Pastor Tyler Dalton is the Senior Pastor at New Victory. He and his wife Rachel were married in 2008. Tyler is the General Manger for Verizon Wireless in Abingdon, Va. while Rachel is a stay at home mom. Tyler holds a degree in Biblical Studies from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Pastor Tyler and Rachel live in Jonesborough, TN with their two girls, Olivia and Abigail, and son Jack.
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Byron Tolley grew up in Gray, TN and was saved at the age of 13. He now lives in Telford with his wonderful wife Holly, beautiful daughter Sophie and their two dogs, Maddie and Daisy. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from ETSU and is currently teaching at Westview Elementary School. Byron became interested and actively involved in music at the age of 17 and as time passed he began to feel God calling him to use music as a ministry. Byron is a tremendously gifted singer & musician, but he would be the first to tell you that his #1 passion is the Lord Jesus and leading folks to worship Him.
As Byron leads God’s people in worship each week at New Victory, folks are instantly gripped by his humble spirit and passion for what he does. Andrew Murray once said “Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God. People who know Byron could confidently attach Murray’s quote to the type of person that Byron is. God has blessed him with opportunities to lead worship in various churches and at various events in the area. Byron’s greatest desire in music ministry is to see God glorified and to join others in worshipping Him. Byron’s prayer for his life and ministry can be found in John 3:30: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” He feels very blessed to serve with such a wonderful church family at New Victory. New Victory is blessed to have Byron Tolley.
Ministry Assistant & Treasurer
At eight years old, Starlete Cochran, was saved at First Baptist Church of Weber City, Virginia. Starlete and her family moved to Jonesborough in July 2006 and joined New Victory in October 2006. She is married to Greg Cochran and they have one daughter, Britney.
New Victory is blessed to have Starlete as the church ministry assistant and treasurer. She oversees the finances of the ministries and the church. Starlete has always had the desire to be a church secretary. After coming to New Victory, she felt God calling her into this position and with her clerical background she felt she could do the job. She has been the ministry assistant since September 2007 and treasurer since 2008. Also, in 2008 she became actively involved with the Tennessee Baptist Convention Secretaries Association (TBCSA) and has been serving as the East Tennessee Representative since 2012.
Starlete feels blessed to be in this position with the church and she keeps New Victory very well organized! Starlete has always had a special place in her heart for missions and has been on three trips to Mexico and several states along the east coast serving in many capacities. She is a member of the S.W.A.T. Mission Team here at New Victory and looks forward to being able to serve as needed. She has always had a dream to go to Africa for missionary work and New Victory stands behind her and would love to see her follow her dream.