leadership

Cole Huffman

Senior Pastor

Cole returned to Nashville, where he began in ministry, after pastoring in Memphis for many years. He is married to Lynn, dad to two sons and three daughters, and “Pops” to three grandsons. If only he had a dollar for every time someone said, “You’re tall!” He was educated at the University of North Alabama, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. Cole has been a church planter, an adjunct seminary professor, and is the author of He Made the Stars Also. He reads widely, runs slowly, and loves smoothies.

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.

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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

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.