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Meet Our Staff


Lead Pastor

Austin Kyle Davis

Austin began as Lead Pastor at Smoky View in August of 2020. Prior to this, he served as the Interim Pastor beginning in March of 2020, where he began setting a Vision for the church and developing the foundation to support that Vision. While serving as Interim he served on staff as the Local Outreach Pastor at 2nd Baptist Church of Clinton. Pastor Austin spent 7 years in Student Ministry at 2nd Baptist from 2012 to 2019 serving in different capacities and as Student Pastor. 


Pastor Austin attended Liberty University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical and Theological Studies and a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Leadership from Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University. He also served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years as a Cyber Analyst.


Pastor Austin & Elizabeth have been married since 2011 and have two girls Ellanor and Joanna(Jojo). They see ministry as a family privilege and do it together. 



Mitzi Garner

Mitzi has been in church administrative assistant roles since 2006. She has been the church secretary for Smoky View for the past 9 years. She lives in Louisville, TN with her husband of 33 years, Tom. They have 2 adult children, Megan and Matthew, a son-in-law, Ryan and their first grandchild, Rhett. Mitzi enjoys serving in many capacities here at Smoky View, being on the Praise Team is one of them. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching Hallmark movies or reading Christian Romance Novels.


Associate Pastor

Tom Garner

Tom has been in church ministry for 20 years. His passion is church facilities and helping to cut costs where needed. He has been the Bi-Vocational Associate Pastor of Administration at Smoky View since his ordination in 2015.  He also works as the Maintenance Supervisor for all Pellissippi State Campus’. Tom has been married to Mitzi for 33 years. They enjoy being grandparents to their first grandchild, Rhett, who is 1. They have a daughter, Megan, and a son, Matthew. Megan is married to Ryan Prettyman, and they are the proud parents of Rhett,  they live in Delaware.  Matthew is an over-the-road truck driver and lives in Louisville.. Another passion of Tom’s is pizza. He thinks he could eat it 3 times a day.


Worship Leader

Cary "Stew" Steward

Cary “Stew” Steward is originally from a small town Marshville, North Carolina outside of Charlotte. He went to Chowan University in Murfreesboro NC in 2006 majoring in music, business and technology. He then went to Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN in 2009 receiving his BA in Music with an emphasis in Voice.


Stew began leading worship in 2006. He has been involved with many worship teams all over the world helping them understand worship while helping to develop and define their worship culture. Stew has been married for 13 years to Laura. They have five children. They also share their home with one girl Guinea pig named Fred, it’s a long story, and a smart vacuum named Jimmy.

Stew enjoys watching his favorite television show, The Office, and has watched it practically every day since 2007.


Stew has led us not only leading in familiar songs but also introducing the church to original worship songs he has written.

We are blessed to have Stew and his family with us at Smoky View.

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Meet Our

Strategic Leadership Team (SLT)


Austin & Elizabeth Davis


Tom & Mitzi



Tim & Constance Spicer

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Marcus & Lauren Bullock

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