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

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Carter Crenshaw

Senior Pastor

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Chuck Merritt

Executive Director

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Scotty Smith

Teacher in Residence

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Mary Berndt

Director of Children's Ministry

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John Bourgeois

Pastor of Teaching

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Katie Boyer

Special Needs Coordinator

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Diane Bradshaw

Director of Care & Assistant to Senior Pastor

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Al Brady

UpRise Admissions & Recruiting Director

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Jennie Brewer

UpRise Strategic Operations Specialist

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Jenna Brown

SrHi Director of Girls

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Katy Bruning

Volunteer Coordinator

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Jeff Darnell

UpRise Training Camp Director

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Greg Davis

Teaching Elder

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Rachel Edmiston

Ministry Support Specialist

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Jack Foster

Teaching Elder

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Bobby Freeman

Director of Youth and Emerging Generations

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Leah Gaffney

Director of Youth

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Libby Glisson

Community Group Coordinator

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Emily Gordon

Director of Mother's Day Out/Event Childcare

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Noah Grimm

Ministry Assistant

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Patricia Hammock

UpRise Career Services Director

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Katherine Hamrick

Elementary Coordinator

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Courtney Hyder

UpRise Advancement Director

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Cole Jones

Design and Content Lead

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Patrick Kelly

Director of Operations

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Chrissy Locke

Sunday A.M. Preschool Coordinator

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Daniel Meek

Young Adults Assistant Director

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Lauri Mehaffey

Accounting and HR Manager

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Jasmine Minor

UpRise Operations Assistant

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Sabrina Orr

Transformation Station Artistic Director

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Christina Ottolini

Weekday Childcare Assistant Director

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Kathy Parker

UpRise Career Services Director

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Leslie Perry

Nursery and Preschool Coordinator

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Carole Peterson

UpRise Nashville Executive Director

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Kayla Powell

Young Adults Coordinator

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Robert Price

Technical Director

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Stephen Simmons

Director of Men's Ministry

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Jarret Splendorio

JrHi Boys Intern

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Laura Stacy

Director of Membership and Engagement & Care Team

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Brett Taylor

Director of Worship Arts

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Betsy Thomas

Director of Women's Ministry

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Anne Lacy Wallace

Women's Ministry Assistant

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Nathan Warnock

Director of Facilities

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Lisa Watts

Children's Ministry Assistant

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Lauren Webb

Media Production

Elders and Advisors

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Steve Anderson

Elder

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Trace Blankenship

Elder

Andy Bradshaw
Andy Bradshaw

Elder

Scott Brown
Scott Brown

Elder

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Reagan Brown

Elder

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Carter Crenshaw

Teaching Elder

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Greg Davis

Teaching Elder

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Josh Eaves

Elder

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Jack Foster

Teaching Elder

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Ed Freeman

Elder

Matthew Harms
Matt Harms

Elder

Robert Kamau
Robert Kamau

Elder

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Patrick Kelly

Elder

Paul McMullan
Paul McMullan

Elder

John Melton
John Melton

Elder

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Chuck Merritt

Elder

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Angie Mullett

Advisor

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John Peterson

Elder

Jerry Pfister
Jerry Pfister

Elder

Danny Price
Danny Price

Elder

Dave Schroeder
Dave Schroeder

Elder

Scott Sims
Scott Sims

Elder

Rhonda Sims
Rhonda Sims

Advisor

Brent Thompson
Brent Thompson

Elder

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Terry Thornton

Elder

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Jefferson Adcock

Deacon

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Dixon Allen

Deacon

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Broc Borntrager

Deacon

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David Crenshaw

Deacon

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Jeff Gaw

Deacon

Blake Howard
Blake Howard

Deacon

Carl Johnson
Carl Johnson

Deacon

Jordan Kendig
Jordan Kendig

Deacon

Matthew Kitchin
Matthew Kitchin

Deacon

Jim Knestrick
Jim Knestrick

Deacon

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Sam Logan

Deacon

Jameson Norton
Jameson Norton

Deacon

Scott Sagan
Scott Sagen

Deacon

David Sylvester
David Sylvester

Deacon

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Jimmy West

Deacon

Chris Woodruff
Chris Woodruff

Deacon

Hunter Yarbrough
Hunter Yarbrough

Deacon

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Trent Yates

Deacon

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