Bishop Bobby and Lady Barbara Sanders

Bishop Bobby Sanders is a native of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He was educated in the Wilson County school system. Bishop Sanders attended United Electronics Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He served with the Tennessee Army National Guard for 6 years. In 1985 he accepted the position of Pastor of Corona First Baptist Church in Mt Juliet, Tennessee. He is married to Mrs. Barbara Jeanece Kidd Sanders and they have 7 children. He is a strong believer in marriage and has taught many marriage conferences and hosted numerous marriage retreats. From 2002-2005, he was enrolled in Lake Charles Bible College of Lake Charles, Louisiana where he received a Doctorate in Ministry and Theology. In 2018 he was ordained as Bishop.  His call is to assist and support all local pastors.

Bishop Sanders vision from God is to “Take Back Ground” by preaching and teaching the uncompromised gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He has been instrumental in bridging denominations and cultures by destroying racial barriers in the Mt. Juliet community. Bishop Bobby Sanders and the Corona Family invites you to come and share in our worship experience.
God bless you!

Standing on God's Word

Luke 4: 18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”  

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Our Leaders In The Ministry

Preaching and Teaching the uncompromised word of Our Savior Lord and Jesus Christ

  • Dr. Willie and Pamela Bryson
  • Asst Pastor Ronald and LaPaulla Jasmin
  • Rev E. Todd and Monique Jackson
  • Minister Ira and Kim Walker

Church History

In 1936 Corona First Baptist Church was established, also Rev Gilbert Bryant was recorded as the first Pastor.  Faithful members began forming the growth of the congregation, auxillaries were formed. The first Deacon’s Board, The first Trustees, The Choir officers & Choir, Mother’s Board, Usher Board, Church officers & Sunday School Superintendent was established.

The New Church

In 1970 a new church was erected with all of the modern convenience.

Celebration of First Mortgage

On November 1975, a service was held in celebration of the first mortgage burning.

2nd Patsor

In 1986, Corona First Baptist Church was established with our second and current Pastor, Bishop Bobby Sanders.

Church Expanded

In 1988, the church was expanded of two additional wings providing more space in the sanctuary, as well as classroom space in the lower level.

New Additions added

In 1995-1998 the beautiful parking lot was paved, a church van was purchased to help others get to the house of worship and a picnic shelter was built. Also two acres of land was was completed in addition to a walking track for excercising.

Full Time Pastor

In 1999 Pastor Sanders at the time, with the demands of his calling as a Pastor, he became Full Time. As a result of this, our Pastor has been able to give more time to the Lord & provide additional outreach ministries.

Outside builds for worship & fellowship

2002- 2003 Stage platform was built for outside fellowship and worship.  Also 256 members on role and blessed.

Name Change of Sunday School Superintendent

The Office of Sunday School Superintendent was changed to the Director of Christian Education, which means all the teaching ministries as well as the praise dancers of the church.

Scholarship Program

In 2008 A scholarship program was developed to assist in the education of those members attending college.

Declaration of the Kingdom Agenda

in 2010, Our Pastor Dr Bobby Sanders annouced a declaration from the Lord that we as a whole are on the Kingdom Agenda and going forward our works unto the Lord was on a Kingdom Agenda purpose.

Assistant Pastor Elevated

In 2012, Minster Homer Hogg elevated to Assistant Pastor under the Leadership of Dr Bobby Sanders.

Upgraded Furniture

In 2012, we upgraded our pulpit furniture, Choir seats and flooring, Congregation pews and flooring, Front Entrance Vestibule , Bathroom and Kitchen Appliances. 

Youth Program

In 2013, our very own summer program was developed. Youth Enrichment Summer University ( Y.E.S.U) .

New Church Bus

In 2018, our Deacon Board  added a new bus to the Corona Family for outings outside the church and it was completely paid for with it’s orginal contract.

New Assistant Pastor

In 2018, Minister Ronald Jasmin was elevated to our Assistant Pastor under the Leadership of Bishop Bobby Sanders.

Minister's Ordination

2018, Corona as a whole had a special evening program for Minister Ira Walker elevated to an Ordained Minister and Minister Ronald Jasmin is elevated to Assistant Pastor.

Pastor Ordained as Bishop

Our very own Senior Pastor, Dr. Bobby Sanders is elevated to Bishop Bobby Sanders and a ceremony was held to honor our new Bishop.

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Corona First Baptist Church
2703 Harkreader Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

(615) 754-4347

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