1 John 1:17
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Micah 7:19
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

 Listen to Our Latest Sermon Here

Welcome To Clarkrange Baptist Church

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

There is remarkable balance in this verse … love and wrath, grace and judgment, forgiveness and punishment. Love, grace, and forgiveness are wrapped up in the gift of His Son Jesus. What greater love can we receive than the love of a Father who would sacrifice His own Son for us? In contrast to His great love, we also find God’s wrath. This verse speaks of a perishing for those who do not trust Jesus. At Clarkrange Baptist we try to present this balance in our message as well. We feel that to exclude one for the sake of the other is dishonoring to God, and a disservice to those to whom we are called to minister. Dear friend, God is a God of great judgment and wrath. Our sin is deserving of this wrath. But the good news is that God is also a God of Love. He poured out His wrath upon His own son when Jesus died upon the cross of Calvary. For those who put their trust in Jesus, everlasting life awaits them in eternity. Those who do not trust in Him, will suffer eternally for their sin in a place of torment called hell. Our purpose at Clarkrange Baptist is to point you to Jesus. Our greatest desire is that you will spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus. Please contact us if we can help you in this greatest decision of your life. Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. Clarkrange Baptist is here for you. It is not merely a church. It is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you!

Sunday School: 10:00

Worship Service: 11:00

Sunday Evening: 6:00

Wednesday Prayer Meeting: 6:00

2016 Directory

For access to our directory email:


Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Clarkrange Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Dean Patton, Senior Pastor

Pastor Dean came to Clarkrange Baptist in the fall of 1999. Before coming to Clarkrange, he served as an assistant to the pastor, Sunday school teacher, and youth director at Friend’s Chapel Baptist Church of Morgan County Tn. His ministry began at Liberty Baptist Church of Crossville, TN where he served as youth director. Dean holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education with minors in Biology and General Science. He also holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership, and a Master’s in Theological Studies from Liberty University. He is a bi-vocational pastor, working as a science teacher at Cumberland County High School in Crossville, Tennessee.

Derek Lane, Worship & Music Director

Derek has been a believer in Jesus since high school. He has been involved in music ministry for more than 20 years.He began by playing piano at Washington Avenue Baptist in Cookeville. He took on the role of Worship Leader at Clarkrange Baptist in 2004. Derek is also on our Sunday school staff. He is an engineer by trade. His wife Melanie is an attorney in Jamestown and serves as our church pianist. They have two children, Anna-Grace, and Emory, with whom they enjoy yard work, basketball, football, and music.

Larry Pritchett, Deacon, Missions Coordinator

Brother Larry serves our church family as Senior Deacon. His heart for service is displayed in his variety of roles in our congregation. As the Clarkrange Baptist Missions Coordinator, he works closely with the Riverside Baptist Association to organize multiple construction and evangelism events each year that have a direct impact on our community as well as our outreach to the world. Larry also leads our annual Vacation Bible School staff, teaches an adult Sunday School Class and sings in the choir.



Jimmy Pritchett, Deacon

Brother Jimmy’s Biography will be updated soon!

Jeff Wright, Deacon, Education Director

Jeff is a very active member of Clarkrange Baptist. He serves as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Educational Director. His wife Burlinda is Church Secretary and they have two wonderful sons, Tristan and Isaac. God has placed Jeff in the community as a high school teacher where he also sponsors a Bible Club. He finds his career in education very rewarding. Jeff lists the acceptance of Jesus’ free gift of salvation as the defining moment in his life.



Ronnie Casteel, Deacon

Ronnie’s gift for teaching has brought many blessings to our entire community. Retiring after 28 years of vocational education, Ronnie continues teaching and speaking in the church. He, along with his wife Peggy, joined Clarkrange Baptist in 2009, and in 2012 was appointed as deacon. At the age of 14, Ronnie gave his life to Christ during Vacation Bible School and has viewed service to God and others as his personal mission field. Serving in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict, serving our church as deacon and teacher, and faithfully serving Christ in obedience, Ronnie is truly a blessing to Clarkrange Baptist Church.


What we believe:

Clarkrange Baptist Church has been associated with the Southern Baptist Convention since our founding. Our beliefs are reflected in the Baptist Faith & Messages. For those who are lost and wondering without God, turn to Jesus, as Lord and Savior, and call upon His name to save you.


Volunteers Website Banner

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Clarkrange Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Clarkrange Baptist members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as decorating the church for special events, to preparing the church bulletins.


Mission Outreach

Clarkrange Baptist is thrilled to play a part in spreading God’s word around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. Our partnership with Baptist organizations such as the Cooperative Program connects our local body of believers with missionaries both in our area and around the world. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community. Below are links to some of our outreach partners.





 Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Clarkrange Baptist Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.



The usher team at Clarkrange Baptist fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.


Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Clarkrange Baptist Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in audio format. We also maintain an active Facebook feed for additional church communication. We have a dedicated team that enjoys involving others in all our media efforts.


Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Clarkrange Baptist Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study. The believers at Clarkrange Baptist Church recognize the power that God has given us to “

come boldly unto the throne.” If you have a heart for people, and would like to join our Prayer Group, please sign up here

 where you can be added to our prayer request distribution list.


Children’s Church

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, our children’s church service is held in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.



Safari Banner WidgetMen's Breakfast Website SidebarMusical Notes Banner Widget

How Do I Meet People?

Clarkrange Baptist Church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow.

Small Group

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, Clarkrange Baptist Church has small bible studies held in member homes. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twelve. At a time, designated by your group, you can participate in the small group study.

Bible Drills

On Sunday and Wednesday evenings (Jan.-Apr.) , children increase their knowledge of the Bible by practicing Bible memory and locating scripture. Classes are available for Preschool-3rd, Children’s Bible Drill for grades 4th-6th,  Youth Bible Drill 2016 for grades 7th-9th, and High School Bible Drills for grades 10th-12th.

Youth Ministry

Each Sunday morning and evening, children get to attend their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. The youth ministry of Clarkrange Baptist Church is recognized for their close interaction.


Women’s Group

Clarkrange Baptist Women’s Group gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. Our women’s group meets about once month for a time of fellowship, prayer, an activity, and, of course, food. These groups provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.

Men’s Fellowship Group

Accountability among men is an act of integrity. Accountability is designed to protect, encourage, and develop men of all ages. Accountability groups of three are formed among the men of CBC Accountability groups meet together as their schedules allow and keep in touch by email or phone.


















Share The Gospel!

Clarkrange Baptist Church is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons and videos. You can browse the selection below to keep up with the teaching ministry.

Prophecy of Tyre


View Our Latest Sermon Video

Here is where you can watch our most recent sermon: Feel free to share with friends and family.

Audio Sermon Archive

We publish each sermon on our Sermons page so you can easily listen to it whenever you want.


Secret Church 16

Our introduction to this ministry lead by International Missions Board President David Platt was exciting and challenging. A small group of us met on Friday night April 29th for SIX AND A HALF HOURS! We were introduced to the many different religions that fill world. Man’s effort to reach God has existed since only days after the fall. From Cain’s feeble attempt to ap …


On Mission Connection

This year’s OMC was another picture of God’s love for people. We gathered the first part of this week to meet with some of the  most giving and loving christians around. Our friend and brother from Cincinnati , Jason McKinney shared the testimony of several of his new acquaintances for our Sunday morning worship service. He presented a real challenge to each of use to share the Gospel regardless of our training …




I like absolutes, black and white not grey. Much of our thinking and actions fall into the realm of relativism today. Relativism is “the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute.” Some things are relative I guess. However, logic and sound reasoning screams to me that absolutes exist. Truth is not relative to how the wind blows at the moment, truth is absolute.

The Apostle Paul spoke in absolutes when he spoke of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the coming resurrection of Christians. I speak to my Christian friends when I say read carefully and thoughtfully the following words…

“Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” (1 Cor. 15:12-19)

All of Christianity hangs of the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ, absolutely! Note what he says if there is no bodily resurrection:
1. (v.14) Preaching is vain.
2. (v.14) Faith is vain.
3. (v.15) Christians are lairs because we are telling people that God raised Jesus from the dead.
4. (v.16) We are still in sin. We are not forgiven. There is no forgiveness of sin if Christ did not rise.

5. (v.18) All of those who have died believing in the Resurrected Christ have forever perished.
All of those are absolutes! No relativism in what he presents here. For many years I have epically pondered what he says in (v.19), “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable”. If Christ did not rise


Think rightly

I was reading this morning the story of when Jesus had to rebuke Peter and an interesting word grabbed my attention. You will find the story in the 16th chapter of Matthew. Jesus was explaining to the disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, suffer, be killed, and rise the third day. I think Peter probably never got past the part of suffer and be killed because he got hold of Jesus and basicly said, “This ain’t happening to you!” Jesus replied, “Get thee behind me, Satan: thou a

rt an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” (KJV)
It’s the old word “savourest” that arrested my inquiry.
In the greek it is (phroneo) meaning “to have a mind” or “to be mindful”. That helps me better understand what Jesus was saying. Peter was being rebuked because he didn’t have a “mind” for the things of God. At that moment Peters “mind” was devilish, “get thee behind me Satan”. It was Devilish because he was about to interfere with the plans of God, i.e. the death burial and resurrection of Jesus.

Paul used the same word (phroneo) when writing to the Christians in Colosse and in Rome.

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection (phroneo) on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Col. 3:1,2)

“For to be carnally minded (phroneo) is death; but to be spiritually minded (phroneo) is life and peace. Because the carnal mind (phroneo) is enmity against God… (Rom 8:6,7a)


In God’s Hands

Well, we all know that it’s election time. This morning I found myself pondering the “Sovereignty of God”, a doctrine, if studied thoroughly with Bible in hand, makes some Christians nervous.

Nevertheless, I turned to the forth chapter of Daniel in which the great ancient king Nebuchadnezzar had a dream. Basically he was told that the kingdom would be removed from him…but not without reason.

“ This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men (v.17)…..

…. till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.(v.25b)

….after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule. (v.26b)

….until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. (v.32b)

And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (v.35)”

Note the repeated phrases in this chapter. The point is being driven home that God rules in this world. Not chance. Not circumstances. Not the little things that “pop-up”. Not politicians. GOD RULES!






Media Team Schedule

Location & Address:

6250 South York Highway

Clarkrange, TN 38553. (map)
In the event of an emergency or urgent prayer needs please contact one of our staff.
  • Pastor Dean Patton (931) 397-0556
  • Deacons
    • Larry Pritchett (931) 644-6437
    • Jimmy Pritchett (931) 445-5539
    • Jeff Wright (931) 260-1029
    • Ron Casteel (931) 704-8175
    • Larry Sisco (931) 397-5135
    • Albert Welch (931) 319-1877

Email Us

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message