Stories


My Story: Max Haifei Li

My Story: Max Haifei Li

My name is Max Haifei Li. My wife and I are originally from Mainland China. I am an associate professor of Computer Science at Union University in Jackson, TN. As you can tell, I commute from Jackson, TN to Brentwood, TN. I spend my weekdays in Jackson and weekends in Brentwood. My wife works as a nurse at Vanderbilt Hospital.... continue reading


My Story: Erin Gainey

My Story: Erin Gainey

I was born in Irmo, South Carolina. My family and I moved to Kennesaw, Georgia when I was 12. I completed my undergraduate degree in Exercise and Health Science at Kennesaw State University and moved to Nashville in August 2012 to pursue my master’s degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science at Lipscomb University. My parents are Barbara and Steve Gainey and... continue reading


My Story: Maribeth Johnson

My Story: Maribeth Johnson

The day we announced we were expecting our second child was on our son’s first birthday with all of our friends and family. We were overjoyed at this wonderful blessing from God—and everything seemed to be going great for us.  At 17 weeks into the pregnancy, we found out through some genetic testing that our baby girl, whom... continue reading


My Story: Brian Kingsbury

My Story: Brian Kingsbury

“You look yellow.” My wife Yolanda eyed me warily. I brushed aside her comment. I felt fine. It was early January 2009 and I had just returned from a business trip. As a Microsoft consultant, it was normal for me to be home only on weekends. But the next three weekends she greeted me with the same concern: “You look strange,... continue reading


Leaving Everything Behind

Leaving Everything Behind

You may have heard about the Lankfords from friends. Maybe you saw them on stage a few months ago in our worship services. Perhaps you, like many, have walked alongside them for many years at Brentwood Baptist through Kairos, Bible studies, service opportunities, and more.  If you don't know them, you should. Their spiritual story has raced from 0-100... continue reading