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Our Leadership and Staff


Chad Kivette

Lead Pastor

Chad and Paula Kivette are Free Will Baptist church planters to Sevierville, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. This will be the Kivette’s third church plant, serving as joint church planters with the Tennessee State Mission Board. Chad and Paula have two daughters (Kinsley -middle left - and Kylah - far left) who are both in college.

Marcus Stephens

Family Pastor


Marcus and Tonya Stephens have come to 24/7 Church from Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church in Guin, AL, where they have been serving as youth Pastor for the last 10 years.  Marcus and Tonya have three sons Andrew, Jacob and Luke.

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Donnie Burke

Worship Pastor

Donnie has worked on pastoral staff for more than 30 years ranging from lead pastor to worship ministries. He is married to Susan, who was born to missionary parents. They have been married since 1991, and have three children Tyler, Brandon, and Katie.

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