The Pastors of Grace
|Dr. Alan Lee Herd, Sr.
Alan received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 16 years old and was baptized at First Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet. He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in 1991 and has served as our Senior Pastor since 2000.Our Pastor and His Family
Before being called to Grace Baptist, he served the Lord as Associate Pastor of Students & Education at Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN (1996-2000); as Associate Pastor of Students at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon, TN, (1994-1996) and was Area Director of the Middle Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes (1987-1994).
He graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University where he played basketball and baseball. He received his TN Teaching Certification from M. T. S. U. He earned his Masters and Doctorate degree from the Master's International School Of Divinity. He is in the process of completing a Fellowship in Expository Preaching from the Olford Ministries International.
Alan is thankful and excited about being back home where he is serving the Lord and the community where he was raised. He and his wife Lisa have been married for thirty-one years and have four children: Alan, John, Anna Grace, and Jacob.
As Pastor of Family Ministries and Discipleship, Jim oversees many aspects of family life within the body of Grace. He directs the Deacon ministry, teaches the Men's study on Sunday mornings and is involved in church wide teaching ministry each Wednesday. Jim and his wife Renee have three boys, Kevin, Caleb and Garret.
As Pastor of Children Ministries, Doug oversees the exciting ministry to children up through 6th grade at Grace. He directs the Awana Ministry, Vacation Bible School ministry and other teaching ministries for the children. Doug teaches a Sunday Adult Couples class and is involved in teaching on Wednesday evening's. He and his wife, Angie, have two sons, Justus and Landon.