Concord Community Church Staff
Rev. Jason Underwood is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He has served in full time ministry for over 15 years. Jason was born in Florida, but is proud to call Middle Tennessee home. He enjoys golf, watching and playing sports, and just about anything that gives him an excuse to be outdoors. Jason met his wife, Stephanie, while studying at Trevecca. They have three girls, Ashtyn, Avery, and Addyson, who light up their lives and keep them very busy. Jason's days are spent seeking God's wisdom in fulfilling his roles of husband, father, and Pastor.
Mike grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and started attending the Church of the Nazarene around age six. He later attended Kentucky Mountain Bible College, then married his “childhood sweetheart,” Barbara Turner Edwards, in 1976. A few months later the couple moved to Los Angeles, California to serve in the inner city. After several years the Edwards welcomed a son, Cameron, and daughter, Bethany, into their home to complete their family. He supervised the construction of a facility that now serves 200 men in rehab and over 2,000 emergency service guests per day. When he and his family moved back to Tennessee in 2000, Mike began to commute to Southern California and Las Vegas to oversee missions in those areas. The Edwards family began attending Concord. Mike started teaching an adult Sunday School class and in 2013 took the part-time position of Associate Pastor.
Pastor Jon Allen serves as our youth pastor. Jon grew up around Nashville and graduated from Antioch High School. He met his wife, Kari, at Trevecca Nazarene University where he studied religion and youth ministry. Jon and Kari have two children, Evalyn and Cohen. Jon began his work with students as a youth intern at Brentwood Church of the Nazarene. The Allens currently live in Nolensville, and they enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Children’s Ministry Director
Mary was born and raised in a godly home, asked Jesus to come into her heart at age 4, was baptized at 10, became a member of the Church of the Nazarene at 15, and was sanctified at 16. She feels a calling to teach young children, and working with children has been her life's goal. There is nothing more important to her than helping a child understand and know the powerful love of the Father. She is prepared to participate in their lives both inside and outside of the church. Her goal is to love all children in the same way that Jesus loves us.
Brent is from Blythewood, South Carolina. He grew up traveling and singing with his parents, Vance and Jeannie Sharpe. Brent attended Trevecca Nazarene University, majored in worship arts, and graduated in May 2017. Shortly after, he married Lauren Colwell, a preacher's daughter from Smithville, Tennessee. They now happily reside in Nashville with their dog Trailer.
Born in Nashville, TN, Barbara grew up in a Nazarene home and has been involved in the denomination throughout her life. Following her college career, she married Mike Edwards and the couple moved to Los Angeles, CA, where they served full-time in inner city compassionate ministries. After 14 years of marriage, they welcomed a son, Cameron, and two years later a daughter, Bethany, into their home and Barbara’s career changed to full-time mother and homemaker. In 2000, the family relocated and returned to Barbara’s hometown. Concord quickly became their church home and Barbara became the church’s Office Manager four years later.