Dave Odom is the Lead Pastor of Redeeming Grace Church. Dave is originally from Montgomery, AL, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Auburn University of Montgomery. He received his Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX in 2005. He then served as Pastor to College and Single Adults at Third Baptist Church of Murfreesboro, TN for six years before the Lord led him to move his family to Gaithersburg, MD to attend the Sovereign Grace Pastors College where he graduated in 2012. He completed his church-planting residency with Cornerstone Church of Knoxville and relocated to Franklin, TN in 2013 to plant Redeeming Grace Church. Dave and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children: Anna Grace, Jackson, Hudson, and Jude.
Craig Cooper is an Associate Pastor of Redeeming Grace Church. Craig responded to the call of the gospel through Volunteers for Christ, Cornerstone Church of Knoxville’s campus ministry to the University of Tennessee (UTK). After graduating from UTK, Craig attended and graduated from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College in 1999. He then served as a pastor with Cornerstone Church of Knoxville for nearly 8 years. He was ordained in 2011 and relocated to the greater Nashville area in 2012 where he currently works as a Senior Recruiter with the Provisions Group in downtown Franklin, as well as serving to assist Dave Odom in planting Redeeming Grace Church. Craig and his wife, Laura, live in Franklin, TN and have four children: Karis, Joshua, Charlotte, and Penelope.
Howard Varnedoe is an Associate Pastor of Redeeming Grace Church. Howard was ordained as a Pastor at Cornerstone Church of Knoxville in 2000 immediately after graduating from the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College. Howard served as a Pastor, Administrator and Business manager for Cornerstone Church of Knoxville for 8 years prior to relocating to the Nashville area and has most recently served as an Elder at Immanuel Church in Nashville. Howard graduated from the University of Alabama in 1991 with a Masters in Tax degree and currently works as a Financial Advisor for Ronald Blue & Co. as well as serving as an Associate Pastor at Redeeming Grace Church. Howard lives in Brentwood with his wife Dawn and their five children: Josh, Andrew, Ashley, Phillip, and Katherine.