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April-May 2016


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Meet the Team

By John Brummit


At the beginning of 2016, the Board of Retirement office underwent a transition of leadership. When Ray Lewis retired, and as I stepped into the role of Director/CEO, the office had to make staffing additions. Sara Poston, administrative assistant, has worked with me in the office for eight years and is an irreplaceable asset to this team, but the two of us could not manage the workload alone. So, we filled two positions: a new accountant to fill my former role at the office and a communication/recruitment officer, a position needed for several years.

The board and I decided that this would be the right time to add that position to our staff. I would like to use this article to introduce the new team members who will be serving you.

Joshua Eidson (pictured below, left) joined the Board of Retirement team as accounting administrator. Joshua is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Welch College in 2007, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. Joshua will oversee the Board’s accounting/financial operations and will work with our team to make the Board of Retirement as financially efficient as possible to provide the best service to our participants. His work experience spans both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. His varied experiences have broadened his understanding of the accounting process, making him a valuable asset to our team. Before coming to the Board of Retirement Joshua worked as staff accountant for the General Commission on United Methodist Men (an agency of the UMC). He brings almost 12 years of bookkeeping and financial management experience.

Joshua married Rachel in 2006, and they have three children: Olivia (7), Kaitlyn (5), and Henry (1). They attend Cofer’s Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. He enjoys reading, spending time in nature, and obstacle course racing in his spare time.


Chris Compton (above, right), originally from Greeneville, Tennessee, will head up communication and outreach for the Board. Chris was saved at age eight, under the ministry of Liberty FWB Church in Chuckey, Tennessee. He received an A.A.S. Degree in Radiologic Technology and a B.S. degree in Health Care Administration from East Tennessee State University. He worked in healthcare for 12 years in the fields of cardiac catheterization lab management, radiology management, and nursing home administration. Chris answered the call to preach in 1999 and went on to pursue ministry education at Welch College, where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in pastoral ministry.

He continued his ministry studies at Columbia International University, completing a M.A. in Bible Exposition in 2007. Chris served as senior pastor of First FWB Church in Florence, Alabama, from 2009 to 2015. He brings a vast amount of experience to our team. We are developing new outreaches within the denomination that are an excellent fit for Chris’ background.

Chris married Stacie in 2002, and they have two beautiful girls: Hannah (8) and Kaylee (4). They attend the Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. He enjoys hunting, golfing, reading, and spending time with his family.

I believe we have assembled a team that will take the Board of Retirement to the next level in financial services for our participants. We exist to serve the members of our denomination. While we can only provide retirement options for employees of Free Will Baptist churches and organizations, we can share many useful resources for the denomination-at-large. Moving forward, we plan to do just that. Feel free to contact our office if we can assist you or your organization.


About the Writer: John Brummitt graduated in 2011 with an MBA from Tennessee Tech University. A 2004 graduate of Welch College, he has been with the Board of Retirement since the spring of 2006, becoming director in January 2016. Learn more about how the Board of Retirement can help you:





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