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

Executive 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.

Tanner Heath

Discipleship Pastor

Tanner is a Middle Tennessee native, but returns to Nashville after traveling the globe. He previously served as a pastor and church planting team member in Portland, OR, which was followed by some time in West Africa. He is always up for an adventure and time with people. Tanner earned degrees in Communications and Biblical Studies from Carson-Newman University and an M.A. in Global Leadership from Western Seminary. He loves most any sport, time outside in the mountains, and is a self-proclaimed film and food critic.

Sally Schroeder

Gospel Kids Director

Sally is originally from Vail, Colorado and moved to Nashville after graduating from Colorado State University. Her love for children came from helping to start and run a preschool during COVID. She has worked with all ages of kids and loves watching children be unapologetically themselves. Sally loves to be outside skiing, boating, playing pickle-ball, and camping.

Stephen Mitchell

Student Ministry Intern

Stephen is from Columbia, Maryland and came to Nashville to get a degree from Lipscomb University. While in college, the Lord brought Stephen to The Gospel Church where he began to serve with the church through guest services and VBS. His passion and excitement to serve the church and help students grow led him to begin serving as Student Ministry Intern. Stephen loves climbing, hiking, volleyball and movies.

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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.

Drake Stahr

Drake grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky and attended college at Murray State University, majoring in Marketing. Having worked in the automotive business for many years, his job lead him to Nashville in 2018. Shortly after the move Drake began attending The Gospel Church, where he met his wife, Sarah!
Drake and Sarah live in the White Bridge neighborhood. A former high school football coach, Drake loves the Titans and Kentucky Wildcats. He and Sarah love traveling and trying new restaurants in Nashville.

Will Pierce

Will grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University and his graduate studies at the University of Miami. The Lord led Will and his family to Nashville and the Gospel Church in 2019. He lives with his wife Jackie, son Charlie, and daughter Mia in Belmont-Hillsboro. Will works in real estate finance and enjoys exploring cities, playing yard games, and meeting new people.

David Gensheimer

David grew up and went to school in Texas. He moved to Nashville in 2008 to dance with the Nashville Ballet. David also was a business owner for 10 years, but then God called him into law enforcement. He loves his job and being able to help the least of these. David started attending The Gospel Church in 2008 and has been a member ever since. He has an amazing wife, Colleen, who is a DPT in pelvic health. They live on a few acres outside the city with their German Shepard, Stella. David is a man of many interests, if you enjoy it, he probably does as well.

 

You can reach out to our elders for more information by sending an email to elders@thegospelchurch.com.