Pastor & StafF



Blessings, my name is Bradley Bennett. I was called to serve as Pastor of First Alliance Church in December 2022. I attended Toccoa Falls College, along with taking courses through Bethany Theological Seminary. I married my beautiful wife Sarah in Tarpon Springs, Florida in 2007. We have four active children, Elizabeth, David, Jonah, and Lydia. It is my hope, that upon visiting First Alliance Church, you receive a fresh moving of the Holy Spirit in your life through our study of God’s inerrant word and as a result it draws you into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.



Greetings! My name is Nathaniel Smith, and I am the Director of Youth Ministries here at First Alliance Church of Franklin. I have been attending this church since 2016 as a youth, youth ministry volunteer, and now as the full-time director of the youth ministry. I had originally intended to become a high school social studies teacher with my college majors of history and education, but God laid it heavily upon my heart that I was called to minister to the youth of the Franklin area. I have called Franklin home for well over 15 years, and I am honored to serve the King in a way that empowers the next generation of the Church. I seek to guide students along the way in their relationships with God so that they would (1) enjoy God fully as their personal Lord and Savior, (2) live completely to glorify His name, and (3) be equipped as critical thinkers who stand firmly on the truth of His Word.


ASSISTANT Director of Children's MinistrIES

Hi, I am Deb Beasley. I came to First Alliance in 2011 as a new Christian. I began in Children’s Ministry as a volunteer, and worked with Lera who inspired me to serve God’s children and enrich my understanding of God’s word. I moved away for 7 years and returned in 2021 to become the Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries. I am also the art teacher and teaching assistant at Trimont Christian Academy. I have an associate degree in Leadership and Ministry from Grace Christian University, and two Certificates in Ministry and Biblical Studies from Liberty University. I have been married to Linwood for 38 years. We have one daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, and 3 grandchildren. The Lord has blessed me beyond my own understanding and has led me full circle to First Alliance Church.

Fred Alexander

director of adult education

Hi, my name is Fred Alexander. As director of adult Christian education, I help support Sunday School, small groups, men’s and women’s groups, and other ministries. I began this volunteer job after retiring as district manager for the power company in February 2013. My wife Diane and I have been in Franklin since 1980, though we are originally from Savannah. We have three grown children and two grandsons. I was graduated from UGA with a journalism degree and was close to finishing a master’s in Bible at Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) when asked to become communications director there. Previously, I have been a Sunday School teacher and coordinator, and worked with a singles group. 

arlene ball

church custodian

Our church custodian is Arlene Ball. Please take a moment to thank her for her support!