Leadership


Jeff Stark

Senior Pastor

Jeff became a Jesus follower when he was 25 years old in Macedonia. Deployed with the US Army, Jeff was met by God in a powerful way calling him from addictions and destructive life choices. Things haven't been the same since. His wife Angie was saved 1 month later in Clarksville First Church of the Nazarene, where they began both their journeys with Jesus and their ministries. Jeff served on staff at Clarksville First for about 7 years filling multiple Associate roles. Arriving in Houston County in October of 09, Jeff and Angie have come home. They love pastoring in Houston County and look forward to many years of fruitful ministry. Jeff also serves as an assistant coach on the High School Football Team and Angie is full-time at the High School. They have two boys, Hunter (13) and Chance (12).

Jeff graduated with a B.A. from Otterbein University in English Literature ('98), served 4 1/2 years in the Army as an Arabic Linguist, graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University (M.A. Religion '06), and recently completed an M.T.S. from Vanderbilt Divinity School.


Daniel Meadows

Youth Pastor

Daniel grew up in Houston County & was raised in ECN where he came to know the Lord at a young age. After graduating high school, he attended MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where he played football and earned a Bachelors Degree majoring in Youth & Family Ministry as well as Bible & Theology. In the summer of 2006, he returned to ECN where a few months later God called him to serve as Youth Pastor. He was ordained as an Elder by the Church of the Nazarene July 2010. He and his wife, Laura, also welcomed their firstborn, Danika Joy, in July 2010! Daniel's favorite things to do include playing all kinds of sports with the teens in the Sports Ministry Branch. He has a passion for seeing teens connect to the Hope found in Jesus, become His fully committed disciples, and start integrating their whole lives into mission of the Kingdom!

Jessica Byler

Co-Children's Pastor

Daughter of a Nazarene Pastor, Jessica has been apart of the church her whole life. Jessica attended Southern Nazarene University where she received her degree in Sociology with a minor in Christian Education and played volleyball. She has been blessed to be a part of a mission team to Manila, Philippines & Catania, Sicily, Italy. Jessica served in Oklahoma as a Children's Pastor for 2 years before being blessed with a ministry partner, Jeremy. Jessica & Jeremy met at camp one summer and were married by the next  summer. Jessica received her ordination in 2007. She has a passion for children understanding that they can have a real relationship with Jesus. Jessica & Jeremy have 3 girls, Aubree, Paisley & Chloe. Jessica enjoys watching football (Go Bucks!), being outside and when she can find the time read.



Jeremy Byler

Co-Children's Pastor

Bio will come soon.