337 W. Mount Road; 
Kodak, TN - (865) 933-0692 
"And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." - Matthew 4:19

Joe Cate

Choir Director

Rev. Brandon Cate

Student Pastor

Rev. Richard Compton

Senior Pastor


Follow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonCate

Brandon was saved here at Beech Springs Baptist Church  in 1991.  He felt the call into ministry February 9, 2003.  Brandon  continued his education and refining his skills in  preaching at  Johnson Bible College.  Graduating in 2007  with a BA in  Preaching and Bible.  Brandon graduated from The  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in  Louisville, KY in the Spring of 2016  with his M.Div in  Pastoral Ministry.  

Brandon met his wife Tracy while she was preparing for  Kindergarten graduation in 2008.  She is a first grade teacher  at Northview Primary.  And they have recently welcomed home their son Jeremiah Lee Cate on July 25, 2016


​Richard was saved and baptized in 1975 and surrendered  to  the call to preach in 1986.  He graduated from the  University  of Tennessee Knoxville in 1989 with a Bachelor  of Arts in  Religious Studies.  He then graduated from  The Southern  Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville,  KY in 1993 with a  Master's of Divinity.

 Richard married his wife Christy in 1988.  They have 2  children Lindsey and Noah.