Meet Our Staff
Dr. Steve EstepSenior Pastor Email Dr. Steve Estep
Dr. Steve Estep is Sr. Pastor at Grace Church of the Nazarene. Steve, his wife Michelle, and their kids Brandon (19), Brooke (17) and Blake (15) joined the Grace Church family in January, 2008. Steve was born and raised in West Virginia. He graduated with a B.A. in Religion from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in 1991 (where he and Michelle met). Steve served as youth pastor in WV from 1991-1993 before moving to Kansas City to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary. After graduating with an M.Div from NTS he served from April 1996- December 2007 as Senior Pastor of the Harrisonville, MO Church of the Nazarene. While there he completed a doctorate degree in preaching from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Pastor Steve has served as adjunct professor of preaching at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Trevecca Nazarene University. He is an active member of the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, and serves on the credentials board of the Tennessee District. He has been a contributing author in Preaching Magazine and Army Family 101, serves a chaplain to the Rossview High School football team, and is a member of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System 100% Graduation committee. He also serves on the board of directors for LEAP.ORG. His hobbies include working out, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles and jet-skis. He also enjoys date nights with Michelle, and cheering for the 6-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Steve’s passions are preaching and prayer.
Brandon EstepWorship Arts Pastor Email Brandon Estep
Brandon is a Junior Worship Arts Major at Trevecca Nazarene University. He has been activly pursuing his call to ministry since October of 2011. He has been involved in leading worship since he was 13 years old. His worship experience ranges from playing in the church band, starting and leading a youth group worship team,leading at Trevecca's Chapel, to part time experience at Freedom Church for a year and two months. He enjoys being active, riding jet ski's and motorcycles, anything outdoors, anything musical, and loves to be around people and events.
Patrick TaylorYouth Pastor Email Patrick Taylor
Patrick and his wife Carissa joined the family of Grace Church in September 2011. They met at Trevecca Nazarene University, where both graduated in 2010. Patrick continues to pursue graduate studies there. Growing up in South Carolina, he attended Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene where he accepted a call to ministry. Carissa, originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, grew up in Knoxville First Church of the Nazarene and graduated from Trevecca with a degree in education. She has a true heart for children and those in need. Their passions in ministry are celebrating life, engaging the imagination, and drawing new attention to the subversive and mysterious nature of the world of scripture. In the words of Samuel Zwemer, “There is no mystery in heaven or earth so great as this; a suffering Deity, an almighty Saviour nailed to a cross.”
Rachelle ClarkChildren's Pastor Email Rachelle Clark
Rachelle was born and raised in New York where they count snow in feet instead of inches. She has lived in Clarksville for the past 19 years and calls Tennessee her home. Rachelle came to Grace Church in the year 2000 where she began working in the children’s department. She has been involved in Sunday school, Caravan, VBS and for the last 6 years has been a quizzing coach for Children’s Bible Quizzing a program she is very passionate about. For the last year and a half she has attended Nazarene Bible College, taking online classes for children’s ministry. Her husband Rodney works at Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville KY as a medical coder, in the Medical Records Dept. Her hobbies include; music, watching movies, fellowship with friends and a Sunday afternoon Nazarene nap! Her favorite time of the week is the time spent with the children of Grace, in church as well as outside of church. Her greatest desire is to reach out to as many children as possible and share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Darrel HartsockVisitation Pastor Email Rev. Darrel Hartsock
Darrel and his wife, Sarah, came to Grace church in September 2002 upon retiring from pastoring in Iowa. He was bus pastor is Chariton, Iowa and visitation pastor in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Darrel was ordained by the Chruch of the Nazarene in 2001 after completing self-study through the Iowa District. His hobby is reading. His passion is for prayer and discipling men after they accept Christ. Darrel does home visits on a regular basis as part of his ministry.
Brenda ColleyChurch Administrator Email Brenda Colley
Welcome and Thank You for visiting our web site today! My name is Brenda Colley and I have the wonderful opportunity to be the Church Administrator for Grace Church! My husband Micheal and I have been attending Grace Church for 9 years. We have two grown children, Sean works in Nashville and attends Grace Church. He serves most Sundays in the sound booth and helps Pastor Rachelle in the Children’s Ministry. Our daughter Candice is married to Jason Leaverton and they are currently stationed in Ft. Benning, Ga. They have one daughter Alssa that is now 9. She has already accepted Christ as her Savior. No greater joy do we have to know that our children and granddaughter are walking in the Light!