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

Mary Berndt
Mary Berndt

Director of Children's Ministry

John Bourgeois
John Bourgeois

Pastor of Teaching

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

Jennie Brewer
Jennie Brewer

UpRise Strategic Operations Specialist

Jeff Darnell
Jeff Darnell

UpRise Training Camp Director

Greg Davis
Greg Davis

Pastor of Care

Rachel Edmiston
Rachel Edmiston

Ministry Support Specialist

Jack Foster
Jack Foster

Chaplain/Asst. Pastor

Bobby Freeman
Bobby Freeman

Director of Youth and Emerging Generations

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

Patricia Hammock
Patricia Hammock

UpRise Career Services Director

Katherine Hamrick
Katherine Hamrick

Elementary Coordinator

Courtney Hyder
Courtney Hyder