Mike Harder

Lead Pastor

Mike was born and raised as a missionary kid in Bogota, Colombia. After moving to the states, Mike attended Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn., and graduated with a B.A. in Church Ministry. He then moved to Memphis and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology and Preaching at Southeastern Seminary.

Mike is married to Tabitha, and they have three daughters, Abigail, Violet and Georgia. He has written two studies for LifeWay: In Transit: What Do You Do with Your Wait? and Jaded. His passions are the gospel, coffee, friendships, and basketball.

Justin Dunton

Executive Pastor

Justin is a native Texan. He received his undergrad in communications at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and earned a Master’s in Non-Profit Administration (MNA) from Notre Dame. He worked for several years in management consulting, but after sensing a call to ministry, he went back to school and earned a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. Justin and his wife, Tricia, have four boys, Graeme, William and Emmett, and Wyatt.

Lauren Chapman

Kids Director

Lauren grew up in Ohio and moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University, where she graduated in the summer of 2013. She first began volunteering in the children’s ministry before she felt called to step into a bigger role leading the children’s programs. She lives in Nashville with her husband Mike. You will often see them cruising around in their 1989 red Jeep Wrangler or waiting in the Jeni’s Ice Cream line!

Bryant Bural

Creative Specialist

Bryant is what they call a “unicorn” — a Nashville native. He has a passion for telling stories, and received his B.A. in Film from Carson-Newman University. Bryant deals with a lot of the day-to-day creative work at The Gospel Church. In addition to his work here, having a passion for music, he also shoots freelance video for musicians throughout Nashville.

Josh Bronleewe

Worship Pastor

Josh grew up in Austin, Texas, and studied music and sound engineering at Texas State University in San Marcos. After receiving a B.A. in Music, Josh moved to Nashville to help lead worship and dive into the rich music scene Nashville offers. In addition to his role at TGC, Josh is a staff songwriter for Word Music Publishing. Josh has been married to his beautiful wife, Katie, since April of 2012. They currently reside in west Nashville. In his downtime, Josh likes hiking, traveling and tennis.

Josh Jenkins

Worship Pastor

Josh was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and moved to Nashville with his wife Julie 7 years ago. He is a full time songwriter and artist alongside being a worship leader. He has two kiddos Everly and Jones.

Dan Harder

Global Missions Pastor

Dan was born in California, grew up in the Midwest and spent most of his adult life as a missionary in Bogotá, Colombia, with his wife, Alice, and their three children, Mike, Alan and Ginny. Dan and Alice recently retired and moved from Chicago to Nashville. In addition to serving as Global Missions Pastor at TGC, Dan serves as president of Light to Israel and Middle East Ministries. Dan is sports enthusiast, enjoying running, biking, tennis and swimming. If you want to meet with Dan, make it early. His favorite foods are anything breakfast!