Originally from north Mississippi, Tony has always had a passion for ministry and connecting Christ with community. His love for people and the Lord’s Body has kept him in ministry for over 20 years. He has worked with the Hamilton Church of Christ and most recently with Riverchase Church of Christ in Birmingham, Alabama. Tony has a Civil Engineering degree from Mississippi State University and a Physical Science Degree from Freed-Hardeman University. The first ten years of his career were spent in manufacturing as a Robotic Welding Engineer. Tony met the love of his life, Jana, at Freed-Hardeman University. They have two children, Lauren and Megan. He loves playing and coaching volleyball, especially with his family. His family loves to travel to any place with a beach. They especially love taking cruises to the Caribbean.
Les (Leslie) Chapman is originally from Ripley, Mississippi. He graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a B.A. in Bible in 1981 and from Harding School of Theology with a M.Div. in New Testament in 1986. He is married to the former June Williams, also of Ripley, and they have two sons—Robert (Amy) and Kyle (Andrea), who are both married and who are the fathers of Les’ and June’s two grandsons, Grant and Luke.
Les served as the Associate/Youth Minister for the Covington Church of Christ in Covington, Tennessee, from 1982-1990 and as the Minister for the Northside Church of Christ in Nashville from 1990-2018.
Les began his work with the Hendersonville Church of Christ in May of 2018. Les and June enjoy the mountains and the beach as well as visiting historical cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Les’ passion is introducing people to the love of Jesus Christ through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word and challenging God’s people to demonstrate their faith to the world through love for each other and unity in Christ.
Dr. Rodney Cloud is from Huntsville, Alabama, and in 1962 married Juanita Johnson of Eagleville, Tennessee. With degrees from Lipscomb University, Harding Graduate School of Religion, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and Hebrew Union College, Rodney has spent his years in service to God with work at several area churches and universities. He currently serves as Prison Minister at Hendersonville and Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies at Amridge University.
Brian’s work is about imagination and creativity. He has developed, designed, implemented and executed communication and technology strategies within non-profits for over 20 years. His expertise lies in comprehensive design, communication and technical knowledge as well as organizational strategies.
In his spare time, Brian travels, plays board games, watches baseball (Braves and Tigers) and spends time in the woods. But he’s most content spending his evenings at home with his colorful wife, Kristi, and courageous boys, Noah and Elijah.
Growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, Shelby has always loved student ministry, actively participating in his youth group at West End Church of Christ, and now having served almost ten years in full time student ministry, including three and a half years at Westwood in McMinnville, and Twickenham in Huntsville. Shelby married his wife, Jessi, in 2008. They are parents to three sweet (and rowdy) children, including two girls, Ezra Kate and Eli Reese, and one boy, Knox. He enjoys and puts up with the Tennessee Volunteers and Detroit Tigers. He loves to fish and play golf, as well as dabble in just about any other competitive sport, but his favorite moments are the ones he gets to spend with his family on their many adventures. Despite his brokenness, Shelby strives to show students the love of Jesus and give them the opportunity to grow deeper into a relationship with the Lord.
MacKenzie has always been obsessed with stories. She was first interested in creating them as a child by acting out scenes with her Disney plastic figures. Her love for storytelling grew exponentially when she began to participate in community theatre with her whole family. When she was 15-years-old, God called her to be a storyteller for Him through youth ministry.
Like in most Biblical stories, it took her a long time to accept the calling (five years to be exact), but she did and graduated from Lipscomb University in May 2018 with a B.A. in Theology and Ministry and a minor in Theatre. Telling God’s story through youth ministry is in her blood. Her father, Mike Lewis, was a youth minister for over 20 years, and her mother, Karen Lewis, has been an English/Speech and Theatre middle school teacher for 20 years. To sum it up, MacKenzie is beyond thrilled to share God’s story at Hendersonville Church of Christ.
Working in and around churches has been a part of Blake’s life since birth. He was raised in Wetumpka, Alabama. The son of a preacher, Blake began leading singing in his local church and at gospel meetings with his father at an early age. He came to Nashville to attend Lipscomb University where he met Angela, his wife of 27 years. They are blessed with four wonderful children…John Blake, Grant, Hudson, and Halle. Blake has had a 25-year business career while also leading worship at several Nashville congregations including West End Church of Christ, Hillsboro Church of Christ and almost 15 years at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ.
He recently completed his Master of Business Administration degree and is excited to be using his worship and business experience in this ministry role at Hendersonville. He is an avid fan of the Crimson Tide, enjoys spending time away with his family and loves to sing and perform with his children.
Seeking to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, love his neighbors, and work for the reconciliation of the world, Jon Micah is the husband to Jenn and dad to four amazing children, Christine, Lara, Jack, and Luke. He claims Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as home and is transitioning into his 19th year of full-time ministry. He’s an avid Houston Astro’s fan, occasional action chef, loves camping and spending weekends with his wife in Chattanooga. Jon Micah serves as the Discipleship Minister at Hendersonville. He received his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University and his Master of Divinity from Lipscomb University.
Brian Sheppard, M.S., LPC, NCC
Brian and Amy married in 1979 and have two children and four grandchildren. Brian is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor specializing in marriage and family issues. He holds degrees from Ohio Valley University, Saint Leo University and The University of Memphis. Brian has practiced for the past 15 years at Hendersonville Church of Christ and part-time the past four years at the Babb Center.
Brian is a native of West Virginia and loves the outdoors. For the past several years has made annual trips fishing for walleye and smallmouth in Ontario, Canada. He recently returned to full time practice at our Family Counseling Center. The center offers free counseling to those attending the Hendersonville and a sliding fee scale for members of our community.
Stan Wilson is a Nashville native. He graduated from David Lipscomb High School in 1991 and followed up at Lipscomb University with a B.A. in Computer Information Systems in 1993. He is married to Cheryl (McLevain) of Mount Juliet and now calls her family’s retired farm home. Stan and Cheryl met at David Lipscomb High School, and they married in 1992 at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ.
Stan has a non-conventional path to ministry work. He is the son and grandson of pulpit ministers. However, his entrepreneurial drive has taken him from holding executive positions in global firms to 180 mph around Daytona Speedway as a race car driver.
Kingdom opportunities have always presented themselves along Stan’s journey. He served on the board of Road Race Ministries while racing sports cars, was the Chaplin on Harley-Davidson retreat rides for area dealerships and taught Bible classes and was a camp counselor for several years at Western Kentucky Youth Camp. He preached and taught on a regular basis in former positions with Nashville area congregations.
Stan returned to Hazelip’s School of Theology at Lipscomb in 2016. He completed his Masters of Divinity in the Spring of 2019.