Olde Towne Community Church
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Senior Pastor: Dr. Dan Burnett

Dan has served in both pastoral and academic capacities in several states and in England. He is the author of numerous Bible study resources, as well as a book on the life and theology of the 18th century founder of Methodism, John Wesley (In the Shadow of Aldersgate: An Introduction to the Heritage and Faith of the Wesleyan Tradition. Cascade Books, Eguene OR). He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (B.A.), the University of Missouri (M.A.), and Nazarene Theological Seminary (M.Div., D.Min.). His wife, Joyce, is a bereavement counselor at Hospice Ministries, Inc., in Ridgeland. They are the parents of two married daughters.

E-mail: pastor@oldetownecommunitychurch.com


Worship Pastor: Marty Parks

Marty has been involved in church music and worship leadership roles for congregations in Tennessee, Texas and Mississippi for over 30 years. He is active as a composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer with over 1,000 songs and arrangements in print. He is also the author of Quiet Moments for Worship Leaders, a devotional book based on the book of Psalms. He and his wife, Vicki, have 4 children: Brandt, Jarrod, Stanford and Sarah Beth. 

E-mail: worship@oldetownecommunitychurch.com


Youth Pastor: Will Stokes

Will is nearly a lifelong member of Olde Towne Community Church, joining the congregation when he was four years old when his father became Olde Towne's senior pastor. Will's family faithfully served as OTCC's pastor's family for twenty years. The son of a pastor, he grew up in the ministry, spending a decade of his life actively engaged in Olde Towne's youth group. A recent graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A.), he rejoins his home church to serve as youth leader.

E-mail: youth@oldetownecommunitychurch.com

Children’s Pastor: Carolyn Blakemore

Carolyn is an experienced teacher of many years, having taught in private schools since 2006 as well as home schooling her own four sons. In addition to teaching, Carolyn has developed and written Bible study curriculum, served as a church Director of Christian Education, and worked in public relations. She is a graduate of Houghton College with a B.A. in psychology and Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in counseling.