Jedidiah Coppenger absolutely loves the middle Tennessee area, having gone to Moore Elementary, Freedom Middle, and Franklin High. Jedidiah played basketball at North Greenville University, where he became a Christian. Although he grew up in a Christian home, he didn’t become a Christian until he was 20. He remembers very vividly the day that he repented of his sins and trusted Christ. Soon after this, he sensed a call to pastor. He’s served in a number of pastoral roles over the past 13 years, both in the United States and throughout the world. He has a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary and a Ph.D from Southeastern Seminary. He edited and contributed to Retreat or Risk: A Call for a Great Commission Resurgence and Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church, and the Nations. He is married to Melanie and they have three kids: Josiah (9), Susannah (7), and Judah (5)… Oh, and he LOVES mexican food!
Email: [email protected]
Visit www.jedcoppenger.com to hear more from Pastor Jedidiah.
Lemanuel (Manny) Williams
Director of Discipleship
Manny serves of Director of Discipleship for RCC. He loves connecting people to Jesus, the Church, & Jesus’ mission. Currently, he is a Hunt Scholar at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is finishing his M.Div. When he isn’t working, doing school work, or attending to the needs of the church, he spends his time reading, writing, attempting carpentry, being a music junkie, playing ball (football and basketball), watching NFL (New England Patriots fan) and the NBA (Boston Celtics fan), eating good food (Soul food and Italian are favorites), and enjoying good company and conversation.
Email: [email protected]
Director of Ministries
Josh serves as the Director of Ministries for RCC and also as the Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the President at the ERLC. He is pursuing a Th.M. in Public Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is married to McCaffity, and they have two children.
Kids City Director
Christian Walker received her Elementary Education degree from Southwest Baptist University and taught for seven years before staying home with her daughters. She and her husband Andrew love living in Franklin and investing in Redemption City.
Email Christian at [email protected]
Director of Worship
Taylor is a Texas native who loves Whataburger, people and storytelling. A graduate of Belmont University, he’s a staff songwriter at Centricity Publishing and the Managing Editor of CentricWorship. He’s a sponsored Metal Detectorist and will most likely be spending spring days metal detecting the fields of Franklin.
Email: [email protected]
Women’s Ministry Director
Ashley attended Murray State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English Education, and Trevecca Nazarene University, where she received her master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She taught high school at Brentwood for five years. She is married to Brandon, and they have Madison (7) and Blake (5). Since starting a family, Ashley has worked part-time in ministry roles including a locally-based nonprofit, Justice and Mercy International. She enjoys all things outdoors, as well as kickboxing, reading, and coffee, especially if any of those involve the company of family and friends.
Ashley loves connecting women to the Gospel and one another, and is excited to participate in what God is doing at Redemption City in a more strategic way.
Alex is originally from Southern California, she has grown to love living in Tennessee through her time studying at Belmont University and working as a young professional in our city. Alex has had a passion for Jesus ever since starting a saving relationship with Jesus when she was 10. She also loves all things music, travel, nature, coffee, and food. And she loves using her administrative skills to advance the kingdom through the local church. If you have any questions for her you can email her at [email protected].
Nathan has been a pastor for over 20 years, coming to Franklin after pastoring a Hispanic church in Texas. He formerly served as the president of the Venezuelan Baptist Convention and his family’s work for the Gospel in Venezuela is ongoing. He is married to his wife Karina and they have 2 daughters, Gabriela and Nathaly. He has a degree in Theology from Venezuela Baptist Seminary and is finishing his Th.M. in Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Maggie got her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, her masters of accounting from the University of Southern California, and is a licensed CPA (inactive). She is wife to Brad and mother to Alex, Hensley and Sam and dog June. She is a founding member of Redemption City Church and enjoys exercising, gardening and good music.
Our Student City Team is led by a group of committed individuals who love students and who love Jesus. They’re passionate about seeing students flourish in their relationship with Christ where God has uniquely placed them in their schools and communities.
For more information about our Student City team, email Cash Fields at [email protected].