Dr. Frank R. Lewis
- 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.
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!
615.664.6001 | email
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.
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 A. Fitzpatrick
Worship & Music Pastor
615.664.6031 | email
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.
Worship & Music Associate
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
Children's Choir Coordinator
Minister to Young Adults & Missions
615.664.6024 | email
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.
Minister to Students
615.664.6051 | email
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.
Minister to Children
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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.
Custodial & Food Service Staff