Leadership & Staff

Rod Walls, Senior Pastor

Rod was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has pastored churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia and has served as the Senior Pastor of Christ Reformed Baptist Church since June of 2019. Rod is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. in Apologetics), Campbell University Divinity School (M.Div. in Biblical Studies), and Carolina Graduate School of Divinity (D.Min. in Preaching). Rod and his wife, Pam, have two children and a daughter-in-law who reside in Athens, Georgia. They also have a black miniature cocker spaniel who is as sweet as she is spoiled. They enjoy hanging out with family and friends, reading, listening to jazz music, relaxing in the mountains, and cheering for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Jim Bartenfield, Assistant Pastor

Jim was born and raised in Dalton, Georgia. He has served as an elder at CRBC since its formation in 2018. Jim helps lead worship and teaches an adult Sunday school class. In 2008 his wife, Mary, entered into the presence of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. He has one son and two grandchildren. Jim is retired and enjoys yard work, cycling, and square dancing.

Daniela Jones, Secretary

Daniela’s bio coming soon.