First Baptist Church of Portland, TN

Meet Our Staff

Tim Colovos


Pastor Tim Colovos was born and raised in nearby Bowling Green, KY. He has served the Lord in ministry since 1989. The first 15 years Pastor Tim’s ministry concentrated on student ministry with the last 12 years serving as a lead Pastor. Tim is a proud graduate of Bowling Green High School, Western Kentucky University and Campbellsville College. His undergraduate degree was in Sociology and Religious Studies along with a Masters of Arts degree in Christian Studies. Tim met his wife, Ginger in 1996 while serving on staff at Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green. Tim and Ginger married in 1997 and has been blessed with two wonderful children, Zachary and Christina. Ginger loves singing for the Lord and hanging out with other moms. Pastor Tim enjoys fishing and has been cursed by being a life-long Minnesota Vikings fan. Tim’s ultimate desire is for the lost in our community to meet Jesus as their Savior. Tim officially began serving as the FBC Pastor in October of 2015.


Bob Moon
Minister of Education and Administration


On August 1, 2013 Bob joined FBC as our Minister of Education and Administration. Over the course of 30+ years he has served churches in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina.  Bob has a bachelor’s degree from Samford University and continued his studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary.  In 1981 he married Vicky Davis.  They have three grown children; Mary Helen, Joseph, and Michael.  Michael recently added to their family by marrying Tonya, and Joseph has recently married Jessie.  Bob loves to read, ride motorcycles, and do almost any sport or hunting that requires a shotgun.

Shawn Lowery
Minister of Students and Recreation


Shawn began serving FBC in March of 2006.  He has served churches in Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo (AL) and his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has been in ministry for over 20 years.  He enjoys sports, camping, and spending time with his family:  Marsheta, his wife; Nick & Karen, his son and daughter-in-law; and Liz, his daughter.

Amy Russell
Staff Ministry Assistant


Amy has been married to Brandon Russell since 2007.  They have one son, Wesley, and also serve in foster care.  They enjoy attending sporting events and volunteering as a family.  Amy began working as the FBC Pastoral Ministry Assistant in October of 2014.  She has a passion for children, missions, foster children and families, and serving others.

Marsheta Lowery
Church Ministries Assistant


Marsheta has been married to Shawn Lowery since 1985 and they have two children, Nick (married to Karen), and Liz.  Marsheta has worked as a church secretary in various roles since 2006.  She enjoys playing piano and reading.


Darrell Finn
Property Superintendent


Darrell is a lifelong resident of Portland.  He is married to Diane, they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  Darrell worked for Stevison Ham Co. and Albany International prior to coming to FBC in January 2014.

Eric Morris
Worship Leader


Bio coming soon.


Penny Vaughn
Financial Secretary

Penny lives in Orlinda, TN and is currently a member of Orlinda Baptist Church. She married Brian Vaughn in 1993 and they have been blessed with 3 handsome boys, BJ, Jordan, & Cage. Penny enjoys watching her boys play various sports. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, reading, and watching Pittsburg Steelers football.