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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
View Our Latest Sermon Video
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Audio Sermon Archive
We publish each sermon on our Sermons page so you can easily listen to it whenever you want.
It's simple. It's short. Yet it's incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make stra …
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Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Don't Lean on Your Understanding
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Where? What? When
Church Location & Address: 6250 South York Highway, Clarkrange, TN 38553. (map)
If the case of emergency or urgent prayer needs please contact one of our staff.
- Pastor Dean Patton (931) 397-0556
- Deacon, Larry Pritchett (931) 644-6437
- Deacon, Jimmy Pritchett (931) 445-5539
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