Pastoral

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Dr. Todd B. Jones, Pastor

Todd Jones came to serve as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Nashville in March, 2002. He is the youngest of three children and grew up in a loving family in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Pittsburgh...

Dr. Samuel M. Cooper, Executive Pastor

Except for the four years of his seminary education, Sam spent his entire life in South Carolina before moving to Nashville in 2010. In addition to cities with more conventional names, Sam has lived in Ninety Six, Due West, Clio and Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Sam is a graduate of...

The Rev. Adam DeVries, Associate Pastor for Youth & Their Families

Adam DeVries has been at First Presbyterian Church since 1986 when he was five years old. He has served as the Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families since July 2014. He is a graduate of Sewanee, and received his Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary...

Dr. Stuart R. Gordon, Associate Pastor for Discipleship

Stuart Gordon is a native North Carolinian. He holds degrees from Davidson College, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Prior to his call to First Church, Nashville in September of 2005, he served as Pastor to the John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Florence...

The Rev. Keith Gunter, Associate Pastor for New Church Development

Keith served as the Associate Pastor for Families and Christian Education. God moved in a mighty way to call him to extend the body of Christ to Hendersonville through the faithfulness of his family, friends and the members of FPC Nashville to see this need...

The Rev. Mark J. DeVries, Associate Pastor for New Projects

Currently the Associate Pastor for New Projects, Mark has previously served as the Associate Pastor for youth and their families at First Presbyterian Church for over 25 years. Mark is a graduate of Baylor University and Princeton Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including...

Dr. Sandra L. Randleman, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care & Missions

Sandra Randleman joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church as the Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Discipleship in September of 1999. Her areas of responsibility include congregational care, support groups, new members and missions...

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