Grace Community Church is a congregation served by a plurality of elders and a church staff. The elders serve Grace by providing vision, structure and spiritual leadership for the church. The church staff serves Grace by overseeing the ministries of the church.


Scott Patty

Scott is the founding pastor of Grace Community Church. Before he began Grace in 1993, he served as a youth pastor for ten years. He was raised in Nashville and came to faith in Christ as a high school student. He graduated from Belmont University in 1985 and Midwestern Baptist...


Jason Miller

Jason joined Grace in January of 2007. He graduated from Union University in 2000, and is continuing to work on a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jason met his wife Sally while teaching children with Life Action Ministries in 1995. They were married in August...


Josh Hussung

Josh came to Grace in May of 2009. He graduated from Union University in 2005, and holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh and his wife, Laura, have been married since 2005 and have three children, Isaac, Eliana and Asa. Josh seeks to equip students...


Justin Tucker

Justin joined the staff at Grace in October of 2011. In the past, he has served with various non-profit organizations in cross-cultural settings and traveled to several countries sharing the gospel and partnering with long-term missionaries. He earned his Master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the Spring of...


Elaine Atchison

Elaine joined the staff in July of 2015 after being a member of Grace since its first year. After graduating from Baylor University (B.S.) and University of Houston (M.A.), she worked as a speech-language pathologist for many years and as a speaker, writer and editor for several ministries including Higher...


Bill Bryan

Bill has been a member of Grace since 1994 and became responsible for the church’s bookkeeping in 2004 on a part-time basis. He joined the staff of Grace full time in December 2008 after 20 years of experience with accounting and administration in the banking industry and with the State...


Nanette Ryan

Nanette began attending Grace Community Church in the fall of 2000 and joined in 2001. She joined the staff at Grace Community Church in April 2009, after working as Director of Administration for a financial services company. She has a son, Daniel, who attends the University of Tennessee in Knoxville....


Sondra Lantzer

Sondra began attending Grace Community Church after moving to middle Tennessee in 2009. She has served with Christian organizations both stateside and overseas since 1994, including the Russian Language Institute at Columbia International University in SC. She joined the church staff in March 2010 and is happy to now call...


Annie Carter

Annie joined the staff at Grace Community Church in May of 2015 after spending two years as the Camp Director at a Nashville family museum. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and continues to write for the Nazarene Publishing House. Her administrative work has included non-profit institutions in...


Church Elders

Back row: Bryan Jacobs, Marshall Albritton, Ben Shive, Michael Kelley, John Kramp, Jeff Langdon, Matthew Ladisa Front row: Scott Patty, Dave Wills, Aaron Mitchell, Bill Maynard, Bill Kersey, Joel Anderson