Our Staff

Ministerial Staff

Dr. Frank Lewis

Dr. Frank Lewis

Senior Pastor

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  • Education: Samford University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Experience: Founding Pastor of Green Valley Baptist Church, Henderson, Nevada, Preaching and Worship Consultant –The Baptist Sunday School Board
  • Family: I’m married to Lori, proud father of Lauren and Gregory.
  • The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is… “The LORD himself will fight for you. You won’t have to lift a finger in your defense!” Exodus 14:14 (New Living Translation)
  • My favorite restaurant in Nashville is… the Cheesecake Factory–can’t beat the variety!
  • My favorite vacation destination is… any place where there are mountains, lakes, and a place to ride a bicycle.
Amanda Poff

Amanda Poff

Senior Pastor's Assistant

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Education: Bachelor of Science in Music Business from Trevecca Nazarene University (2006)

Family: My husband, Benjamin and I have a beautiful little girl named Evelyn. We love living in Nashville!

The First Baptist Nashville event that I look forward to every year is… The Service of Remembrance & Hope. This is a special service I assist with at the Christmas season that honors the memories of those who have passed away.

When I need to grab lunch downtown, I go to… Donatos pizza! I also love Chuy’s fish tacos and going to the Farmer’s Market where there are lots of things to choose from and B&C BBQ is my favorite!

Tom Crow

Tom Crow

Executive Pastor

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Education:  Oral Roberts University; graduated from Cameron University in OK, Business Administration; Military Schooling, US Army; Chaplaincy support; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, TX; Master in Christian Education/Adult & Administration concentrations

Experience:  Harvard Avenue Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK; First Baptist Church, Lawton, OK;  University Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX; Minister of Education/Outreach, Sandia Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM; Minister of Education/Administration, Gambrell Street Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX; Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

Family:   My wife’s name is Jackie and we have two children, Philip Crow and Carrie Crow Thiele (husband is Jonathan).

The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is … “I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me,” Galatians 2.20.

My favorite restaurant in Nashville is …Sopapilla’s.

My favorite vacation destination is …Colorado or anywhere in Rocky Mountains.

Lori Towns

Lori Towns

Executive Pastor's Assistant & Associate Adult Minister

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Education: Master of Art in Communication, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Family: Parents: Bill & Arline Towns, both now residing in Tennessee, Brother: John, passed away June 2009, my cat, Bo, and a very large “adopted” family including 5 nephews and 2 nieces

My favorite part about my job is … the camaraderie and ministry that takes place among staff and seeing God at work here in lives of my church family and those that are just here for a moment or two and need the help of the Church. My heart for this ministry is to encourage, connect, and equip adults in their relationship with Jesus and our church family.

When I need to grab lunch downtown, I go to … Taco Mamacita, Moe’s, Chuy’s (I sense a theme…)

Joe Fitzpatrick

Joe Fitzpatrick

Worship & Music Pastor

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Education:  Master of Church Music Conducting and Voice, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; Bachelor of Music Education Trumpet and Voice, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Experience:  Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock, Arkansas:  Worship Pastor (1989-2009); Mandarin Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida:  Minister of Music (1985-1989); Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas:  Music Intern (1983-1984); First Baptist Church, Yale, Oklahoma:  Minister of Music (1976-1982).

Family: I am married to Gwenn Robertson Fitzpatrick and I have two children; Robert Sean and Melodie Marie.

The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is … Zephaniah 3:17 – “The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

My favorite restaurant in Nashville is … The Cheesecake Factory and Germantown Café.

My favorite vacation destination is … the beach! Our family loves it.

Jason Cox

Jason Cox

Worship Leader

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Education: Bachelor Of Music from Belmont University with an emphasis in Commercial Vocal Performance

Experience: Worship Leader and Artist in Residence at Providence Church, Knoxville TN, Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood TN, FBC Morristown, Morristown TN, and Christ Presbyterian, Nashville TN. Staff Writer at Daywind Music Publishing.

Family: My wife’s name is Lena and we have a daughter named, Kennedy Lane.

The Scripture that is speaking to me right now … Isaiah 6:8

My favorite restaurant in Nashville is … Anything BBQ or Mexican!

My favorite vacation destination is … Maui, HI

Laurie Hall

Laurie Hall

Music Assistant

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Kim Hester

Kim Hester

Church Pianist

 

Gwenn Fitzpatrick

Gwenn Fitzpatrick

Children's Choir Coordinator

 

Wesley Lankford

Wesley Lankford

Technical Director

 

Connie Powell

Connie Powell

Music Secretary

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Brandon Owen

Brandon Owen

Minister to Young Adults & Missions

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Education: Masters of Education from Belmont University; Masters of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Experience: I’ve been a faculty member Brentwood Academy as a 12th grade Bible and teacher/Basketball coach

Family: I’ve been married to Lesley Ann for 9 years and we have three boys: Howell , Elliott and Louis.

The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is … Mark 10:35-45.

My favorite restaurant in Nashville is … Baja Burrito.

My favorite vacation destination is … Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Amanda Poff

Amanda Poff

Minister To Young Adults Assistant

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Tim Wildsmith

Tim Wildsmith

Minister to Students

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Education: I have a BBA in Music Business from Belmont University, and I am currentyl attending Fuller Theological Seminary.

Experience: I’ve been working for over ten years in worship and student ministry, holding staff positions at Brookside Church and Core Community Church (both in Omaha, Nebraska). I got my start in ministry as a youth intern at First Baptist Nashville in 2002.

Family: My wife, Becca, is a graphic designer and creative director at a record label in Nashville. We live in Spring Hill, TN.

My favorite passage of Scripture is:  Philippians 4:6-7.

My favorite restaurant in Nashville is:  Biscuit Love!!

My favorite vacation destination is:  New York, NY.

Sarah Galloway

Sarah Galloway

Minister to Students Assistant

615.664.6050 | email

Shannon Meadors

Shannon Meadors

Minister to Children

615.664.6019 | email

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Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 1996 from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri; Masters degree in Christian Education in 2003 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas

Experience: I’ve been the Minister to Children at First Baptist Nashville since December 1, 2009. Previously, I served on staff at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas and Springfield Baptist Church in Springfield, Tennessee.

Family: My husband, Kyle, and I are the parents of two young children – Jacob and Ava Lauren.

The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is … Isaiah 43:19, “Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it?”

My favorite restaurant in Nashville is … Firefly Grille.

My favorite vacation destination is … Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Mary Bunn

Mary Bunn

Minister to Children's Assistant

615.664.6023 | email

Administrative Staff

Allen Adcox

Allen Adcox

Business Administrator

615.664.6014 | email

Matt Malone

Matt Malone

Receptionist

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Myra Mathis

Myra Mathis

Business Assistant

615.664.6004 | email

Angie Poore

Angie Poore

Director of Food Services

615.664.6060 | email

Sandra Snyder

Sandra Snyder

Director of Communications

615.664.6006 | email

Pam Stockett

Pam Stockett

Receptionist

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Barbara Vincent

Barbara Vincent

Child Development Center Director

615.664.6040 | email

Marilu White

Marilu White

Finance Assistant

615.664.6005 | email

Bill York

Bill York

Director of Security

615.664.6014 | email

Custodial & Food Service Staff

Israel Garcia

Israel Garcia

Custodian

615-406-9314

Rosa Estevez

Rosa Estevez

Housekeeper

615.664.6000

Jacqueline Garcia

Jacqueline Garcia

Cook

615-664-6075

Nathan Green

Nathan Green

Housekeeper

615-478-6093

Michael Valentine

Michael Valentine

Custodian

615-664-6000

Ruben Herrera-Rodriguez

Ruben Herrera-Rodriguez

Custodian

615-664-6000