Staff

  • Jim Olive Minister

    Jim and Beth Olive met at Lipscomb University and married at Jackson Park on August 23, 1968. They have worked with the Jackson Park Church since June 1, 1971. They have one daughter and son-in law, Beth Ann and Jason Stockton and two grandchildren: Hunter and Isabella Stockton. Jim and Beth celebrated their 40th year of service at Jackson Park in 2011. They continue to be very involved in one of their favorite ministries, Room-in-the-Inn and enjoy eating out with their neighbors, the Pickards. 

    Favorite Scripture: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen.” Eph 3:20-21  

    "This is a favorite scripture because it reminds us constantly that we have available to us a power that is greater than anything we could ask or think about. God is present with us and through His Spirit empowers us to be used by Him to His glory."

  • Heath Pickard Minister

    Heath and his wife, LouEllen, married in August of 2010. They live right next door to the Olives. Heath grew up in Dickson county but has lived in Nashville for nearly 15 years now, and LouEllen has lived in Nashville all of her life. Heath has served on the ministry team here at Jackson Park since 2005 working, primarily, with young families as well as preaching. Heath and LouEllen are the proud parents of two daughters, Etta born in 2015 and Willa, born in 2018. He loves to spend time with LouEllen and their daughters, Heath also enjoys hunting and fishing.

    Favorite Scripture: "Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4   

    “I like this verse because it speaks specifically to the identity and purpose of the individual that understands why they were created to live life on this earth. When we truly delight in God, our heart’s desires are fulfilled because our needs and wants have become the needs and wants of our Father in heaven.”     

  • Robbie Mackenzie Youth Minister

    Robbie was born in Canada but grew up in Marietta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. He received an undergraduate degree  from Freed-Hardeman University where Robbie met his wife, Heather, and were married in 2003. While Heather finished up her undergrad Robbie did some graduate work and also worked briefly at a children's home. In 2004 he began work as the Youth Minister for the Main Street Church of Christ in Springfield, TN and ministered there until 2014. Then from 2015-2017 he worked as the Youth and Family Minister for the Clarksville Highway Church of Christ in Joelton, TN. Robbie currently works full-time as an Agent for Farm Bureau Insurance in Spring Hill, TN. Robbie and Heather have four beautiful children: Kaleb, Amelia, Madelyn and Samuel. Robbie cheers (more like suffers) for the Tennessee Volunteers, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons although he has followed the Titans more as of late.

    Favorite Scripture: When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul." Psalm 94:17 

    "This verse came to me at a particularly difficult season and whenever I find my thoughts anxiously slipping, this verse reminds me of God's presence and care of my soul."

  • Hope Welch Administrative Assistant

    Hope and her husband, Allan, were married in 1985 and currently live in White House, Tennessee. Both Hope and Allan grew up in the Inglewood area. They are blessed to have a family that continues to grow. Lindsay & Kurt Hodges, their oldest daughter and son-in-law, have two children, Cecilia, born in November, 2011, and Patrick, born in September 2014. Brittney, their youngest daughter, and her husband Jared, live and work in Cookeville, TN where they both graduated from Tennessee Tech University. Hope graduated from Austin Peay State University in May 2018 with her Bachelor's of Social Work. Hope has been the "secretary" at Jackson Park since 1996 and feels extremely blessed to be a part of this family. 

    Favorite Scripture: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5 & 6

    "This is one of my favorite scriptures because so many times I have been directed to these verses when in the midst of making a big decision. When situations don't make sense to me, I can rely on God and not lean on my own understanding, and every time I do this, He is faithful."