Our Elders

Elders are the spiritual leaders of the local church body. We currently have seven  godly men serving as our elders.  If you have any questions about the church, these are the men to ask.

Buddy Driver (615-430-2135 or herberld8@aol.com)
Buddy is married to Brenda and they have 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Buddy is a retired Maintenance Supervisor with Nashville Gas Company.

Terry Gross (615-210-2044 or attgross@dcbe.org or TerryGross@comcast.net)
Terry and is wife Kathleen have two children, Kyle and Kaley. Terry teaches schools at the New Directions Academy in Charlotte, TN. Terry and Kathleen have 2 children and 2 grandchildren, Addison and Charlie.

Jay Wilkins (615- 829-1175 or  jewilkins@aol.com)

Jay Wilkins is a native of southern Indiana and graduated from Purdue University  with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He and his wife, Marilyn, have three adult children: Julie (Matt, Tommy (Tiffany) and Eric. They also have six grandchildren: Reagan, Quinn, Sloane, Teague, Charlee and Colt. Jay retired in 2008 from the VA Medical Center. In the past, he served as an elder at the Sunrush Church of Christ in Chillicothe, Ohio and on the board of directors of Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp, Mid-Western Children’s Home (both in southern Ohio) and Camp Indogan (in northern Indiana). He currently serves on the board of Camp Leatherwood.

Larry Osborne (615-516-4114 or ldosborne1952@gmail.com)
Larry is a retired engineer with BellSouth. He is an avid sportsman. He loves hunting and fishing and the UT Vols. Larry and his wife, Janet have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

Doug Couch (615-973-9652 or tdcouch3@juno.com)
Doug is a graduate from Freed-Hardeman University, Amridge University, and East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions. He and his wife Debbie have 3 grown daughters, Tamara, Tara & Tiffany, two sons-in-Law, Larry and Alan, and 4 grandsons Carson, Carter, Ethan and Enoch and 2 granddaughters, Sydney and Evelyn. His hobbies are running, hiking, and reading. He has made several mission trips to Russia, Jamaica,  Nicaragua and Panama.

Shamron Jackson (615-714-2660 or shamron76@gmail.com)     Shamron works at TN Tool in Charlotte.  He graduated from Nashville Tech with a mechanical engineering degree.  Shamron has been in charge of the Vacation Bible Program and Bible Hour for many years.  Shamron is married to Joanna, and they have 3 daughters, Mary, Ashlee and Claire.  Shamron has been on numerous mission trips to Nicaragua and Panama.  He and his family are also very involved in Bible Camp every summer.

Brent Welch (615-804-4527 or bwelch@borderstates.com)      Brent and his wife Kelly, have three children.  William who is married to Alana and is a youth minister in Jackson, TN.  Meredith, who is a student at FHU and Nora who is a senior in high school.  Brent works with the Bible Hour program.  He and his family are very involved in Amazingrace Bible Camp.