Meet the Staff – Michael Lytle

I live in “The A.C.” (Yes, that is what we are calling Ashland City, TN now) I am a happily married father of three children. I don’t really like writing a bio about myself so I will stop now.

Meet the Staff – Benjamin Plunkett

Greetings from the booming metropolis that is Pleasant View, Tennessee. I am a man of constant spiritual highs and spiritual lows. I pray that I serve God at my highest even when I am lowest.

Meet the Staff – Phill Lytle

I love: Jesus, my wife, my kids, my church, my family, my friends, Firefly, 80’s rock, Lost, the Tennessee Titans, the St. Louis Cardinals, Brandon Sanderson books, Band of Brothers, Thai food, music, books, movies, TV, writing, Arrested Development, pizza, vacation, etc…

Meet the Staff – David Lytle

Current history teacher, former youth worker and missionary, grieving widower, father of the three cutest faces in creation, and giddy husband of a radiant bride. I also sang “I’m too sexy” for karaoke once. There was a crowd. My only comfort is that phones didn’t make videos back then.

Meet the Staff – Gowdy Cannon


I am the pastor of the bilingual ministry of Northwest Community Church in Chicago. Our church is intentional in trying to bring English and Spanish speakers together in worship and community. My gorgeous wife, Kayla, and I have been married three years. I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to adult immigrants in my community. I have been a student at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago and Welch College in Nashville. I love The USC (the real one in SC, not the other one in CA), Seinfeld, John 3:30, Chic-Fil-A, Dumb and Dumber, the book of Job, preaching and teaching, and arguing about sports.



Meet the Staff – Nathan Patton

Nathan lives on the Brooklyn/Queens border in New York with his wife and four children. He has a long beard and a hair style that looks like he stuck his head in a blender. He wears oversized glasses and skinny jorts. He rides his bike everywhere. However, he is not a hipster, because he showers more than once a month.

Meet the Staff – D.A. Speer

D.A. Speer was raised in the woods of Dickson, TN by a group of wolves. He ate lots of beans and grew up quickly, learned muay thai and mercilessly fought his way through the ranks to become Dickson County’s own King of the Elves. Soon, he grew bored and bid them a tear-filled farewell, then sailed to a distant sea called FWBBsea where he met the girl who would become his wife. They got married, had kids, yadda yadda yadda, then his family ended up being international missionaries just outside of Tokyo, Japan. He kind of likes gaming, graphic novels, metal and theology/missiology.

Meet the Staff – Amy Lytle

Wife, mother, middle school teacher who wishes pajamas were fashionably acceptable, who speaks the language of sarcasm, and who imperfectly loves Jesus and her family (though she is perfectly loved.)

Meet the Staff – Joshua Crowe

Josh lives just outside of Tokyo with his wife and three daughters.

Meet the Staff – Brandon Atwood

Hey there, my name is Brandon Atwood.  You’ll see contributions from me that are primarily visual.  I love to draw and paint, so when I get inspired I will share it with you.  My hope is that my art will help you experience the power of the resurrection in new and fresh ways in this fallen world.