Southern Baptist Convention

The Pastor for Students and Recreation is a dual position, responsible for overseeing and executing the ministry areas for students (6th-12th grade), college/young professionals, and recreation.


Responsible for designing an executable plan for developing followers of Jesus for students in grades 6-12. This includes, but not limited to: Sunday morning bible study, mid-week worship and small groups, appropriate mission opportunities, leadership development, and when appropriate, 1 to 1 discipling.
Equip adults and students to lead and own the student ministry.
Develop team approach to ministry
Manage student website and social networking.
Develop and execute a student ministry budget in cooperation with the church finance committee.
Regularly communicate with parents, providing encouragement, counsel, and leadership.
Develop and execute a recreation ministry budget in cooperation withe the church finance committee.
Provide vision and direction for Associate Recreation Director and staff.
Purchase and maintain equipment as necessary.
Present opportunities for staff training, keeping cognizant of trends in recreation ministry
Initiate new and evaluate current opportunities to use the rec facility as an outreach tool for the South Knoxville/Seymour community
Oversee ongoing programs, including, but not limited to: Summer Day Camp, Upward Basketball, and rec league sports


Keith Vaughan
(865) 577-6620

Valley Grove Baptist Church (OSP)

9000 Sevierville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 577-6620