Meet Our Staff

Meet the First Baptist Nashville Staff

  • Dr. Frank R. Lewis

    Dr. Frank R. Lewis

    Senior Pastor 615.664.6010
    • Education: Samford University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Experience: Founding Pastor of Green Valley Baptist Church, Henderson, Nevada, Preaching and Worship Consultant –The Baptist Sunday School Board
    • Family: I’m married to Lori, proud father of Lauren and Gregory.
    • The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is… “The LORD himself will fight for you. You won’t have to lift a finger in your defense!” Exodus 14:14 (New Living Translation)
    • My favorite restaurant in Nashville is… the Cheesecake Factory – can’t beat the variety!
    • My favorite vacation destination is… any place where there are mountains, lakes, and a place to ride a bicycle.
  • Amanda Poff

    Amanda Poff

    Senior Pastor's Administrative Assistant 615.664.6010
  • Tom Crow

    Tom Crow

    Executive Pastor 615.664.6001
    • Education:  Oral Roberts University; graduated from Cameron University in OK, Business Administration; Military Schooling, US Army; Chaplaincy support; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, TX; Master in Christian Education/Adult & Administration concentrations
    • Experience:  Harvard Avenue Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK; First Baptist Church, Lawton, OK;  University Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX; Minister of Education/Outreach, Sandia Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM; Minister of Education/Administration, Gambrell Street Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX; Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
    • Family:   My wife’s name is Jackie and we have two children, Philip Crow and Carrie Crow Thiele (husband is Jonathan).
    • The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is ... “I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me,” Galatians 2.20.
    • My favorite restaurant in Nashville is ... Sopapilla’s.
    • My favorite vacation destination is ... Colorado or anywhere in Rocky Mountains.
  • Lori Towns

    Lori Towns

    Executive Pastor's Adminstrative Assistant 615.664.6001
  • Jennifer Tramel

    Jennifer Tramel

    Director of Communications 615.664.6006
  • Joe Fitzpatrick

    Joe Fitzpatrick

    Worship & Music Pastor 615.664.6031
    • Education:  Master of Church Music Conducting and Voice, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; Bachelor of Music Education Trumpet and Voice, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
    • Experience:  Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock, Arkansas:  Worship Pastor (1989-2009); Mandarin Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida:  Minister of Music (1985-1989); Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas:  Music Intern (1983-1984); First Baptist Church, Yale, Oklahoma:  Minister of Music (1976-1982).
    • Family: I am married to Gwenn Robertson Fitzpatrick and I have two children; Robert Sean and Melodie Marie.
    • The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is ... Zephaniah 3:17 – “The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
    • My favorite restaurant in Nashville is ... The Cheesecake Factory and Germantown Café.
    • My favorite vacation destination is ... the beach! Our family loves it.
  • Laurie Hall

    Laurie Hall

    Worship & Music Ministry Assistant 615.664.6030
  • Connie Powell

    Connie Powell

    Music Ministry Assitant 615.664.6033
  • Rus Roach

    Rus Roach

    Minister of Pastoral Care 615.664.6021
    • Education:  Graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary
    • Experience:  I’ve been the pastor of four churches in Texas and have had two other central responsibilities at First Baptist before becoming Minister of Pastoral Care.
    • Family: My wife’s name is Debbie and we have three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.
    • The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is ... the gospel of John. It’s new and fresh as my Bible study class is going through the book word by word and verse by verse. My study (without commentary usually) is challenging me to express my faith, beliefs, experiences not someone else’s.
    • My favorite restaurant in Nashville is ... Fiesta Mexicana.
    • My favorite vacation destination is ... Destin, Florida.
  • Margi Hawkins

    Margi Hawkins

    Recreation and Senior Adult Ministry Assistant 615.664.6050
  • Alyssa Goins

    Alyssa Goins

    Front Desk Receptionist & Pastoral Care Assistant 615.664.6000
  • Pam Stockett

    Pam Stockett

    Front Desk Receptionist & Pastoral Care Assistant 615.664.6000
  • Brandon Owen

    Brandon Owen

    Minister to Students 615.664.6024
    • Education: Masters of Education from Belmont University; currently pursuing Masters of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Experience: I’ve been a faculty member Brentwood Academy as a 12th grade Bible and teacher/Basketball coach
    • Family: I’ve been married to Lesley Ann for 9 years and we have three boys: Howell , Elliott and Louis.
    • The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is ... Mark 10:35-45.
    • My favorite restaurant in Nashville is ... Baja Burrito.
    • My favorite vacation destination is ... Gulf Shores, Alabama.
  • Marissa Moore

    Marissa Moore

    Ministry Assistant to Children and Students 615.664.6023
  • Shannon Meadors

    Shannon Meadors

    Minister to Children 615.664.6019
    • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 1996 from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri; Masters degree in Christian Education in 2003 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas
    • Experience: I’ve been the Minister to Children at First Baptist Nashville since December 1, 2009. Previously, I served on staff at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas and Springfield Baptist Church in Springfield, Tennessee.
    • Family: My husband, Kyle, and I are the parents of two young children – Jacob and Ava Lauren.
    • The Scripture that is speaking to me most right now is ... Isaiah 43:19, “Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it?”
    • My favorite restaurant in Nashville is ... Firefly Grille.
    • My favorite vacation destination is ... Culebra, Puerto Rico.
  • Sandra Gentry

    Sandra Gentry

    Director of the Child Development Center 615.664.6040
  • Allen Adcox

    Allen Adcox

    Business Administrator 615.664.6014
  • Myra Mathis

    Myra Mathis

    Business Assistant 615.664.6004
  • Mary Garrott

    Mary Garrott

    Finance Assistant 615.664.6005
  • Angie Poore

    Angie Poore

    Director of Food Services 615.664.6060
  • Rosa Estevez

    Rosa Estevez

    Food Services Staff 615.664.6060
  • Violena Wilks

    Violena Wilks

    Food Services Staff 615.664.6060
  • Jackie Garcia

    Jackie Garcia

    Food Services Staff 615.664.6060
  • Nathan Green

    Nathan Green

    Maintenance Staff 615.664.6000
  • Israel Garcia

    Israel Garcia

    Maintenance Staff 615.664.6000
  • Michael Valentine

    Michael Valentine

    Maintenance Staff 615.664.6000