ABOUT US

OUR STORY

On September 11, 2001, Jarod and Jennifer were both serving active duty in the military during the attack on the World Trade Center. That day forever changed the way they understood the world and their purpose. Looking for answers, they turned to God. Praying together on the floor of their small apartment, they surrendered their lives to Jesus and discovered the love and power of God! Little did they know how God would direct the course of their lives over the next 15 years as they served together in ministry. In 2016, a small group of about 15 people relocated to the Nashville area from Kansas City with Pastor Jarod and his family to help start a life-giving, Spirit-empowered church here in Mt. Juliet. The first pre-launch team meeting was in their living room. Then, as the team began to grow, a few meetings were held at a Holiday Inn conference room. The first public worship service took place in a renovated funeral home in 2017. After outgrowing that space, New Tribe moved into what used to be an old YMCA ,and in 2020, expanded yet again in to our current location! In just a few years’ time we’ve been continually amazed at how fast this movement continues to grow. When someone asks, “what is behind the name New Tribe?,” we tell them, “we’re all about people”. All kinds and all types of people who are being made “new” through a life changing relationship with Jesus. It’s about family.  A new kind of family where faith grows, hope is served, and love rules! We’re just getting started and there is a place here just for you! In fact, you are the reason we are here.

OUR PASTORS

LEAD PASTOR

Pastor Jarod and Jennifer Smith

Pastor Jarod and his wife Jennifer moved to the Nashville area from Kansas City to start New Tribe Church in January of 2017. Jarod and Jennifer were married in 2001 and have two children. They have been serving in the local church together for over 17 years. Jarod is passionate about seeing people come alive to the truth and power found in hearing the gospel preached!

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Mike Cole

Mike and Trinda have been a part of New Tribe since day one. Mike currently serves as a teaching pastor of New Tribe Church and as the V-Team Coordinator. As the V-Team Coordinator, Mike helps people take the next step from attending to serving on the V-Team. When you join the V-Team you’re not “just a volunteer”, but you help carry the vision and vibe of New Tribe! Mike and Trinda have four awesome kids. Chances are when they are here, they are all serving together!

WORSHIP/STUDENT PASTOR

Chris Troyer

Chris and Lydia are part of the original launch team. Chris moved to the Nashville area from Michigan to help start New Tribe Church. Chris has been serving faithfully in the local church since he was a teenager. His passion is to see music and artistry find its greatest expression through the worship experience. Chris currently serves as our student pastor as well!

TEACHING PASTOR

Michael Stephens

Michael and his family relocated to the Nashville area from Kansas City in 2017 to help plant New Tribe! Michael joined our pastoral team in 2019. He leads our prayer team and also teaches/preaches on a regular basis. Although he currently works full time as a sales executive for his company, Michael gives a generous amount of his time to the work of ministry here at New Tribe.

OUR STAFF

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Sonia Lounis

Sonia moved to the Nashville area from Kansas City with the original launch team of New Tribe in 2016. Sonia is passionate about seeing the local church thrive and reaching the community for Jesus. Her gifts of administration and hospitality help establish a culture of excellence where all people feel noticed and valued.

KIDS MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Emily Brazeale

Emily joined the New Tribe team in 2020! Emily is passionate about kids ministry, outreach, and building teams. Her goal is to partner with parents in the most exciting and essential part of their children’s lives to help them know and love Jesus more! Emily also helps coordinate the ongoing outreach efforts happening here at New Tribe. Parents, be sure to connect with her the next time you are here!

ELEMENTARY COORDINATOR

Mary Eaker

Mary has a passion that our 1st-5th grade kids always have an opportunity to encounter God every week! She serves with team that is committed to the spiritual health and growth of the next generation.

NURSERY COORDINATOR

Trinda Cole

Trinda has been serving in New Tribe Kids since our church launched in 2017. Her passion and commitment to excellent kids ministry ensures that all parents can entrust their children will always have a safe and loving environment to look forward to!

OUR ELDERS

ELDER

Wes Ellison

Wes joined our team in 2019 to serve as a lay elder. Wes is a retired parole agent (24 years). He is also ordained, licensed, certified chaplain and re-entry recovery specialist. He has a heart for people with hurts, habits and hang ups. Wes and Laurel are long time servants of the local church, parents to some amazing kids, and love spending time with their grandchildren!

ELDER

James Manness

James joined our team in 2019 to serve as a lay elder. James works full time as an infrastructure manager and also serves as Mayor to the city of Mt. Juliet. James has a passion for the local church and the community. James and Tracy have two wonderful girls and their family has been with New Tribe since its launch in 2017!

LEAD PASTOR

Jarod Smith

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Mike Cole

WORSHIP/STUDENT PASTOR

Chris Troyer

TEACHING PASTOR

Michael Stephens

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Sonia Lounis

Emily Brazeale

KIDS MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Emily Brazeale

Mary Eaker

ELEMENTARY COORDINATOR

Mary Eaker

Trinda Cole

NURSERY COORDINATOR

Trinda Cole

ELDER

James Maness

ELDER

Wes Ellison

WHY WE EXIST

OUR VISION

to build relationships that last and to encourage faith that moves mountains

OUR PURPOSE

-to help all people build a strong foundational relationship with God
-to encourage every believer to establish lasting relationships with God’s family
-to create a culture where faith grows, hope is served, and love rules

WHY WE EXIST

OUR VISION

to build relationships that last and to encourage faith that moves mountains

OUR PURPOSE

-to help all people build a strong foundational relationship with God
-to encourage every believer to establish lasting relationships with God’s family
-to create a culture where faith grows, hope is served, and love rules

BELIEFS & VALUES

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35).

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5).

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)
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We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9).

Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead (John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20).

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).

Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48).

The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross (Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).

Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God (Matthew 19:4-6).

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit. (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29).

It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.  (John 10:10; Romans 8:28; Romans 10:12; Jeremiah 29:11; Malachi 3:10).

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4).

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).

BELIEFS & VALUES

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35).

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5).

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)
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We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9).

Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead (John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20).

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).

Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48).

The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross (Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).

Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God (Matthew 19:4-6).

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit. (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29).

It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.  (John 10:10; Romans 8:28; Romans 10:12; Jeremiah 29:11; Malachi 3:10).

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4).

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).

OUR AFFILIATION

Pastor Jarod and Jennifer were commissioned and sent to plant New Tribe Church in the summer of 2016 by the leadership team of LifeMission Church. New Tribe Church is affiliated with a network of churches through LINC (Linked International Network of Churches) and is part of the ARC family (Association of Related Churches).

OUR AFFILIATION

Pastor Jarod and Jennifer were commissioned and sent to plant New Tribe Church in the summer of 2016 by the leadership team of LifeMission Church. New Tribe Church is affiliated with a network of churches through LINC (Linked International Network of Churches) and is part of the ARC family (Association of Related Churches).