April 30 2014

Crow’s Corner (May 2014)

Student Minister Interim

Welcome, Tim Wildsmith! We are so very thankful for you!

Tim and Becca are no strangers to us—Tim was a member of our church several years ago before the Lord sent him on other ministry opportunities, especially within worship and praise. He has several years’ experience in ministry. He and Becca are Belmont graduates, residents of Nashville, and have a great spirit of faith in Christ! They have been married two years, and Becca is employed as a graphic artist in the music industry. They both are very creative people.

Reach Tim at or 615.664.6051. He is working 20 – 30 hours/week with increased time this summer as Interim Student Minister. He will go to Youth Choir Mission Tour and Summer Camp. His primary responsibilities will be to oversee our Student Ministry; supervise student interns; relate to students, parents, and adult leaders through our and Sunday morning Bible
study, The Fellowship on Broadway, and Sunday and Wednesday opportunities.

Pastor Frank and I are very thankful the Lord provided Tim to serve in this capacity! Help us welcome Tim!

Welcome Brandon Owen

We welcome Brandon Owen as Minister of Young Adults/Missions. We’re thrilled to welcome Brandon in the roll and look forward to how the Lord will use him in reaching and growing single and married young adults for Christ! This position is full-time and Brandon will continue with his full-time office hours and responsibilities on staff. Brandon will relate to our young adult Bible study groups; help begin and nurture new small group Bible studies during the week; and lead alongside Jason Cox with The Fellowship on Broadway.

Reach Brandon at or 615.664.6024. Brandon will participate in a limited basis with Student Ministry Summer Camp and will participate in the Haiti high school senior mission trip later in the summer. It is our blessing to have had Brandon serve in our student ministry for three years, and now to serve with our Young Adult Ministry going forward. Help us welcome him in this role!

Minsiter to Students

The Church Personnel Committee has enlisted our Student Minister Interview Screening Committee. I am thrilled to introduce the members to you and share how the search will proceed. This team is well-rounded and represents well the church and our student ministry. They will help us conduct listening sessions with students, parents, and student leaders. They will review the position description with our Personnel Committee. Pastor Frank and I will receive Minister to Students recommendations, review, contact, and recommend candidates to the committee. When we agree the candidate of the Lord has been identified, the committee will recommend that person to the Personnel Committee, Student Ministry, and the church. Be in prayer for each of these and for the person God has prepared for us. Our team members are:

  • Shannon Pickrell
  • Ben Rogers
  • Frank Lewis
  • Donna Scudder
  • Rob Waggener
  • Matt Wilson
  • Grace Wilkinson
  • Grant Wilkinson
  • Tom Crow

You may direct your recommendations for this position including a current resume to:

Tom Crow
c/o First Baptist Nashville
108 7th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37203

Contact: Tom Crow