Leadership for Gillionville Baptist Church is provided by our pastoral and administrative staff. Our pastors and staff strive to love God and love people in everything they do. Our team has a wealth and variety of educational, ministry and life experiences.  If you have any questions about our church or an area of ministry please let them know!

Rodney Rector

Rodney Rector is our Pastor of Children. He has served in churches in Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, North Carolina and Georgia for 25 years. He has served as a senior pastor and children’s pastor in churches ranging in size from 25 to 2,500 people. Rodney has served at Gillionville since 2007.

Rodney has a pastor’s heart. He has a passion for evangelism and discipleship. He is a risk taker and likes to think outside the box. His greatest joy is seeing children and adults growing and using their gifts to serve others. He has three degrees, including a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is married to Yvette and they have two kids, Jessica and Seth. They also have one granddaughter, Isabella. Rodney is a sports nut! He loves his Tennessee Volunteers. His favorite sports are football and basketball. Rodney was a kindergarten drop-out, not once, but twice! It is not how you start but how you finish!