Pat Hood

Senior Pastor

Kyle Goen

Executive Pastor of Ministries

Nathaniel Hale

Executive Pastor of Administration

Travis Ryan

Worship Pastor

Joe Gordon

Discipleship Pastor

Steven Ackley

College and NextGen Pastor

RC Ford

Stewarts Creek Campus Pastor

David McCaman

Riverdale Campus Pastor

Charity Smith

Office Manager & Assistant to the Pastors

Peyton Bullen

Sending Director

Erica Baggett

Sending Associate

Rodney Wilson

Pastoral Counselor

Ryan Garrett

Lead Student Minister

Matt Stout

Stewarts Creek Associate Campus and Student Pastor

Ken Hampton

Student Ministry Associate

CJ Biggs

Riverdale Student Pastor

Jordan Raybon

Brussels Teaching Pastor

David Cox

Worship Programming Pastor

Michael “Sully” Sullivan

Creative Pastor

Robb West

Production Director

Michael Reid

Worship Associate

Brad Beal

Worship Associate

Brenda White

Worship Programming Assistant

Brandon Tomlin


Donnie Thaden

Kids Minister

Becca Wilson

Creative Learning Center Director

Tammy Brooks

Preschool Director

Cathy Ropp

Stewarts Creek Preschool & Kids Director

Lisa Theriot

Women’s Director & Receptionist

Jennifer Frazier

Financial Secretary

Brian Crabtree

Facilities Director

Curt Wagoner

Riverdale Campus Associate Pastor

Brandy Hernandez

Riverdale Campus Assistant

Kim Rogers

Stewarts Creek Campus Assistant

Benny Woods

Senior Adults Pastor


2017 Board of Directors

Oliver (Milt) Owens

Milt and his wife Joy have been married since 1982 and joined LifePoint in 1991. Milt surrendered his life to Christ in 1980 and served as a Sunday School Teacher and Chairman of the Deacons. Milt is a business owner. Milt and Joy have two daughters, Courtney and Meagan, and three granddaughters.


Marc Adkins

Marc and Connie have been members at Lifepoint Church since 1996. Their grown kids include Amber and Adam, both with families of their own and they have 3 amazing grandchildren. Marc has been a full time local real estate broker since 1987, affiliated with Parks in Smyrna. He also has the pleasure of serving the Town of Smyrna as an elected official. Marc has been serving Lifepoint Church as a First Impressions greeter since joining the church. Marc accepted Jesus Christ into his life when he was 13 years old and his Great Uncle Haskell Adkins who was a minister in Doweltown, TN baptized him.


Joey Rhyne

Joey serves at LifePoint Stewarts Creek Campus where he is a small group leader, leads the encouragement team and is the membership luncheon coordinator. Joey has been a Christ follower since 1986 and has been a member of LifePoint Church since 2002. Joey lives in Smyrna and is married to Christy Rhyne and they have three young children. He serves as a design builder for area churches and businesses at Dow Smith Contracting Company in Smyrna, TN.


Joel Sturdivant

Joel and his wife Ouida have been members of LifePoint since 1977. They were blessed with two children, daughter Sharon and a son Jeff who was killed in an auto wreck in 1990 at the age of 21. They have two granddaughters and two great granddaughters. Joel is a retired CPA. He received Christ as his Savior as a young boy and has been involved in the Church throughout the years. In the years Joel has been part of LifePoint, he served as a Deacon, Small Group Leader, and on various committees. Joel and Ouida helped launch the Murfreesboro campus, where Joel is serving as the senior adult coordinator.


Kris Whitt

Kris and her husband Bryan joined LifePoint in 2011. Kris serves in Lifepoint’s Student, Adult and Sending Ministries. Kris surrendered her life to Christ in 2010 and has been living passionately for Him ever since. She is the Regional Marketing Director at Team Velocity Marketing. Kris has a son, Brandon.


Chris Berkey

Chris and his family have been members of LifePoint Church since 2002. He and his wife Aundrea have served in several areas over the years including Choir, VBS, Wherry Housing, Foster Care and most recently Kids Ministry, Marriage and Family, and Encouragers. They are also one of the families who stepped out to be a part of the new Murfreesboro campus. Chris' Christ Centered Journey began with the help of his dear friend Barbara Mason who invited a shy young man to a very passionate church. Chris accepted Christ and was baptized in 1996. Chris works for Cumberland Heights Foundation and has held the roles of Quality Management Coordinator and Staff Development Coordinator. Chris' children are Max, Phoebe, Hope, and Shaun.


Bret Aune

Bret is married to Kristin. They have three children, Kyndal, Emmett and Aaron. Bret is a Product Development Director at Ingram Content Group. Bret has served on the adult ministry team since they joined LifePoint in 2009. Bret received Christ May 22nd, 1988.


Phil McElroy

Phil serves as an usher for Sunday morning worship. Phil has been the head instructor for the LifePoint karate dojo since 2002. After becoming a Christian in 1998, Phil joined LifePoint and has been an active member since. Phil retired in October 2010 where he was the project manager for Yates Services at the Nissan Decherd Powertrain Assembly plant. Phil and his wife, Diane, are blessed to have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.


Benjamin Bright

Benjamin and Tammy came to LifePoint in 1999 as a newly married couple. Benjamin's job took them out of state in 2008, but they moved back to Tennessee in 2015 and came back "home" to LifePoint. God has blessed them with two children - Braden and Aubrey. Benjamin and Tammy have been fortunate to serve together in LifePoint’s Marriage Ministry. Benjamin served in various roles within the Small Group Ministry, as a Sunday School teacher, and in the First Impressions Ministry.


Chad White

Chad White and his wife, Dawn, have been members of LifePoint since 2005. Chad and Dawn have been involved in LifePoint's Adult and Sending Ministries. Chad has served on the board multiple times since he joined the church.


Elizabeth Kea

Elizabeth and her husband, John, joined LifePoint in 2015, and are members of the Riverdale campus. They have four children, Noah, Eliana, Meira, and Hannah. Elizabeth worked in publishing for several years, and now teaches literature and writing at a homeschool cooperative while also homeschooling her children. She and her family previously served as church planters with the International Mission Board in Belgium. Elizabeth is involved with the LifePoint’s sending team, small groups, and women’s ministry.


Eddie Gonzalez

Eddie Gonzalez and his wife Megan have been active members of LifePoint since 2005. Eddie is an engineer at Nissan and enjoys leading groups in our Kids' Ministry. Eddie and Megan have four children, Alexis, Breanna, Zoe and Jacob.