Lead Pastor

Tim Parson

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Pastor Tim Parson has served the church in various pastoral roles over the last twenty years as youth pastor, worship pastor, associate pastor, church planter, and senior pastor. Pastor Tim began serving at Estill Springs in June of 2022 after serving as the founding and lead pastor at Centerpoint Church (Burkesville, KY.) since 2015 when the church was planted.

Tim and Andrea have also served public schools for nearly twenty years. Dr. Parson retired as a school district superintendent in November 2021.  With a heart filled with love for the most broken, and a passion to reach them for Jesus, the Parson family looks forward to building the church and loving people until the day God calls them home.

Tim is a man of many talents including making his own soap, and roasting his own coffee. He and his son Ryan own and operate Brave Beanery.


Executive/Worship Pastor

Geron Brown

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Geron was raised in Louisiana and studied music at Eastern Kentucky University where he met Lydia. They married in 2000 and have two teenage children; Cora & Cohen. Geron is a 3rd generation pastor and doesn't remember a time that they weren't in church as a family.

Geron oversees the daily operation of our office and facility, and is also responsible for planning and leading in our worship gatherings. He leads our worship band and tech teams and is the teacher for our "Adultish" discipleship group. 

Geron is huge fan of Star Wars and is amassing a collection of Star Wars bobbleheads.



Youth Pastor

Jake Beard

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Jake was raised in sunny Bradenton, FL. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion with a Minor in Youth Ministry from Trevecca Nazarene University in May of 2019. He has served at Nazarene churches in southern Florida and in Nashville, TN. Jake is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene as of July 2022. Jake has most recently served as the Student Body Chaplain at Trevecca. 

His four favorite things in no particular order are coffee, pizza, football and EstillNaz Youth Students.

Jake has been a part of the EstillNaz Family since January of 2019. He has been involved in a wide variety of ministerial opportunities: whether it’s been serving in the local church, coaching football, traveling with Trevecca’s PR and Summer Ministry Teams - Jake is all about caring for young people and helping them realize their place in the Story of God. 


Families, Discipleship, and Connections Pastor

Jennifer Ray

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Jennifer was raised in Lynchburg, TN and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a degree in Elementary Education.  She and her husband, Jason, met at church camp during high school.  They married in June 1997 and have three children–Carrington, Anna Claire, and Colson.  

Jennifer and her family have been a part of the EstillNaz family since 1998.  Pastor Jennifer has served the church in a variety of ministry roles such as Sunday School teacher, small group leader, children’s pastor, women’s ministry director, youth pastor, and pastor of discipleship and connections.  Jennifer also served public schools for twenty years as an elementary and middle school teacher as well as an instructional coach.  

Pastor Jennifer is passionate about discipling others by cultivating a love for the Word of God.  Pastor Jennifer is so excited to serve alongside the amazing people at EstillNaz as we reach those who are broken and hurting.  

She enjoys spending time with her family, taking trips to Disney, relaxing at the beach, reading a good book, having deep heart to heart conversations, and studying God’s Word.