Our Church Leaders


Derek Cominskie, Lead Pastor

Derek came to Tippett's Chapel in May of 2016 and served as our Student and Music Pastor until 2019 when he accepted the role of lead pastor. He is a graduate of Welch College (B.S.) in Nashville, Tennessee, and is currently wrapping up an M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Derek is joined in the ministry by his wife, Shelby, and their son Palmer.

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Zach Vickery, Associate Pastor

Zach came to Tippett's in the summer of 2019 and serves as our Associate Pastor. He is joined in ministry by his wife, Emily. Zach holds degrees from Welch College (B.S., Biblical Studies and General Christian Ministry; M.A., Theology and Ministry) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil, Biblical Studies). He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. 


Melise Thompson

Nursery Director


Cari Braswell

Nursery Director


Robyn Ezzell

Resolve Director


Joy Jarman

VBS Director