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Ken Edwards

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Senior Pastor
615-383-0832, ext. 12
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Ken Edwards grew up in Springfield, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Austin Peay State University and Asbury Theological Seminary. Ken has served as a pastor to churches in the Middle Tennessee area for the last 35 plus years, including Connell Memorial United Methodist in Goodlettsville and Grace United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet.  He has served as the Senior Pastor at Belmont United Methodist since 2007. Ken serves on the Tennessee Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Nashville Area United Methodist Foundation Board of Directors. His years of ministry have been characterized by values born out of his deep and abiding belief that God’s love is all-encompassing, unconditional, and transformational.

Ken is married to Kathryn Edwards, who is a psychologist in the Sumner County Schools and in private practice in Hendersonville, TN.  They have three wonderful sons, Lars works as a free lance animator, Gairdt is a chef at the Inn at Colonial Williamsburg, Aren is a senior at Mt. Juliet High School.

Ken enjoys reading, hiking, and gardening.

 

Ken Edwards

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Senior Pastor
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Pam Hawkins

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Associate Pastor
615-383-0832, ext. 24
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Pam was born in Seattle, Washington but moved to Nashville at the age of two months. She attended local public schools before attending Duke University (B.A. in Anthropology), Vanderbilt Graduate School (M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences), Vanderbilt Divinity School (M.Div.), and Columbia Theological School (D.Min. in Christian Spirituality).

For the past twenty years, Pam has served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church in five grace-filled and wonderfully unique faith communities: Calvary United Methodist Church (Nashville); The Upper Room and General Board of Discipleship (Nashville); Duke Divinity School (Durham, NC); Belle Meade United Methodist Church (Nashville); and Belmont United Methodist Church. In addition, Pam’s ministry has also made room for writing and contributing to eight books, three magazines, and a few websites, all centered on the Christian spiritual life.

When asked what shapes and nourishes her calling, Pam will tell you that she finds life through ministries of
•    prayer and spiritual direction
•    sacramental life, study of Holy Scripture, and worship
•    truth, forgiveness, and reconciliation
•    missional hospitality and justice grounded in the love of God for all people and guided by the gospel of Jesus Christ

On a family note, Pam lives in Nashville with the menagerie of Cletis, Auggie, Nelson, and Plato. She is the mother of two humor-loving and remarkable sons, Phil Hawkins (Louisville, KY) and Erick Hunt-Hawkins (Nashville), and is mother-in-law to Heather and Hailee, who both inspire her toward more joy and laughter.

In her Sabbath time, Pam loves to daydream, create art, and write. Or, if you drive by her house, she’s probably digging in the dirt of her garden (and talking to herself). If she’s not outside, you’ll hear music leaking out to the back patio – maybe Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Gregorian chants, Carrie Newcomer, Guy Clark, William Fitzsimmons, Loreena McKennitt, John Prine, Mumford & Sons, Pharrell Williams, Audrey Assad, Iris Dement (you get the picture – Pam loves music).

But most of all, Pam’s deepest interest is to continue discovering, accepting, and sharing God’s unfettered, unconditional, life-changing, world-transforming love.


 

Pam Hawkins

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Associate Pastor
615-383-0832, ext. 24
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