our Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Dr. Tom Lindberg

Lead Pastor

Tom Lindberg began his pastoral ministry in 1976 but has served as the Lead Pastor of First Assembly Memphis since 1994. As a preacher and teacher, Tom is known for his accuracy, clarity and practicality. Strongly believing that God’s Word applies to everyday needs, his communication is biblical, practical and easy to understand. Tom is an authentic man who loves his Savior, a devoted husband and father who cares for his family and a faithful shepherd who encourages our church family. He and his wife, Sandi, have three children and eight grandchildren. Tom earned a master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree from Luther Rice Seminary.

Sharon Herlihy

Families and Children's Ministries Pastor

Sharon brings many years of ministerial experience to the role of Family & Children’s Ministries Pastor. With a heart of compassion and an enthusiasm to share the love of Jesus Christ, Sharon is committed to serving the families of First Assembly Memphis. Giving leadership to dynamic children’s services and family-empowering events, Sharon’s mission is to build strong families—emotionally, physically and spiritually. Sharon and her husband Howard have two children and three grandchildren. Together, they aim to inspire, support and equip you and your family.

Dr. Eddie Thompson

Adult Ministries Pastor

Eddie Thompson joined the staff of First Assembly Memphis in 1996 after serving 11 years in youth ministry. As Adult Ministries Pastor, he oversees many of our connect ministries, Life Groups and mission opportunities. He and his wife Jeannie are passionate about seeing our church body grow in Christ through community, fellowship and service.  Eddie and Jeannie have two children and three grandchildren.

David Cross

College and Singles Ministries Pastor

David Cross has over 20 years of experience in ministry. David is known as a man who loves God and people, and his passion to serve and minister to others is strong and contagious. He is a gifted speaker and teacher of the Bible who brings wit, experience, and truth to his ministry.  David and his wife, Robin, have 5 children—Marie, TJ, Christopher David, Jonah, and one granddaughter, Mia. One son, John David, who went to heaven in 2002 .

Nathan Bradberry

Middle School Pastor

Nathan Bradberry joined our staff in 2018 as our Middle School Pastor. Nathan also teaches Biblical Applications at First Assembly Christian School. He and his wife, Carolyn, are excited to see students grow in their personal relationships with Christ. Their goals for our middle school students are for them to pursue God, love others, serve Memphis and edify the church. Nathan and his wife have a daughter, Liberty James.

Adam Steinbach

Student Ministries Pastor

Adam and his wife, Amond, have been involved in many types of ministries throughout their lives. After growing up as pastor’s children, they knew that God was calling them to continue to serve in church ministry with their three children—Israel, Camille and Charlie. As a family, they are excited to be used in changing the lives of students at First Assembly Memphis. God has placed a call on their lives to see students come to know the Lord and grow closer to Him. They are passionate about worshiping God, preaching the gospel and building lasting relationships with their students.

Bob Geabhart

Music and Creative Arts Pastor

Bob Geabhart loves anything creative. As our Worship and Music Pastor, he gives direction to our Sunday worship experiences each week. He believes that it is through our worship that we are able to pursue God’s presence. Bob also directs and produces many large, seasonal concerts throughout the year. He and his wife, Dianne, have two children and seven grandchildren.

Bill Perez

Administrative Pastor

Bill joined the First Assembly Memphis staff in 2015 with over 25 years of administrative and leadership experience in the federal government. Bill and his wife, Eileen, have two children and two grandchildren. Bill’s desire is to serve God and people in a manner that would exemplify Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

First Assembly Staff

Dianne Geabhart
Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastor and Music & Creative Arts Pastor
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Diane O’Connor
Administrative Assistant to Adult Ministries Pastor and Recreation Director
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Becky Pollard
Administrative Assistant to Business Administrator and Youth Pastor
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Claudia Willey
Administrative Assistant to Family Ministries Pastor/College and Career Pastor
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Janice Brady
Bookkeeper and Accounts Payable Assistant
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Lannie Abernathy
Director of Digital Media Ministry
Camp Director, Royal Family Kids Camp
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Charles Robertson
Publications Director
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Cheryl Ebersole
Housekeeping Supervisor
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Judi Riggs
Recreation Director
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Cristen Hall
Nursery and Preschool Director
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Keith Null
Maintenance Engineer
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Virginia Sanders
Senior Adult Fellowship Director
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