Our Mission & Vision

At the Kingwood Church, we are a family of forgiven sinners, united in our love for Jesus and others. Our mission is to care, share, prepare and declare.
We will CARE for one another with love by identifying and meeting needs that we have as individuals living in a fallen world. We will SHARE the incredible saving Gospel of Jesus, the grace and forgiveness it brings, and the joy of salvation we live each day! We will PREPARE for service and devotion to our Lord as we equip one another to live faithfully as disciples of Jesus! We will DECLARE our adoration and praise of our Creator and Redeemer through our worship as the family of Christ.
For more about us, please click on any of the links below or feel free to call us at 615-893-8618.

Service Times | What to Expect | Our Beliefs | Our Staff | Our Shepherds


Service Times


Worship: 9:00a.m.
Coffee and Fellowship: 10:15a.m.
Bible Study: 10:30a.m.
Evening Assembly: 5:00p.m. (Building)
Life Links – Various Times and Locations


Ladies Bible Class: 10:00a.m.
Men’s Bible Class: 10:00a.m.


Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.
We offer classes for all ages!

Our Shepherds


DOUG HUTCHINS is a father of four daughters and retired from Whirlpool. He and Brenda have been part of the Kingwood family for about thirty-five years.

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RICHARD LYLES and Kayan have two daughters, and have been at Kingwood for over ten years. Richard works as an engineer for Nissan Corporation.


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DAVID PECK and Mindy became members at Kingwood in 1991. They have five children, and David is a technician for Siemens Corporation.




BOB SCHAFFER is retired from the office supply business. He and Myrtle have two children, and have been members at Kingwood since 1977.


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MARK WRYE and Debbie have two sons. Mark, a technician for Middle Tennessee Electric, has been a member of Kingwood since 1984.
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JEFF SMITH and Vickie are the parents of two daughters and one son. Jeff works with NHC and has been at Kingwood since 1996.
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ALAN WELKER and Susan have a son and daughter. Alan is the owner of Alan Welker Painting and has been at Kingwood since1979.

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Our Staff

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Jeff Brown — Minister of Preaching and Teaching

Jeff Brown began serving as the preaching minister at Kingwood on Sunday, November 1, 2015. Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Susie and they are the parents of T.J. and Chelsea. Jeff and Susie were born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. Their first full time ministry began in 1993 in Fort Myers, Florida where Jeff served as the Youth and Family Minister for the Gulf Coast Church of Christ. In 1998, they moved back to Chattanooga after Jeff accepted a position with the Tiftonia Church of Christ. He served as the preaching minister from 1998 – 2009. Following that ministry, the Browns moved to Kingston, TN in March 2009 where Jeff served as the preaching minister until late October 2015. Jeff is a graduate of Amridge University in Montgomery, Alabama where he obtained a  Bachelor of Science in Ministry and Bible.
Email Jeff – jbrown@kingwoodcoc.org
VAUGHN, DAVID; (Staff)100David Vaughn — Minister of Outreach and Involvement

A native of Murfreesboro, David graduated from Harding University with a B.A. in Youth Ministry and from Abilene Christian University with an M.S. in Biblical and Related Studies. He worked at the Antioch Church of Christ in Nashville, TN for 23 years before joining the staff at Kingwood in March 2014 to work with Outreach and Families/Children. He has been married to Katy since 1995 and they have 2 sons – Nate and Josh.

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Brett VanZant – Minister to Students
Brett began working with us on April 16, 2017. He is originally from Memphis, TN and graduated from Harding University with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry in December 2011. Brett has worked for Hampton Church of Christ in Texarkana, TX and for the Westwood Church of Christ in McMinnville, TN. He loves ministering to students and being able to invest in their lives daily.
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HONEY, NEIL; (Staff)87Neil Honey – Minister to Children, College, and Young Adults
Neil joins the Kingwood staff in March 2016 in a dual ministry role. Neil is a graduate of MTSU and received his Masters degree from Lipscomb University. Neil has spent time in youth ministry in Kingston, TN as well as Smyrna, TN and was an outreach minister for the WellHouse in Nashville. Neil is married to Julie and the father of Rylee Kay. His primary responsibilities include working with our Children, College, and Young Adults
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Amy Nelson – Coordinator of Pre-School and Curriculum
Amy has been involved with Kingwood since 2002, when she became a teacher in the King’s Kids program. Amy is married to David, and they have two teens, Benjamin and Hannah. She and her family have been members at Kingwood since July 2013, and in 2014 Amy became the full-time Children’s Curriculum Coordinator. In March 2016, she assumed the role of Children’s Associate with primary responsibilities in the pre-school.

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Kelley Fox – Administrative Assistant

Kelley and her family became members at Kingwood in 2003. She joined the church office staff in 2009 as an Administrative Assistant. Kelley is married to Jim and they have three children, Anna, Landon, and Shelby.
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Norman Kennedy – Facilities and Technology 

Norman is a retired Navy CPO, and manages the care and use of our facilities and also manages our technology and audio visual. He has been on the Kingwood staff since 1999. Norman is married to Pam and is the Father of two.


Core Beliefs

God the Father: We believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe and the Giver of Life. God is an all- powerful, all-knowing, and ever present spiritual being. He is truthful, faithful, loving, good, patient, just, merciful, holy, and righteous. As Ruler of the Universe, God reigns supreme over nature, history, and human life. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Hebrews 11: 3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Acts 17:24-28)


Jesus the Son: We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God and co-equal with the Father. Though Jesus lived an uncorrupted human life on earth, his own people murdered him on a cross. After three days, Jesus came back to life, demonstrating his power over sin and death. He later returned to heaven with the Father, and now reigns in heaven, interceding for us until he comes again. He is the only way to the Father. (John 1:1-3; 14, 18, Acts 2:23-24, 36; 1 Timothy 2:5; John 14:6)


The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the presence of God in the lives of believers. God has given us the Holy Spirit as a comforter, guide, teacher, and guarantee of our eternal hope. The Holy Spirit recreates men and women, empowering us to live the new life to which we have been called. His work in us produces lives characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Through His Spirit, God grants gifts and abilities to believers for the strengthening of the church. (John 14:16-17; Romans 8:9-14; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4:11-13)


The Bible: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is entirely true. Scripture is useful for teaching, preaching and training in faith. God’s Word is the norm and standard for all subsequent Christian teaching. (2 Peter 1:20-21; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)


Humanity: We believe men and women are created in the image of God and are completely dependent upon Him. The primary purpose of humanity is to glorify God and to enjoy a relationship with Him. Unfortunately, all men and women rebel against God’s standards and deserve the separation from Him that sin brings. Reconciliation with God is only available by His grace for salvation and new life. (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 23; Mark 12:29-30; Romans 3:23-24)


Sin and Salvation: We believe that all people are created in the image of God and have tremendous potential for good, but we are all marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. As a result of our sin, we have a shattered and broken relationship with God that can only be made whole through Jesus Christ. Salvation is God’s free gift (grace) to us but we must accept it by acknowledging Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (confessing); turning from our sinful life-style (repentance); being immersed in water (baptism); and trusting in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. (Romans 5:1; 3:23; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Acts 2:38)


The Church: We believe that the Christian church is the community of God’s people. Jesus is the head of the body, the universal church, which is united by its common faith in Him. The church participates in the worship of God, the fellowship and training of believers, and the spread of God’s love in the world. The ministry of Jesus continues in the church as people love and help those separated from God and others. (Matthew 16:16-18; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-20; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Acts 2:42-47)

Baptism: We are commanded in the Bible to be baptized by immersion in order to receive forgiveness of our sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:37-39). Baptism is done out of obedience to Jesus Christ and is a part of our salvation process. Baptism illustrates how God cleanses us of our sins as well as how He raises us to new life in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Galatians 3:26-27; Acts 8:26-40; 9:17-19; 10:47-48; 16:15; 16:29-33)

Communion: We believe in the declaration of forgiveness established by Jesus through communion. Communion is recognized in the church as a reminder of his death for us. Each participant may know of the forgiveness offered to him or her through the body and blood of Christ. We celebrate communion every Sunday when we gather, as the early church did. (Matthew 26:26-28; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:42-47, 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

Singing: We sing without instrumental music in our worship services. We find it to be quite meaningful when everyone is asked to participate in the singing. (1 Corinthians 14:15; Ephesians 5:18, 19; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 2:12)
Spiritual Gifts: Every disciple of Jesus Christ has been given specific gifts and talents by the Holy Spirit to advance the kingdom of God. These gifts and talents are to be diligently developed and used at home, church, and in society. (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:11-13)
Equality: Jesus Christ came to restore not only our relationship with God-but also to bring unity and dignity to men and women of all races, ages, and classes. All persons are made in the image of God, and every disciple of Jesus Christ is to reflect that image in the home and in society. (Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; John 17:20-26; Acts 10:9-23; Colossians 3:11-14)
Eternity: We are created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through the forgiveness and salvation of Jesus Christ. To be eternally separated from God is called Hell. To be eternally in union with God is called heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of our life. (John 3:16; 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 21:27; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; Matthew 25:41)
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Worship Assembly
There are five components of our worship assembly:


Communion: On every Sunday we assemble to observe the Lord’s Supper, a memorial established by Jesus Himself to commemorate His death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)


Prayer: We offer prayers of supplication and thanksgiving (1 Timothy 2:1-8; Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)


Singing: We praise God and edify one another through a cappella (non-instrumental) singing (Colossians 3:16). We sing to praise God and to exhort and encourage one another. (Ephesians 5:19)


Preaching and Teaching: Accurate and relevant Bible teaching is an important element of our assemblies. We believe that we should have Scriptural authority for everything that we do as Christians and as a church. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and it is all that we use to determine our practices and beliefs. (Titus 2:1-2; 2 Timothy 4:2-5)


Giving: In our Sunday assembly, our members give as they have been prospered in order to meet the needs of the Lord’s church in teaching and benevolence. This opportunity is a right and responsibility of our members and not a solicitation to our visitors. Our guests are neither asked nor expected to participate. (I Corinthians 16:1-2; II Corinthians 9:7)


We offer Bible Classes for all ages – from infant through adult – on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. All of these classes are Bible based and their purpose is to help individuals gain a better knowledge of the Bible and its practical application to one’s life.