Our Leadership

Ray Ortlund

Lead Pastor

Ray graduated from Wheaton College as a Bachelor of Arts, from Dallas Theological Seminary as a Master of Theology, from The University of California at Berkeley as a Master of Arts, and from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, as a Doctor of ...

T.J. Tims

Assistant Pastor

TJ earned his B.A. from Southeastern Bible College in 2008, M.A. from King’s College London in 2010, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. TJ and Jessica have two daughters, Charlotte and Maggie, and love all things ...

Daniel Cortez


Daniel Cortez, a founding member of Immanuel Church, was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and grew up in Brownsville, Texas. He became an American citizen when he was 14 years old along with his mother, father, and brother. From Brownsville, Daniel ...


Bob Pedde


Bob Pedde was born in Michigan and moved to Tennessee shortly after graduating from Michigan State University. He was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age. Bob met his wife Linda at the ...

David Holst


God has blessed David in many ways! He grew up in a Christian home and with a caring church family and always knew that Jesus loved him. At the age of 10 he asked Jesus to be his Savior. In his walk with God, the Lord has provided a wonderful wife, ...


Todd Newton


Todd Newton was born in Rutherfordton, NC. He married his wife, Ann in 1989 in Stow, OH and moved to Middle TN in 1997. They have lived in Robertson County, near Springfield since moving to TN. They have an adult daughter, Sherri and son-in-law ...

Jim Daugherty


Jim Daugherty is a native Nashvillian and graduated from Overton High School. Jim received a Masters in Computer Science at Vanderbilt University and is employed at Vanderbilt

Medical School as a database analyst. He is married to Barb. They have ...

Colby Humphrey


Colby is originally from Olathe, KS, but spent 7 years in Texas before moving to Nashville. He became a Christian when he was 5 years old. After roughly 2 years of rebellion and running from God, he surrendered to Christ his fresh- man year of ...

Caleb Shrum


Caleb Shrum was born in Kentucky (when his father was at seminary) and moved to Nashville as a small child. He was saved after hearing the Gospel from his father, at a conference his father was leading. Caleb graduated from Western Kentucky ...

David Thomas


David Thomas was born and raised in Nashville, TN. In 1984, he married his high school sweetheart, Angie, and they now have three children, Bradley, Michael, and Lily. David studied graphic design at David Lipscomb College before working with ...

Mason Prophater


Mason Prophater, born in Cincinnati, OH and raised in Louisville, KY moved to Nashville on October 6, 2012 after his wife, Nichole and he married. He's been gradually working on finishing his Bachelor's Degree from Boyce College in Louisville, KY ...


Shaun Harris


Shaun grew up in the small town of Erwin, TN. He grew up going to church with his family and came to know Jesus at the age of 9. Shaun attended Tennessee Tech University and got his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2001. He has been working for ...