Tough weekend for Hendersonville, leads us to prayer

It’s been a tough few days in Hendersonville, as record winds on Friday brought tragedy to several people and power loss to thousands. Even with people unable to attend, we had a strong attendance with lots of passion for Jesus.

Watch the entire service, as Aubrey had some great ministry moments during the worship music.


I preached on the “Structure of Prayer,” and this teaching is very practical, giving you some ideas and tools to connect with God.


Sumner Summit for Men

Guys, September 22 is for you! 

Pastor Jacob Bell has been working hard to create CIL’s next men’s event – Sumner Summit. Men, will you prioritize this night be registering right now! 

This night is a gathering for men looking to engage in truth, community, and service. Sumner Summit is a series of 15-minute talks on unique topics to inspire conversation and action amongst men.

We have invited community leaders to speak:

Raising a Godly Family

Dr. Bryce Fox, Professor at Trevecca Nazarene University

Walking Above Pornography

Chad Hutton, Graduate Intern at the Babb Center & Pastor of City of Refuge Church

Finances Unto the Lord

Jason Cline, Author of Financial 180

Sumner Summit is free to attend, but for just $12, you can join us for dinner from Moe’s!

Free childcare is available (with dinner included for your kids)!

Get more information and register HERE!

Thank you, Salvus Center

The Salvus Center is a Sumner County non-profit inspired by the Biblical mandate to care for the sick and the needy. I have been an advocate for this ministry since its 2004 inception, serving on the Board of Directors since 2014 and as Board Chair since 2019.

July 1 means my term is up, but my enthusiasm for the mission remains! While I will not be part of the legal oversight, my heart is still with the patients and staff, and I believe in our President, Jennifer Flanagan. I am so grateful for the outstanding leaders I have met through this organization, and they have my support going forward.

Thank you, Salvus Center, for an inspiring mission and a great future in health care.

Refresh Conference: July 16-17, 2022

I am so excited about the second annual Refresh Conference coming July 16-17 to CIL Church. This weekend is a time to receive from the Holy Spirit. Far Flung Tin Can returns to lead us in worship. Evangelist Lynn Wheeler and Pastor Derrick Jackson will be preaching. Mark your calendars for Saturday night, Sunday morning, and Sunday night services.

No registration. No cost. Join us and be refreshed!

Sumner Summit for Men NEXT WEEK!

I love all Jacob Bell has offered the CIL Men since joining our staff, and I share his enthusiasm for a new opportunity. Sumner Summit is a gathering for men looking to engage in truth, community, and service. We have invited community leaders to speak on topics about the neighborhood, including “Serving through Food,” “Racial Healing in Sumner County,” and “Speaking Our Faith in the Workplace.”

Guys, don’t take men’s ministry for granted. Prioritize this night, and register today. 

Salvus Center presents “Colors In Bloom”

The Salvus Center is a ministry I have been part of for years, and we are doing great work to reclaim the Biblical and historical commitment to care for those who are sick and in need.

Our annual fund-raiser will be fresh and a lot of fun! Join us on June 9 or June 11 at Jollie Ollie’s Pizza and Pub for great music, food, and friendship.

Link to Event Information

The passing of Pastor Robb Tripp

I want to express my deepest condolences to the Fireplace Fellowship congregation in Hendersonville, who lost Pastor Robb Tripp yesterday. I have partnered with this church since 2006 on various ministry initiatives, and Robb was always kind, funny, and loving. I admire how hard his wife Shanda fought with faith-filled prayers during Robb’s recent health struggles. From his TBN days as a teenager to local church ministry in Hendersonville, Robb lived with great love for Jesus.