Introducing Brother Christopher Wallace 

    Today we are introducing Brother Christopher Wallace as a prospective deacon of the congregation. He and his wife, Dr. Jolivette Wallace, have two daughters – Gabby (14) and Kendyl-Joi (9).  Originally from Yazoo City, Mississippi, Brother Wallace is a graduate of Mississippi State University. He is employed as a commercial banking executive, focusing on small business and commercial lending. 

    Since arriving at Schrader Lane, He has become well involved in the work of the church and has used his educational background and professional experiences in ways which are beneficial to our mission and vision. The Wallaces were experienced in youth ministry leadership and other work of the church prior to coming to us. Brother and Sister Wallace, along with Brother and Sister Finch, serve as leaders of a major segment of our Youth Ministries. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the David Jones, Jr. Assisted Living Center and Schrader Acres Independent Living Center. His business acumen and insightful observations contribute significantly to these and other endeavors.  

 

    Brother Wallace’s family strength, leadership capabilities, willingness to serve, his overall spiritual demeanor and qualifications are collective blessings which will serve him well as he serves as a Schrader Lane Deacon.  His involvement in the work of the church and his participation in our leadership preparation course enable him to be well versed regarding the structure and work of this congregation. Chris and Jolivette sum it well saying, “We Love our Schrader Family and enjoy having the comfort of calling the Nashville area and Schrader Lane our home.” Thank God for His willingness and his ability to serve as a Schrader Lane Deacon.

 

    If you have any questions regarding Brother Wallace’s qualifications and suitability to serve as a deacon of this congregation, please send those to me in writing no later than May, 29, 2022. Please pray for Brother Wallace and family as we prepare, God willing, for an ordination on the first Sunday in June, 2022.

Introducing Brother Willie Gordon

    Today we are introducing Brother Willie Gordon as a prospective deacon of the congregation. He and his wife, Shimeka, have been married eighteen years and have four children (Chloe, Kinsey, Canaan and Kallai). Originally from Jackson MS, Brother Gordon graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering. 

  

    His educational background and experience have led him to a variety of higher management roles in his career, leading to jobs in Augusta, Georgia, Albany, Georgia and Dixon, Tennessee.  

While his work and family leadership are demanding, wherever Brother Gordon has gone he has served the church. Prior to his arrival into the Schrader Lane congregation he worked as a young men’s teacher, user and sound room leader. Additionally Brother Gordon has taught a new convert class, and overseen a congregation’s Sunday School Ministry.

    Since coming to this congregation Brother Gordon has coached Bible Bowl students, taught middle and high school Bible classes, taught an adult class and worked, along with Sister Gordon, in the Marriage Ministry. He has become leader of our Young Men’s Training Ministry and also serves capably as an usher. 

 

    Brother Gordon’s family leadership, penchant for serving and alignment with scriptural qualifications make him well suited to serve among the deacons who faithfully work in the interest of the congregation. Through his ongoing and diverse engagement in the work of the congregation, and his participation in our leadership preparation course, he has gained critical knowledge regarding the work of this congregation. His willingness and his ability to serve as a Schrader Lane deacon are blessings.  

 

    If you have any questions regarding Brother Gordon’s qualifications and suitability to serve as a deacon of this congregation, please send those to me in writing no later than May, 29, 2022. Please pray for Brother Gordon and family as we prepare, God willing, for an ordination on the first Sunday in June, 2022.

     

Robert Gardenhire