for us here at Fellowship
Baptist! We have seen many come and go, and we have had to
bury many precious loved ones in the Lord through these years,
but the Lord just keeps blessing this work!
In an ever-changing world I'm glad our God never changes!
He is faithful. If you are ever in Tullahoma, stop by and
see us, if you can.
God bless you,
Bro. Rick Everhart