Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Dr. Frank R. Lewis

Dr. Frank R. Lewis has led our church faithfully and shepherded our congregation for over 20 years now. He came to the Nashville First Baptist in 1997 as Interim Pastor, later accepting the role of Senior Pastor.  Click here to read more.

Senior Pastor’s Assistant
Kim Hester

615.664.6010 | Email

Nashville First is committed to our vision of “Loving God, Loving People.”

Our Staff is divided into two areas “Heart” and “Hands”. The Heart section deals with ministry and spiritual development. The Hands section covers most operational functions and supports our ministry goals. We all work together to best serve Christ in our downtown community and beyond.

Pastor of Christian Education & Discipleship
Alan Raughton

615.664.6024 | Email
Link to Education & Discipleship Staff

Pastor of Worship & Music
Joe Fitzpatrick

615.664.6031 | Email

Link to Worship & Music Staff

Pastor of Urban Mission
Gary Morgan

615.473.6485 | Email

Minister of Pastoral Care
Tony Rankin

615.664.6021 | Email

Link to Pastoral Care Staff

Executive Pastor

Link to Operations Staff

Facilities Manager
Israel Garcia

615.406.9314 | Email

Link to Facilities & Custodial Staff

Director of Food Services
Angie Poore

615.664.6060 | Email

Link to Food Services Staff