The Donelson Fellowship


thumb.jpgRobert J. Morgan

Senior 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.jpgCorey Hawkins

Music & Fine Arts 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.


Tommy.jpgTommy Swindol

Discipleship 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.


Aaron.jpgAaron Pontious

Youth Pastor

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

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

Children's 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


Garnett ReidGarnett.JPG

Sr. Adult 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 and Daddy, 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.

Sherry.jpgSherry Anderson

Executive Assistant

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 also love the diversity of our people and the accepting atmosphere of our body of Believers. And the genuine Christian love that flows out of our church.

In my free time I like to: Bake, cook, garden, do needlework, rehab old furniture with chalk paint 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 I love trying new recipes and experimenting, so eating is an adventure for our family, which our sons-in-law are adapting to.


Debbie.jpgDebbie Warner

Administrative Assistant

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


Crystal HooperCrystal.jpg

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Family: Husband, John; Son, Christopher; Daughter, Rebecca.

Came on TDF Staff in: Late October, 2013. Moved to TN from New England in 2001 and have been attending TDF ever since.

Favorite Thing about TDF: Being part of a church family who desire to reach the lost, near and far, for Christ as well as disciple and encourage believers to go deeper in their relationship with the Lord.

In my free time I like to: Hang out and play games with family and friends, take pictures, walk/hike & read.

Food I love the most: Maine lobster, of course!

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