Pastors

Dr. Hershael York Senior Pastor

Hershael has served Buck Run since 2003. He is also the Dean of the School of Theology and the Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tanya, have raised two sons.

 

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Dr. Chris Parrish Senior Associate Pastor

Chris has served Buck Run since 2015. He leads our adult discipleship and community groups. He and his wife, Hannah, have a daughter and a son. In December of 2021 Chris was also called by the church to be our Pastor Elect. He will become Buck Run’s Senior Pastor upon Dr. York’s retirement no later than January 2024.

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Scott Riessen Executive Pastor

Scott has served Buck Run since 2015. He oversees our financial, administrative, and communication needs of the church. He and his wife, Katherine, have three sons and a daughter.

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Adrian Mathenia Worship Pastor

Adrian joined Buck Run’s staff in 2019 to lead us in worship and direct our music programs. He and his wife Angeline have one son.

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Will Morris Pastor of Students and Families

Will began serving at Buck Run in 2020. He leads our ministry to students grades 6th-12th as well as coordinates our local missions efforts. He and his wife, Abi, have two sons.

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JP McCammon Pastor of Kids and Families

JP began serving at Buck Run in 2021. He oversees Buck Run’s ministry to kids and their families. He and his wife, Leeah, have 2 children.

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Dr. Wesley Noss Care Pastor

Wesley has served Buck Run since 2014. He oversees our pastoral care ministries. He and his wife, Joan, have two sons.

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Dave Parks Lay Pastor

Dave has served at Buck Run since 2017 where he has assumed multiple teaching and counseling responsibilities.

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Staff

Melanie Brewer

Director of Guest Services

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Cara Hutcherson

Business Manager

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Allen Padgett

Building Superintendent 

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Kathy Padgett

Ministry Assistant

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Ben Pinkston

Pastoral Assistant

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Alexus Saylor

Director of Digital Communications

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