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Stephen Morrison

Senior Pastor

About our Pastor:

Pastor Stephen has been serving as the lead pastor since 2017.  He loves Jesus, his family, and the Church. He enjoys baseball, playing board games, and experiencing food. Pastor Stephen studied at MidAmerica Nazarene University, graduating in 2008 with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. He served as a youth pastor for 12 years prior to moving to Cookeville. 

our pastors:

Jenny Little
Pastor to children and their families

About our Children's Pastor:
Pastor Jenny serves our children and their families. Jenny has a love for kiddos and providing space for them to learn about Jesus. She enjoys crafting and being creative. (Like making slime). Pastor Jenny graduated from Anderson University. After serving in multiple roles, she brings a variety of experience to our staff since arriving in Cookeville in 2023. 

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Amanda Hancher

Pastor to teens and their families


About our Youth Pastor:

Amanda Hancher serves as our Youth pastor and our Worship Leader. She enjoys gummy worms and arts and crafts. She loves Jesus and sharing with others how he forever changed her life. Pastor Amanda has an degree in Education but has since returned to school following her call to ministry. She was awarded her District Minister's License in 2024. 

Ryan McDermott

Associate Pastor

About our Youth Pastor:

Pastor Ryan serves as our executive pastor, and also loves supporting college and young adults in their faith. He  recently married and enjoys traveling and all things sports.Go Vols! Pastor Ryan received a BA in Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2013, and also serves as the USA/Canada Southeast Field Youth Coordinator. 

Drew Reaume

Associate Minister

About our minister:

Drew is from Windsor, Ontario Canada and moved to Cookeville in 2020. Drew has a degree in marketing from St. Clair College. Drew has returned to school to follow a call from God on his life to be a pastor and has been approved and granted his Local Minister's License. 


We aren’t a perfect church…there’s no such thing. But we are a group of people simply seeking to live out the love and freedom that Christ offers in order that all people can be found by the grace of God, filled by the power of the Holy Spirit, and freed to love like Christ. At CNC, our staff works as a team to see this happen. We are volunteer-driven, staff-lead, and board-approved.

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