Mike Harbin, Pastor
Mike Harbin is the Senior Pastor of Royce Baptist Church and has served on staff here since February of 2002. He first sensed God calling him into the ministry at the age of fifteen (15), and he officially began his tenure in ministry in 1979, at the age of nineteen (19) working as Minister of Children and Youth at a mission in the Karns community. Mike has served continuously since that time in the capacities of Children’s, Youth, and Music Minister as well as Associate Pastor and Pastor at various churches in East Tennessee. He was ordained as a minister by Timothy Street Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1982.
Mike is also the co-owner of the family construction business, Kenneth Harbin Builders Inc. He and his wife, Vickie who serves as church organist at Royce, were married in 1983, and they reside in Clinton, Tennessee.
Linda Phillips, Secretary
Linda Phillips has been the Secretary at Royce Baptist Church since July 2, 1978. She loves serving God in that capacity and feels He equipped her for the task as she loves to talk and is also a good listener. She always strives to be helpful and pleasant to those contacting the church office and considers it a joy, an honor, and a privilege to pray for the hurting, the lost, and the needy God places in her path as she serves in this role.
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