Shepherds

  • Terry Bumpus

    Terry grew up in Inglewood just a few blocks from the Jackson Park Church building. He attended neighborhood schools and graduated from Isaac Litton HS. While he didn't attend Jackson Park until he was baptized in 1973, there were many Jackson Park members that were influential in his childhood and teen years. He met his wife, Linda, while they were both attending what is now the University of Memphis School of Law and they were married in 1980. They have 3 daughters: Elizabeth (husband, James Parnell and son, Andrew), Caroline and Meggie. Terry and his family are involved with the City of Children orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico, and the congregation that meets in Maneadero. He has served as an elder since 2005. "  


    Favorite Scripture - John 15:12 | "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." 

    I like it because it reminds me of the great sacrificial love Jesus had for each one of us and at the same time sets the bar very high for how we are to treat each other.

  • Granville Gibson

    After delivering the mail for 31 years, Granville retired from the postal service in 1992.  Shortly after retiring, he went to work part time at Gospel Advocate for 15 years and now serves as part time Outreach/Benevolent Minister at Jackson Park.  He was baptized in 1955 at the Chapel Avenue congregation where he met and later married Cliffordene Lunn in 1959.  They started attending Jackson Park in 1975 where Granville has served as an elder since 1987.  Cliffordene started teaching Bible classes at Chapel Avenue when she was a senior in high school.  At Jackson Park, she spent several years teaching 4th - 6th grade girls on Wednesday night and is now involved with teaching ladies on Wednesday night.  In addition, she is in charge of the Bible correspondence program.  They have two sons:  Barry, who lives in Nashville, recently retired and is now working part time with the Crieve Hall congregation.  Jeff and his wife, Jennifer, live in Jacksonville, FL with their two children, Jessica and Joseph.  They attend the San Jose congregation where he serves as a deacon.


    Favorite Scripture - Romans 12:9-21 | It teaches about relationships and how they should be.  Verse nine says  "love must be sincere" and then the following verses gives us examples of how to love sincerely.

  • Tom Herrod

    Tom grew up at Jackson Park and was baptized here by Joe Sanders when I was 13 years old. I graduated from Isaac Litton HS and Vanderbilt University and began my professional career at DuPont - Old Hickory in 1973. Donna and I married in 1977 and raised our children - Lindsay, Adam, and Krista - at this congregation. I was blessed to have baptized each of them and have watched them grow and mature into wonderful Christian adults. It's been a distinct privilege for me to have been a part of such a great congregation for more than a half century and to have served as an elder in the Lord's church for over a decade. 


    Favorite Scripture - Genesis 1:1 | "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" 

    Why? The simplicity, brevity, and beauty of that one verse in explaining "from whence we came and whose we are."

  • Randy Hatchett

    Randy was born in Decatur, AL, and moved to the Atlanta area as a teenager. He graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian School in 1973. He received a B.S. in Social Work from Freed-Hardeman University, where he met his wife, Sherry. They married in 1977. The Hatchetts moved to the Nashville area in 1983 and began attending Jackson Park in 1986. Randy became an elder in the year 2000 and currently serves as songleader. Randy and Sherry have two sons, Rob, who is married to Rachel and lives in Chattanooga, and Stephen, who passed away in 2011. Randy is currently employed at Star Transportation, Inc. as the Director of Information Technology. Randy enjoys music, golf and sports in general.


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  • Scott Trew

    Kenneth “Scott” Trew started attending Jackson Park in 1974 when he began dating his future bride, Joanie Miller. He and Joanie met at Goodpasture and later married April 30, 1976. Scott was baptized in 1977. He and Joanie are the proud parents to Heather Adkins and Melissa Creel, and the proud grandparents to Avery Adkins, Cameron and Brenna Creel. Scott has served as a shepherd at Jackson Park since 1998 and is the owner of Urethane Specialties. He is an avid Vanderbilt fan and is a terrible golfer.


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