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 Families Pastor
Pastor JD and Angela oversee our terrific children's ministry. He is married to Angela Pina and they have four beautiful children. He is passionate about seeing parents and kids grow into the fullness of who God created them to be. He loves playing sports with his kids, hiking, and anything outdoors.

Kathy Baden

Pastor of Pastoral Care
Pastor Kathy leads our pastoral care, missions,  and local outreaches. She has a heart for teaching people 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.

Kristen Osborne

Worship Director
Kristen has served in worship ministry for over 15 years with her husband Jason. Together they have two energetic boys and enjoy creating family memories with unique experiences. Kristen is passionate about creating an atmosphere where all can worship and experience God in a powerful way!

Dwayne Teagle

Lay Pastor
Pastor Dwayne has served in  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  people introduced to a real Jesus because then there is no limit to what their lives could become. 

Michael Ellis

Youth Pastor
Pastor Michael and his wife Kori have been serving in youth together for more than 30 years as youth pastors and educators. They have two married daughters and two granddaughters. Pastor Michael and Kori love working with students and have a deep desire to help them grow in their walk with Christ. Their mission is to equip students to know God so they can then make Him known.