Sunnyside Baptist Church

We would like to welcome you as you browse the website and familiarize yourself with Sunnyside.  There is much to see and read and you may have questions.  Feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail and we will do what we can to answer your questions.

We do hope that you will come and visit with the family here at Sunnyside and pray that God will encourage you to stay!




Dr. David Luster: Interim Pastor

David and his wife are East Tennessee natives, married for 50+ years. They have been in the ministry since 1970. David and Brenda have three children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He has pastored in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. David's credentials include a Doctorate of Ministries in Christian Counseling. We are blessed to have Dr. David Luster through this transition to find a new senior Pastor. 



Rev. Jeremy GarrettRev. Jeremy Garrett: Worship Pastor
Email: jeremy@sunnysidebaptistchurch.org

Jeremy grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia and began singing in church when he was five years old. He joined the staff at Sunnyside in July 2018 and brings more than 20 years of ministry experience, having served churches in both Blacksburg and Damascus, Va., and in Knoxville, Tenn. He is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., with a degree in Worship Studies and Music Ministry. In addition to his love of music and worship, Jeremy is an avid reader of DC Comics and has an impressive library of comics, movies, cartoons and other memorabilia.

Rev. Wes Sales: Youth and Children's Pastor
Wes was called to serve at Sunnyside Baptist in April of 2019. Wes is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA., where he earned a Masters of Theology. He also has a Bachelors in Music Performance as a percussionist from the University of West Florida. Now he is pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry at Liberty University.  Wes is married to Catie Sales and they have three children: Leo Raelynn and Coulson. Wes believes students need to have a solid theological foundation in order to build their faith.

Mrs. Catie Sales: Children's Director


Catie grew up in Western New York until age 17 when she enlisted in the US Navy.  During her 6 year enlistment she served as hospital corpsman, traveling the country and living overseas.  Catie decided to leave the military to finish her college degree, in college is where she accepted Christ into her heart at age 23.  Shortly after, she met and married her husband, Wes Sales in March 2013.  They have 3 beautiful children together; Leo, Raelynn and Coulson.  Catie has a passion for teaching kids about Jesus.  She believes the best thing we can do for our tomorrow is to pour Jesus into the children of today.



Mrs. Betsy Shelton: Secretary


Mrs. Dianna Bridwell: Financial Secretary