Dave Benner

Dave was born in Roaring Spring, PA and was baptized in Greensburg, PA in 1972. He is a 1970 graduate of Penn State with a degree in Forest Science. He is also a 1978 graduate of Harvard with a Master of Public Administration.

Dave is retired from the United States Department of Agriculture after 41 years of service. Due to his work assignments, Dave has been a member of congregations in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, Tennessee, Delaware, and Minnesota. Dave was a member at Karns from 1979-84 and returned in 2012.

He and Sue have been married for since 1971 and have three children and six grandchildren.

Terry Clark

Terry Clark grew up in Nashville, TN and became a Christian in 1973.

He attended Tennessee Technological University earning a degree in Civil Engineering. Terry has been a member of the Karns congregation since 1989.  He served as deacon before becoming an elder in 2016. Terry has participated in mission trips both stateside and in Honduras.

He is married to Teresa, and they have two married sons and one grandson.  Both sons and daughter-in-laws are very active in the Lord’s church.

John Seibel

John Seibel was born in ND and attended the Bismarck church of Christ after being converted in 1981.  After graduating from high school in Bismarck he attended Harding University for 2 years where he met his wife, Christy.  From Harding he transferred to the University of TN in Knoxville in 1989 and finished his electrical engineering degree.

He and Christy were married in 1990 and started attending the Karns church of Christ in 1991.  They have 4 daughters, including a set of twins.  All of their daughters either graduated from or are currently attending Freed-Hardeman University.  Their oldest daughter, Lindsey, and her husband, Justin Porter, live in Little River, Kansas, where they attend both the Lyons church of Christ and the McPherson church of Christ where Justin preaches and teaches part time and Lindsey is a nurse at a local hospital.  Their middle daughter, Mary Beth, and her husband, KJ Moore, live in Katy, TX, and attend the Katy church of Christ where KJ is the associate minister and Mary Beth is in graduate school at Faulkner University.  Their twins, Emily and Jeanne, are currently sophomores at Freed-Hardeman University.

John has been a working member of the Karns body since 1991.  He has actively supported the education program by teaching elementary and middle school classes, and was a helper to Christy in the pre-school program teaching the cradle roll and 2’s classes for many years.  He and Christy have also coordinated and run the story room for VBS and Forever His.  He has worked in the sound room, supported mission trips to Honduras and St. Croix, chaperoned countless youth retreats and events, coordinated the communion program, and prior to becoming an elder, was the deacon over the women’s programs at Karns.

Jeff Snyder

Jeff was born in Bolivar, TN and shortly after, his family moved to Michigan. In 1972, his father’s job brought them to Knoxville. They lived in the Karns area where his mother, Jeff and siblings attended Karns church of Christ. Jeff was baptized in 1973 at the age of 12.

After high school, he attended Freed Hardman College, where he met his wife, Candy. He graduated with a degree in Art in 1987. After college, they returned to Karns, where he worked for Whittle Communications in graphics and later for High Resolutions in graphics and commercial photography. Jeff also did wedding photography for 25 years as a side business. In 2005, he started a house painting company which continues to this day.

Jeff has served on several mission trips to Honduras and St. Croix. In 2008, he began serving as a deacon with primary responsibility over outside maintenance. In 2023, he became an elder.

Jeff and Candy have been married since 1987 and have three children: Jarrett (Sarah), Stacee (Zak), and Samantha (Jonathan). They have one grandson, Jasper.

Tony Williams

Tony Williams was born in 1964 in Chattanooga and was baptized in 1975 at the East Ridge congregation.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s  Degree in 1988 and a Master’s Degree in 1991. He is presently employed by Custom Foods.

Tony placed membership with the Karns congregation in 1999 and later served as deacon over education, insurance, and building maintenance before becoming an elder in 2008. Tony served on mission trips stateside, in Russia, Curacao, and St. Croix.

He married Deanna Perry in 1995 and they have three daughters:  Claire (and husband Matthew Higginbotham), Maggie, and Ella. He and Deanna have one granddaughter, Eleanor.

Gary Woodall

Gary Woodall graduated from Farragut High School and later earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Freed Hardeman University and then Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis in 1984.  After practicing full time in Scott County, TN and part-time in Knoxville for 5 years, he established full time practice in Knoxville in 1989.

Gary attended the Karns Church of Christ from approximately 1961-1964 as a toddler. He returned to Karns in 1984 and has served in several capacities as Bible school teacher, chairman of the building committee for multiple building projects, team captain, deacon in charge of worship, deacon in charge of insurance, deacon in charge of education, and several other capacities.  Gary has served in Honduras on medical mission trips.

He met Donna Jo McAntyre here at Karns and they married in 1982 after they started dating at Hillbrook Christian Camp approximately 6 years earlier. They have three children: Tyler Woodall, Heather and husband Dustin Roberts (sons Dryden and Drake), and Haley Woodall.

Gregg Woodall

Gregg, a Knoxville native, was born in 1958 and has been a member of the Lord’s church since 1968 (Farragut Church of Christ).  He first attended Karns as a child from 1962 to 1964 and then returned during his college years beginning in 1976.  He served as a deacon from 1981 to 2005 and has served as an elder since 2005.  Gregg has also served on mission trips to  Honduras and St. Croix.  He is also a member of the board of trustees for Freed-Hardeman University.  Gregg also serves on the board of directors for Ministering to Youth Conference. He has written for the Gospel Advocate and has presented at brotherhood lectureships and conferences.

Gregg married Sherrye Floyd in 1977, and they have four children, all members of the Lord’s church and nine grandchildren.  Stephanie Harder, husband Wade, and sons Wrigley and Walton, live in Union City, TN and attend Martin Church of Christ. Tiffany Dresser and husband Dan (daughters Adalynn, Brooklynn and Carrigan), Benjamin Woodall and his wife Andrea (son Luke and daughter Alexis), and Jonathan Woodall and his wife, Lauren (sons Austin and Owen), all live in Knoxville and attend Karns.

Gregg, Sherrye and their children are graduates of Freed-Hardeman.   Gregg is a CPA, CVA and works in his own firm.