leadership

Chandler Vannoy

Interim Pastor

Chandler is happily married to his wife, Alison. He was born and raised in Knoxville, TN where he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He holds his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from the same seminary. In addition to being the Interim Pastor at The Gospel Church, Chandler serves as the Brand Manager for Lifeway Leadership and Ministry Grid where he creates leadership development and training resources for churches all across the country. Chandler loves the NBA, C.S Lewis, and being out on the lake. He is excited to serve The Gospel Church during this season of transition.

Trey Powell

Groups & Connection Pastor

Trey is an Alabama native who was born in Tuscaloosa, but spent most of his life in Birmingham, AL. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Trey stayed in Tuscaloosa working as an associate college minister while earning his Master of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL. Trey and his wife Carly have lived in Nashville since August of 2018 and are excited to now call Tennessee home. In his spare time, Trey enjoys hiking, exploring new places, and watching college football.

Lauren McKinney

Kids Director

Lauren was born and raised in Hendersonville, TN – just north of Nashville! She attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts. Lauren has traveled all over the world doing mission work and eventually landed in Portland, Maine as a collegiate missionary after college.

Lauren has been back in Nashville since 2016, and when not at church, you can find her snuggling her two cats and drawing on her iPad while sipping some coffee or listening to a good audiobook.

Miranda Jones

Administrative Assistant

Miranda was born and raised in East Tennessee. She attended East Tennessee State University and graduated with a degree in Social Work and Bluegrass & Country Music Studies. After college, Miranda spent time in Kenya, Africa, at a missions hospital, before returning to East Tennessee to work in Foster Care as a social worker.

Miranda moved to Nashville with her husband, Jimmy, in 2020. In her spare time she loves to be outside, listen to music, and travel.

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Aaron Yang

Aaron grew up all over the country but considers Upstate New York his home. He graduated from Syracuse University and went on to pursue a medical degree which has taken him to San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, and finally Nashville. When not in the hospital, you can find him looking for the best eats around town with his wife and 3 daughters and cheering for his beloved Syracuse Orange.

Jeff Gitter

Jeff grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University where he majored in Human Organizational Development and Philosophy. Although he intended to use his degree in full-time ministry, God called him to live out his faith in the workplace, and now works as a business analyst for an international book distributor. Jeff now lives in Charlotte Park with his wife Emily and their daughter. In his free time, Jeff loves running, reading, puns, cheering for the Nashville Soccer Club and the Green Bay Packers, and exploring new places with his family.

Donovan Jordan

Guest Services Coordinator

Donovan is a Nashville native. He graduated from Auburn University, where he received a degree in Software Engineering and Jesus saved him. Donovan lives in the Cane Ridge area with his wife Krista and daughter Rowan. He has been with the Gospel Church since 2015 and loves to build the Guest Services team to serve our guests each Sunday.

Donovan is a nerd through and through. If you catch him on a Sunday, you can talk to him about video games, anime, manga, and most of all – Jesus.