The Donelson Fellowship


Tommy SwindolTommy.jpg

Lead Pastor

Family: My wife, Jessica and our two daughters, Anna Claire and Emily

Came on TDF Staff: January 1 of 2012 from Kirby Church in Flat Rock, MI

Favorite Thing About TDF: It's a church that isn't afraid to change the methods of reaching and discipling people while still maintaining the life-changing message of the Gospel.

In my free time, I like to: go rock climbing/camping, read, travel, run, and spend time with family and friends

Food I love the most: Twinkies...don't judge me.

Robert J. Morgan


Teaching Pastor

Robert John Morgan was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee in 1952. Converted to Christ in childhood and called to preach as a teenager, Rob attended King College in Bristol, TN. He holds degrees from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina- BS, Wheaton Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois - MA in Christian Education, and Luther Rice Seminary, Atlanta Georgia - Master of Divinity.Pastor Rob is a gifted writer with over 2-1/2 million books in circulation.  His website - - includes his books currently in print as well as free resources and his blog / journal.

Family: Wife, Katrina; Daugthers, Victoria Hannah and Grace; twelve Grandchildren

Came on TDF Staff in: 1980

Favorite Thing about TDF: The people. I especially enjoy all the visitors I'm privileged to meet.

In my free time I like to: travel, cook, have at-home dinner & movie dates with Katrina

Food I love the most: Popcorn, peanut butter crackers, and tartiflette.


Jeff.jpgJeff Nichols

Executive Pastor

Came on TDF Staff in: 1993 as Children’s Pastor from St. Louis, MO as Youth and Children’s Pastor

Favorite Thing about TDF: The people and their obvious love for God and each other

In my free time I like to: spend time with my family and play anything with a ball

Food I love the most: Banana Pudding, banana cake or anything with...bananas




Corey Hawkins

Worship Pastor

Came on TDF Staff in: 2005 from Greenville North Carolina

Favorite Thing about TDF: The talented people and their willingness to use those for the Lord.  It makes my job easier!

In my free time I like to: Hang out with my family, play golf, run half-marathons, and I’m the biggest N.C. State Wolfpack fan. Go State!!!!

Food I love the most: anything without vegetables.



Aaron.jpgAaron Pontious

Student Pastor

Family: Wife - Casey; Sons - Desmond, Lincoln, Beckham & Sullivan

Came on TDF Staff in: March of 2009 from Joelton, TN

Favorite Thing about TDF: I enjoy spending time with my students any chance I get. I love to see them on Sundays and Wednesdays, but even more so, I love to see them in their own element throughout the week (schools, sports teams, drama/choir clubs, etc.). I also enjoy getting to know my student’s families. It is great to know parents on a first name basis.

In my free time I like to: spend time with my family, play cards, exercise, mow my lawn, grill, have students over, read.

Food I love the most: strawberry pie


Steve1.jpgSteve Greenwood

Kids Pastor

Family: Wife, Katie; Daugthers, Abby, Ally and Andie

Came on TDF Staff in: 2005

Favorite Thing about TDF: the people and they way everyone rallies around others in victories and in hard times

In my free time I like to: hang out with the family, watch movies (my fave is Saving Private Ryan) and play sports

Food I love the most: the edible kind



Halston HodgesHalston1.jpg

College Pastor

Family: Four siblings - all with names that start with "H" and all two years apart  

Came on TDF Staff in: October, 2013 from Wake Forest, NC. Originally from Taylor, MI

Favorite Thing about TDF: it is such a unified body of believers that is truly dedicated to the growth of its members and expansion of the gospel

In my free time I like to: play or watch any sport, read, be outdoors, watch Netflix, chill with friends

Food I love the most: whatever you make


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Sr. Adults Pastor

Family: married to Carol for 36 years; two sons, Hugh (& Crystal) in Whites Creek, TN & Seth (& Eleni) in Waco, TX. Three grandchildren: Allison (11), Katherine (9) & Wilson (3).

Came on TDF Staff in: June of 2014

Favorite Thing about TDF: TDF people take delight in loving God, & that joy spills over into loving each other & loving neighbors.

In my free time I like to: read (mostly history, mystery, cartography & theology), travel, golf, baseball, good food, love on my family (not in that order!).

Food I love the most: My mom's chicken & dumplins, my wife's grandmother's chicken pie (neither of which are available on this earth anymore), so Carol's are the next best thing!


Jackee Sisk


Facilities Manager

Family: happily single!! A big ol' family, including Mother, 7 married siblings, 14 married nieces and nephews, 20 great-nieces and nephews.

Came on TDF Staff in: 2014, briefly served as interim facilities manager. Happily serving as a member of TDF since February 2002.

Favorite Thing about TDF: the selfless servants, otherwise known as my Nashville family. Always reaching out to others wherever there is a need.

In my free time I like to: spend time with my friends. Visiting anywhere the snow falls. Camping, skiing, softball, fire pit parties, building things.

Food I love the most: "Co-Cola" isn't food, but it is a staple in my diet . . . and anything BUT casseroles.


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Financial Manager

Came on TDF Staff in: May 2001 from: varied secretarial positions in my home country of Australia

Favorite Thing about TDF: Getting to know the people behind the names I list in the database!

In my free time I like to: Potter around at home and spend time in the yard. I also like to travel and visit new places.

Food I love the most: vegemite! (just kidding – it is good stuff, though!) I enjoy Chinese food



Sherry.jpgSherry Anderson

Executive Assistant

Family: Michael (married in 1977); Katie (Matt, Warren & Hudson) Markins; Krista (Miles & Simon) Albright; and Tucker, our Westie.

Came on TDF Staff in: January, 1996.

Favorite Thing about TDF: Rob’s pulpit ministry is what drew us here & is still probably my favorite aspect of our church. I love the diversity of our people and the accepting atmosphere of our body of Believers. I also love that we are challenged to step out of our comfort zone to find the purpose God created us for.

In my free time I like to: Bake, cook, garden, do needlework, rehab old furniture with chalk paint, ride my bicycle and spend time with my family. I’m a homebody at heart, and enjoy just “being at home” doing whatever.

Food I love the most: I can’t name one. The list is endless. I’ll try anything (probably) once, and probably like almost anything. Spicy foods are a fave (Texas influence!), but I also love baked goods. Cooking is a stress reliever for me and my love language, and I love trying new recipes and experimenting, so eating is an adventure for our family.





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