- Pulpit Minister
Jeremiah was born in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in the Lord's church as the grandson of a missionary.
He received his bachelor's degree in biology, then later went on to receive his master's degree in ministry from Freed Hardeman University.
His ministry includes over 20 years as a full-time preacher. He is currently in his 8th year serving as the pulpit minister for Willow Avenue.
Jeremiah is married to the Amber (Faughn) Tatum and has 3 children: Luke, Daniel and Lyssa. In his spare time, he likes to run and is an occasional hunter.
- Associate Minister
Clarence is in his 68th year of ministry, having preached his first sermon at the age of 15 in Dickson County.
His college work was done at Freed Hardeman University in West Tennessee and David Lipscomb University in Nashville. His ministry has taken him to 35 states and five foreign countries.
For 11 years he taught ministry courses at Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, WV. He has conducted 700 gospel meetings in 35 states. Local work has been done in Georgia, Ohio, West Virginia and Tennessee. He served as the pulpit minister of Willow Avenue for 16 years.
Clarence has lectured at numerous universities and preacher training schools. A video series was used in 143 preacher schools around the world.
He has authored three books, the last one being published in 2014 called “The Glory of Preaching.”
- Youth Minister
Chase is married to Taylor (Dukes) Fletcher, and they have a son named Isaac. He and his wife are both natives of Cookeville and attended Tennessee Tech University. Chase earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, and Taylor graduated with a bachelor's in Nursing. Taylor currently works as a nurse at TN Heart.
Chase and Taylor have been at Willow Avenue since the summer of 2014. They have grown to love their church family, and are so grateful to be apart of it.
Chase serves as a board member for Short Mountain Bible Camp. The board meets four times a year in order to make improvements to the camp and ensure campers are provided with one of the best weeks of the year. The goal is to give kids the spiritual growth they need and allow them to develop friendships that can last a lifetime. In June of each year, he acts as a director of the camp.
"It is a blessing and a privilege to work as the youth minister here at Willow Avenue church of Christ. If you are looking for a church home and place for your family to be involved with, you couldn't ask for a better congregation. "