About Us

Gathering to worship, serve and grow by following Jesus in an uncertain world.

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Life to the Fullest

Our Hope for You

West End Community Church is a place you can experience God’s love and worship freely; a space to gather in true community and grow in spiritual strength; where personal transformation by the grace of Jesus is a common pursuit.

Our Hope for Our City

We strive to love our neighbors and care for their physical, spiritual and emotional needs by living out what Jesus taught. We desire to see the neighborhoods of Nashville defined by the love and teachings of Jesus.

Transformed by Grace

Some Things We Think Are Important

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Worship

We gather together on Sundays to glorify God and celebrate what he has done and is doing in our lives. We bring our joy and pain to him in whatever our circumstances.

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Gather

We welcome all people and create opportunities for each of us to be known and know others, and to offer care in the challenges of life.

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Serve

We seek to love our neighbors, share the gospel and alleviate material, spiritual and relational brokenness in all that we do, knowing that the blessing goes both ways.

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Grow

We strive to help people understand the timelessness of Scripture so they become more like Jesus and see lives changed in the city and world.

Executive Team

Carter Crenshaw
Carter Crenshaw

Senior Pastor

Chuck Merritt
Chuck Merritt

Executive Director

Scotty Smith
Scotty Smith

Teacher in Residence

Catherine Alexander
Catherine Alexander

Supplies Coordinator

Amanda Andrews Owens
Amanda Andrews Owens

Director of Missional Living (Interim)

David Bartek
David Bartek

Sr. High Boys Director

Katie Boyer
Katie Boyer

Special Needs Coordinator

Diane Bradshaw
Diane Bradshaw

Director of Care & Assistant to Senior Pastor

Al Brady
Al Brady

UpRise Admissions & Recruiting Director

Lila Buchanan
Lila Buchanan

Sr. High Girls Intern

Jeff Darnell
Jeff Darnell

UpRise Training Camp Director

Greg Davis
Greg Davis

Pastor of Care

Judy Dorris
Judy Dorris

Director of Children's Ministry

Jack Foster
Jack Foster

UpRise Chaplain & Care Team

Bobby Freeman
Bobby Freeman

Director of Youth and Emerging Generations

Marie Fuzzell
Marie Fuzzell

Communications

Leah Gaffney
Leah Gaffney

Director of Youth

Libby Glisson
Libby Glisson

Community Group Coordinator

Emily Gordon
Emily Gordon

Director of Mother's Day Out/Event Childcare

Courtney Hyder
Courtney Hyder

UpRise Advancement Director

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly

Director of Operations

Darah Kerpka
Darah Kerpka

Nursery Coordinator

Julie Knestrick
Julie Knestrick

Youth Ministry Assistant

Daniel Meek
Daniel Meek

Youth & Young Adults Intern

Jasmine Minor
Jasmine Minor

UpRise Operations Assistant

Amber Morris
Amber Morris

Volunteer Coordinator

Steve NeSmith
Steve NeSmith

Director of Communictions

Jordan Nixon
Jordan Nixon

Engagement Coordinator

Carole Peterson
Carole Peterson

UpRise Nashville Executive Director

Kayla Powell
Kayla Powell

Young Adults Coordinator

Robert Price
Robert Price

Technical Director

Lauren Rayburn
Lauren Rayburn

Weekday Childcare Assistant Director

Stephen Simmons
Stephen Simmons

Director of Men's Ministry

Laura Stacy
Laura Stacy

Director of Membership and Engagement & Care Team

Brett Taylor
Brett Taylor

Director of Worship Arts

Betsy Thomas
Betsy Thomas

Director of Women's Ministry

Hunt Tidwell
Hunt Tidwell

Jr. High Boys Intern & Facilities Assistant

Guin Tyus
Guin Tyus

UpRise Career Services Director

Melanie Villas
Melanie Villas

Preschool & Elementary Coordinator

Anne Lacy Wallace
Anne Lacy Wallace

Women's Ministry Assistant

Nathan Warnock
Nathan Warnock

Director of Facilities

Lisa Watts
Lisa Watts

Children's Ministry Assistant

Lauren Webb
Lauren Webb

Media Production

Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson

Elder

Trace Blankenship
Trace Blankenship

Elder

Andy Bradshaw
Andy Bradshaw

Elder

Scott Brown
Scott Brown

Elder

Reagan Brown
Reagan Brown

Elder

Carter Crenshaw
Carter Crenshaw

Teaching Elder

Greg Davis
Greg Davis

Teaching Elder

Josh Eaves
Josh Eaves

Elder

Jack Foster
Jack Foster

Teaching Elder

Ed Freeman
Ed Freeman

Elder

Libby Glisson
Libby Glisson

Advisor

Matt Harms
Matt Harms

Elder

Robert Kamau
Robert Kamau

Elder

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly

Elder

Paul McMullan
Paul McMullan

Elder

John Melton
John Melton

Elder

Chuck Merritt
Chuck Merritt

Elder

John Peterson
John Peterson

Elder

Jerry Pfister
Jerry Pfister

Elder

Danny Price
Danny Price

Elder

Scott Sims
Scott Sims

Elder

Rhonda Sims
Rhonda Sims

Advisor

Brent Thompson
Brent Thompson

Elder

Scott Hawes
Scott Hawes

Deacon

Jordan Kendig
Jordan Kendig

Deacon

Matthew Kitchin
Matthew Kitchin

Deacon

Jim Knestrick
Jim Knestrick

Deacon

Sam Logan

Deacon

Jameson Norton
Jameson Norton

Deacon

Scott Sagen
Scott Sagen

Deacon

David Sylvester
David Sylvester

Deacon

Chris Woodruff
Chris Woodruff

Deacon

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