TonyThere is a place for you at Manley Baptist Church! It is my heart that we be a welcoming body of believers where you will quickly find a place to worship, serve, build relationships and grow.

I want you to choose Manley not because the ways we can meet your needs, but because you feel God has truly called you to SERVE the Lord here. We are mission focused, reproducing, world changing followers of Christ, and we’d love to have you along for the ride!  We are a body of believers dedicated to extending the kingdom of God in the Morristown area and beyond. We want to push back the darkness, making room for the light of Christ.  We welcome you with open arms and open hearts.

When you attend one of our services, we want you to come with a heart prepared to worship. The key to that is a heart of gratitude. We come seeking His presence and His Word, so come with open ears to hear the Truth preached from the pulpit.


“Deep and Wide” is our theme for church growth at Manley Baptist Church. Jesus said “I will build my church.” (Matthew 16:18) It is the Lord’s desire for His church to grow, therefore it should be our desire as well. First of all, this growth should be DEEP. We want to lead our members to a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ and help them to be grounded in the truth of the Word of God. Each of our ministries focus on building mature followers of Jesus Christ. Secondly, we desire to grow our church WIDE. We must share the life-changing message of Jesus Christ with our neighbors and the nations. Therefore, we prioritize evangelism and reaching out to the unchurched in order to assimilate them into the fellowship of believers at Manley. 


What do I wear?

You’ll find a few people in suits and classic dresses, a few in jeans and t-shirts and most will be somewhere in between. Come as you are comfortable!

How early should I arrive?

If you’re visiting service for the first time and don’t have children to get settled, five to ten minutes will be sufficient. If you have kids to drop off, we’d suggest fifteen  minutes or so.

Where do I go?

Feel free to enter through our main Worship Center doors as well as our Covered Entrance (on the East side of the building). Both entrances will have greeters who are happy to help you get just where you need to go!

What about my kids?

Your children are very important to us at Manley. They are the next generation of the church! Children of all ages are invited to participate in nursery or small groups divided into age groups with the exception of one multi-aged classroom for children with disabilities/special needs that require additional care. While in their classes, they’ll be loved, nurtured and taught the Word of God on the level they can understand.

*All of our workers and volunteers are required to pass annual background checks, as the security and safety of all children is of utmost importance. All rooms are staffed with at least 2 trained adults at all times.*

Cry Room: We also have a cry room with one-way glass, comfy recliners, a changing area and sink just off the back of the Worship Center so you can participate in the service with your little one.
Nursery/Extended Session: Our extended session (what we call nursery care during the service time) is offered every week during the service for children 6 weeks through 5 years.
Kids Worship: Kids Worship is offered for Kindergartners through 5th graders with the exception of the first Sunday of each month where these kids attend the worship service with their parents.

Read more specific information and current events in our Manley Kids Program and Soul’d Out Student Ministry.

When can I meet the pastor?

After our service, Pastor Tony Buchanan and his wife, Edie, will be available  in the hospitality room after the service. They look forward to meeting you!

Feel free to ”meet” our staff right now!

What do you believe?

We are in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message.

Can I watch online or hear a sermon first?

Visit our Media Ministry page to do both, but be encouraged to visit us in person at your first opportunity!  (Our pastor just joined us in June 2013, so be sure to choose a more recent service in order to get an accurate picture of our current service.)

How do I join?

How do I join Manley Baptist Church?

If you feel God calling you to join our family, we invite you to attend our Quarterly Membership Information Dinner. Lead Pastor, Tony Buchanan, will share information about Manley with anyone interested in learning more about Manley, and you’ll have an opportunity to commit to our fellowship at that time. Feel free to attend this dinner with no obligation. Please contact Kristy Cornett at the church office to RSVP.

The dinners are scheduled for 5:00pm on January 11, April 12, July 12, October 11, 2015.

Times, Location


9:30AM Small Groups for all ages
10:30AM Worship Service


4:45-6:00PM  Fellowship Dinner (Your first meal is on us!)
6:00PM  Adult Life Classes, Children’s Programs, Student Ministry
7:00PM Choir Practice


We are located at 3603 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy

Morristown, TN 37814

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You may call the church office at 423 586-8665 or or send us an email using this contact form. When you select your what best describes your situation, an additional drop down menu will appear with staff or ministry contact options. You may call the CAC directly at 423 581 2058.

(Below the form is a list of extensions for the staff members who have one.)

If you haven’t received a response in a few days, feel free to resubmit your request. You are important to us!

Staff Phone Directory

  • Andy Ellis – ext. 227
  • Beth Ricker  - ext. 218
  • Connie O’Neal  - ext. 224
  • David Brooks – ext. 217
  • Kristy Cornett – ext. 226
  • Donna Knight  - ext. 215/218
  • Dwayne Moore  ext. 204
  • Gail Russell – ext. 245
  • Glenn Starnes  - ext. 220
  • Jeremiah Young – ext. 299
  • Kathy Edwards  - ext. 210
  • Kevin Jackson  - ext. 219
  • Kristy Cornett  - ext. 206
  • Laverne Wheeler – ext. 205
  • Michael Turner  - ext. 212
  • Pamela Clayton  - ext. 201
  • Tim Wilder  - ext. 216
  • Tony Buchanan – ext. 226
  • Wanda Rannow  - ext. 202