Pastors & Staff

Meet the team.

Jeff Baden

Senior Pastor
Jeff serves as the Senior Pastor here at Hamilton Life Church. Jeff and Carrie have been married since 2007 and have served together in ministry ever since. They have seven wonderful kids; Kaitlyn, Jackson, Khloe, Joshua, Kathryn Ava, Judah, and Karoline.

Jeff and Carrie moved to Chattanooga in 2016 to plant Radiant Church and have pastored Hamilton Life since Radiant and HLC merged in 2020. Their heart is to see people changed through the power of God's word. Jeff loves spending time with his family, rooting for the Minnesota Vikings, and watching movies.

JD Pina

Associate Pastor
Pastor JD oversees adult ministries, small groups, and facilities. He is married to Angela Pina and they have four beautiful children. He is passionate about seeing people grow into the fullness of who God created them to be. He loves playing sports with his kids, hiking, and anything outdoors.

Kathy Baden

Children's Pastor
Pastor Kathy has worked in kid's ministry for over 39 years. She has a heart for teaching kids about Jesus and how much He loves them. She has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Bob, for 40 years and has 3 children and 11 grandchildren.

Kayla Krumm

Worship Pastor
Pastor Kayla graduated from Lee University with both degrees in Music with a ministry emphasis and has traveled abroad and served in local music ministry for over 10 years. She has a passion for creative arts of all kind, teaching, and technology. She has a heart for transparent and biblical worship.  She loves her dog, being outdoors of any kind, and the water. 

Dwayne Teagle

Youth Pastor
Pastor Dwayne has served in youth ministry with his wife Cindy for almost ten years. Together, they have three beautiful girls named Lainey, Callie, and London. His passion is to have young people introduced to a real Jesus because then there is no limit to what their lives could become.