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Grace Life Baptist Church is an elder-led church.  God is our supreme authority, but He has gifted the Church with a plurality of biblically qualified men.  The elder body cares for the congregation like shepherds care for sheep by feeding, caring for, and protecting them.  The deacons come alongside the elders to help meet the physical needs of the Church.


Jeremy Vanatta—Pastor Jeremy grew up in Watertown, TN.  He is married to Sarah, and they have four children.  Since 1999, Jeremy has pastored churches in Tennessee and Mississippi.  He has served as the Teaching-Pastor of Grace Life since 2011.  Jeremy’s favorite hobbies include gardening, fishing, and playing guitar.

Lay Elder

Matt Williamson grew up in Lebanon, TN.  He is married to Becky, and they have three children.  Matt is a professional businessman by trade and serves as a lay-elder of Grace Life.  He also serves as the leader of our worship music.  Matt’s favorite hobbies include playing guitar, woodworking, and golf.