Bill joined the foundation in 2011 as the Executive Vice President and was promoted to President-Treasurer in 2014. Bill holds a BS degree in accounting and an MBA from Tennessee Tech University. He also holds a Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister and teaches at his home church—First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, TN. He is a Certified Church Administrator (CCA) with the National Association of Church Business Administration. Bill has one son, William (Jill), who is Family Pastor at West Baptist Church, Batesville, Arkansas, and one granddaughter.
Christopher L. Kelly, Esq.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Chris joined the Foundation in 2014. Having twenty-seven years of financial and legal experience, he holds a BS degree (with honors) from Middle Tennessee State University in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the Nashville School of Law. He is a graduate of the Southern Trust School at Spring Hill College. Admitted to practice before all courts in Tennessee, Chris is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association (Estate Planning/Probate and Tax Law sections) and the Christian Legal Society. He was recently recognized as an Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court for pro bono service. He is a member of Third Baptist Church of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he teaches adult Sunday School and serves as a deacon. He is married to Kim, and they have two teenage daughters who are awesome dancers!
Bonnie B. Sneed
Administrative Assistant & Corporate Secretary
Bonnie joined the foundation staff in November, 1988. She is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville. She is married (Tim) and has two sons. She is a member of Judson Baptist Church. Hobbies include reading and gardening.
Teresa J. Garrett
Teresa joined the foundation staff in June, 1980. She attended MiddleTennessee State University, Belmont University and Nashville Technical Institute. She is married (Jimmy) and has one daughter (Karen) and one grandson. She is a member of Judson Baptist Church. Hobbies include cooking, reading and cross-stitching.
Board of Trustees 2016-2017
The Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Baptist Foundation are elected by the Convention and charged with giving oversight to the integrity and work of the Foundation. Each trustee is an active member of his or her local Baptist church. Because the Foundation is a financial institution its board members are heavily weighted from various financial backgrounds. Our trustees do a marvelous job blending and balancing the spiritual nature of our task with sound financial policies and practices.
Miles Shackleford (Chair)
First Baptist Church Hendersonville, Investment Director Lifeway Christian Resources
Lisa Francisco (Vice Chair)
Forest Hills Baptist Church, Nashville, Church Business Administrator
Joe Day (Secretary)
First Baptist Church, Cleveland, Retired Naval Officer and Church Administrator
First Baptist Church, Kingsport, Engineer and Business Owner
First Baptist Church, Sharon, Retired Banker
First Baptist Church, Nashville, Executive Pastor
First Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, Insurance and Real Estate Agent
Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, retired, Proctor and Gamble
Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, CEO Cord, Inc
First Baptist Church, Sevierville, Attorney
Wallace Memorial Baptist, Knoxville, Financial Planner
First Baptist Church, Greeneville, Consultant
First Baptist Church, Jackson, Financial Advisor
First Baptist Church, Dickson, Senior Pastor