Ryan Linkous has served as the Pastor of Dalewood Baptist Church since January 2019. A native of Knoxville, TN, Ryan has prepared for pastoral ministry since he was a junior in high school. He completed his seminary training at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL and his undergraduate coursework at Union University in Jackson, TN. He is married to Samantha, and they have two sons, Peter and Leo. In his free time, Ryan enjoys reading, exercise, and catching up on his favorite podcasts.
Jonathan joined Dalewood as the Pastor of Worship and Administration in April 2019. With over a decade of ministry experience, Jonathan has served churches in Tennessee and Texas in a variety of capacities, including worship, students, and administration. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Belmont University in Nashville and a Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. He married his wife Lindsay in May 2011. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys board games, disc golf, and swing dancing.
What We Believe
For our statement of faith, please see the Baptist Faith and Message.
At Dalewood, we believe that God created humans to worship and enjoy fellowship with him. Indeed, all that we say, think, or do, we endeavor to do the glory of God.
However, because of human sinfulness – that every human has fallen short of God’s standard – there is a rupture in our relationship with God. Each person, at some level, lives in rebellion against God. The result of our rebellion is pain, suffering, and damaged relationships in the present, and ultimatelt God’s judgment resulting in death.
Yet, because God loves humanity, he sent his Son Jesus Christ to be the savior of humanity and to renew the world. By Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, he enables all humans to be forgiven and restored in their relationship with God and others. In fact, this renewal project is cosmic in scope – God is aiming to renew the world in Christ to create a new heavens and a new earth.
At Dalewood, we area community of people who follow, worship, and serve Jesus Christ. He is at the center of all we do. Having been redeemed by Jesus Christ, we endeavor to live holy lifes full of love.
If you would like to know more about what it means to follow Jesus, send us a message, or call us at 615-227-7000.