Celebrating the Launch of Redeeming Grace Church, Nashville

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Last night was a wonderful evening, marking the first official public meeting of Redeeming Grace Church, Nashville!

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Honoring the Faithfulness of God

God has been so kind to us. A year ago this fall, my family and I relocated to Franklin, TN with the desire to help Dave Odom plant a gospel-centered church in the greater Nashville area. The Lord provided an incredible job for me, and I’ve been working with the Provisions Group in downtown Franklin for a year.

In many ways, this church plant is something that my wife and I have committed to the Lord in prayer for over 15 years. So, last night was a very special night for us. A year ago, I would have never dreamed we would have 103 people attend our first meeting, but God has been very gracious to us.

IMG_8388Dave Odom, the lead pastor, is a gift from God to us and an answer to prayer. It was such a joy to hear him preach on the person and work of Jesus as we launched Redeeming Grace Church. For the first few months, Dave is going to continue to preach on the person and work of Christ. May our focus always be on Jesus!

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Standing next to my long-time, close friend Howard Varnedoe and worshipping the Lord together on this plant is simply a dream-come-true for me and my family (and another answer to my prayers). I continually thank God for my rich friendship with Howard and his Christ-saturated influence on my life.

Our good friend, Seth Rosen, led us in worship and we sang about the faithfulness of God. (Seth is a very gifted song writer and worship leader, and the acoustics in this small venue are really incredible; it was so wonderful to sing together in praise to our faithful God!)

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Together on Mission

“As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight” (Psalm 16:3)

I love these people, and I love our mission together:

We exist to exalt, enjoy, and extend the grace of God in Christ.

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May Jesus Christ be exalted through Redeeming Grace Church, and may many sinners come to find refuge in the Savior as they walk through our doors!

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If you are in the Franklin / South Nashville area, we would love for you to join us. We are currently meeting on Saturday evenings at 6pm at Hillview Baptist Church (1642 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064).

For more information, you can visit our new website at www.rgcnashville.com.

I’ll leave you with a link to a short video clip (1:51 sec) from the evening for you to enjoy:

RGC Nashville 1st Meeting. 10.12.13

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I'm a husband, father of four, healthcare IT recruiter, pastor and writer. I live in the greater Nashville, TN area where I serve as an elder with Redeeming Grace Church (www.rgcnashville.com).

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