Phillip grew up in Sparta, TN. He went to college at Cornell University, has masters degrees from Lipscomb University and Princeton Theological Seminary, and received his PhD in Old Testament from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. He has been a minister at Natchez Trace since the Fall of 2000 and has taught in the Bible Department at Lipscomb University since then as well. He and his wife Amy married in 1994 and have three sons: Jim, Davis, and Tim. He enjoys reading, coffee and reading while drinking coffee. He also loves laughing with his wife and children.
Doug was born in 1968 in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Tennessee in 1972. He earned a BA in English from Tennessee Tech University, where he met his wife, Dana. The two moved back to the Nashville area in early 1993, and have attended Natchez Trace Church Of Christ ever since. They have four children, two boys and two girls, all adults now. Doug has been manager of The Great Escape in Madison, TN, since 2001, where he deals in vintage comic books, records, toys, and video games. Dana is a fourth grade teacher at Andrew Jackson Elementary. Turn ons include ice cream, cars with fins, and the smell of old comic books. Turn offs include rude people, the band REM, and pickles.
Troy grew up in Chattanooga at the Central Church of Christ. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, he moved to Houston, TX, for six years before moving back to Tennessee. He has lived in Nashville since 1990 when he and Denise got married and has been a member of Natchez Trace since that time. They have one son, Thomas, and enjoy life in the country. Troy is still a practicing architect with clients throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina.