Church History

We have been called to be a New Testament Church founded on the teachings of Jesus. In John 15:12 Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
We believe that Jesus is to be the foundation of the Church as a whole. Our church is built on
His love for us that took all our sins away on the cross. We believe that in Jesus there is no
“white race” or “black race.” No matter what problems you might face in your life we know that Jesus is the Answer. In Him we are all one NEW family.
Jesus is the Answer Church
In the year 2000 Jesus is the Answer Church was started as a Bible study in a Gordonsville,
Tennessee home. The Bible study grew so much it had to move to the Senior Citizens Center
in Alexandria, Tennessee. After two years, God spoke to Rev. Robert Scales to “Start the work.”
That is when the Bible study became a Church and began meeting at the Liberty State Bank on
the Alexandria Town Square. Two years later, the church expanded again and was blessed to
purchase the United Methodist Church building in Watertown, Tennessee. God has been with
Jesus is the Answer Church since the beginning. This is evident by the lives that have been
touched and forever changed.
Reverend Scales' Bio image
Anita Scales
Sister Anita Scales
• Pastor's wife
• Minister
Robert H. Scales IV
• Youth/Children's Ministry Teacher
Stan Prichard - Asst. Pastor
Stan Prichard
• Assistant Pastor
• Prison Ministry
Chip Smith - Sunday School Teacher
Chip Smith
• Sunday School Teacher
Jan Smith - Sunday School Teacher
Jan Smith
• Sunday School Teacher
• Women's Prayer Group
Deborah Thompson - Minister
Deborah Thompson
• Minister
• Women's Prayer Group
• Prison Administrator
Michael Thompson - Media Ministry
Michael Thompson
• Media Ministry
Stephanie Roberts - Youth/Children's Sunday School Teacher, Girls Ministry, Prison Ministry
Stephanie Roberts
• Youth/Children's
Sunday School Teacher
• Girls Ministry
• Prison Ministry
Eric Roberts - Sound Booth Administrator
Eric Roberts
• Sound Booth Administrator
Erica Stoxstill-Diggs - Children's Ministry Teacher, Prison Ministry
Erica Stoxstill-Diggs
• Children's Ministry Teacher
• Prison Ministry
Brad Shipp - Video Administrator
Brad Shipp
• Video Administrator
Kevin Durham - Minister of Music
Kevin Durham
• Minister of Music
Regina Douglas - Worship Leader & Women's Fellowship
Regina Douglas
• Praise Ministry
Jordan Beasley  Worship Leader
Jordan Beasley
• Praise Ministry
Josh Beasley  Armor Bearer, Usher Department Administrator & Children's Ministry Teacher
Josh Beasley
• Usher Department Administrator
• Children's Ministry Teacher
Taira Markham  Facility Operations Administrator, Prison Ministry
Taira Markham
• Facility Operations Administrator
• Prison Ministry
Rebecca Grim  Church Secretary & Children's Ministry Administrator
Rebecca Grim
• Church Secretary
• Children's Ministry Administrator
Malcolm McDole  Book Store Administrator, Children's Ministry Teacher
Malcolm McDole
• Book Store Administrator
• Children's Ministry Teacher
Rayne & Gi Gi Arledge  Evangelistic Team Administrators
Rayne &
Gi Gi Arledge

• Evangelistic Team Administrators
Carl Bullard  Prison Ministry
Carl Bullard
• Prison Ministry