Leadership Team



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Ed Stetzer - Lead Pastor

Ed’s primary role is speaking at weekend worship services and providing leadership to the staff. Ed and wife, Donna, have 3 daughters. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches. Ed has trained pastors and church planters on five continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. He also serves as the president of Lifeway Research.

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Jimmy Disney - Executive Pastor / Gallatin Campus Pastor 

Jimmy provides leadership to the staff and church ministries as well as serves as the Gallatin campus pastor. He will also serve on the GC teaching team. Jimmy and wife, Robin, have 2 children.He graduated from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Jimmy has pastored and served churches in many capacities.  Email Jimmy at jimmy@goGraceChurch.com.

To read Jimmy's full testimony, please click here.


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Barry Peters - Hendersonville Campus Pastor

Barry is the Hendersonville campus pastor. In addition, he provides leadership to the Grace Church ministries including families and children. He leads the people of GC to minister to the church and community. Barry and his wife, Laura, have 1 son. Barry graduated from Trinity Baptist College in 1999.  Barry’s ministry experience includes assisting his brother in planting Parkview Baptist Church in Palm Coast, Florida in 1997. He served at Parkview as student pastor until his calling to plant Grace Church.  Email Barry at barry@goGraceChurch.com.

To read Barry's full testimony, please click here


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Keith Pipes - Worship Pastor

Keith provides leadership to the Grace Church worship ministry. A native of Texas, Keith graduated from Howard Payne University in 1996. He met his wife, Carol, while the two were serving with World Changers student missions. He has led worship at churches in Texas, Georgia and now Tennessee. Email Keith at keith@goGraceChurch.com.

To read Keith's full testimony, please click here.




Ben Trueblood - Student Pastor

Ben provides leadership to the student ministry at Grace Church. He and his wife, Kristen, have three children. Ben also serves as the Director of Student Ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources and has been a student pastor since 2000. Ben has a Master's degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Email Ben at ben@goGraceChurch.com.

Ben's full testimony is coming soon.



Charles Anderson - Pastoral Care and Senior Adults Pastor

Charles has been the lead pastor of small churches for 40 years comprised of both full time and bivocational ministries.  The last 11+ years has been at Indian Hills Baptist Church in Gallatin. He is a 1974 graduate of Tennessee Temple Bible School with a Graduate of Theology Degree. Charles and his wife Mary have been married for 12 years and between them share 6 children and 11 grandchildren.  Email Charles at charles@goGraceChurch.com.

To read Charles' full testimony, please click here.