In a PCA church the congregation has the responsibility and privilege to nominate and call men to the role of deacon and elder (including pastor). Also, the elders regularly appoint and commission both men and women to ministry leadership and service. Explore the Parish Life menu above and then ask for the current leadership contact info to get involved!
George Grant (moderator), Michael Miserocchi, Tom Goddard, Steve Nelson, John Scherrer, Phil Hutcheson, Brandon Goodin, Mike Mastorberti, Jason Parolini, Brandon Herrenbruck, and Matt Morrison.
Jeff Dokkestul, Randy Sadler, Nae Soundara, Ben Crist, Tim Simmons, Brandon Blair, Jimmy Allan, Ian Kern, Tom Milligan, Chris Ragsdale, Walt Yates, Thomas Rickstrew, and Nolan Reategui.
George Grant — Pastor: Dr. George Grant is the Pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church, Founder of New College Franklin, President of the King’s Meadow Study Center and Founder of Franklin Classical School. He is the author of dozens of books in the areas of history, biography, politics, literature and social criticism and he has written hundreds of essays, articles, and columns. His work on behalf of the homeless, for international relief and development, for racial reconciliation and for the sanctity of life has been profiled in such varied media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, the Coral Ridge Hour, Point of View, Crossfire, World Magazine and Christianity Today.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities and regular classes in literature, history, theology and the arts, George maintains an active writing and speaking schedule at home and around the world. He has academic degrees in Political Science at the University of Houston (B.A.), Philosophy at Whitefield Theological Seminary (M.A., D. Litt, PhD.), Humanities at Belhaven College (D. Hum.), and Theology at Knox Theological Seminary (D. Min. Cand.). He makes his home on the east side of Franklin with his wife Karen (and their dogs, books, and gardens). They have three grown children and six grandchildren. Hear sermons or learn more about Pastor George’s work on his Website.
Henry Haffner — Music Director: Henry C. Haffner, a sixth-generation Franklin native, serves as Music Director at Parish Presbyterian Church. Mr. Haffner graduated from Vanderbilt University, and received his Master of Music degree at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. As a Violist and Violinist, he has performed with orchestras and recording artists throughout the South and Midwest. In addition to his duties at Parish, Mr. Haffner serves as Principal Violist of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in Lexington, KY, and teaches at New College Franklin. He lives in the country with his wife Lisa, and their daughter Elisabeth. Find out more about his music on his Website or on Bandcamp.
Brian Phillips – Assistant Pastor: Brian, a native of Nashville, serves as Assistant Pastor at Parish Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Covenant College and received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte, NC). By God’s grace, he has enjoyed opportunities to serve in ministry through pastoral internships, work experiences and as a ruling elder. He enjoys spending time with his wife Julia, family and friends.
Teresa Sharp — Office Administrator: Teresa and her husband, Mark, have been a part of the Parish family since early 2013. After spending most of her career managing medical practices, Teresa is very grateful for the opportunity to serve at Parish. Teresa and Mark, both Middle Tennessee natives, live in Columbia and enjoy having their children and grandchildren living nearby. Teresa enjoys spending time with Mark, traveling, and helping with their three grandkids.