This year we will be electing 3 trustees.

  • Church Trustees make decisions for our church, along with providing oversight to the staff and operations.
  • They’re elected by and accountable to you, the members of Brentwood Baptist. It’s their job to keep us all moving toward God’s purposes by providing discernment and being your voice during the process.
  • On Sunday, November 5 and Sunday, November 12, Members will have the opportunity to vote on at least 2, no more than 3 names in the Worship Services at their Campus.

Al Bell

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  • Spouse: Lisa
  • Children: Adrienne, Deanna
  • Occupation: Finance/Accounting – Controller/CFO
  • Campus: Station Hill
  • Current Service: Deacon, Deacon Executive Team (Secretary), Life Group Leader, Usher, Kitchen Ministry, Table Host Couple – Grace Marriage
  • Previous Service: Coffee Ministry Team Lead (2019-2020)
  • Statement of Faith: Although I grew up in a Christian home, attending church regularly, I came to Christ later in life at 30 at our dining room table. I am grateful to serve a God of second chances who never gives up on people. I seek to live my life in service to Him as an example of His saving grace which will serve to bring others to a saving relationship with Jesus. Luke 6:37-38 and Matt. 11:28-30 serve as foundational verses for my ministry and living out my faith.

David Bourgeois

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  • Spouse: Gloria
  • Children: Taylor and Austin
  • Occupation: Retired- former CFO for a private investment firm in Nashville
  • Campus: Brentwood
  • Current Service: Deacon, Brentwood campus
  • Past Service: Deacon; Member, Finance Ministry Team (2015-17); Chair, Finance Ministry Team (2017); Member, Brentwood Baptist Foundation Board (somewhere around 2006-08); Chair, Rockbridge Foundation Board (around 2008), Sunday morning nursery volunteer at The Church at Avenue South during its launch in 2014-15
  • Statement of Faith: I was a lukewarm church goer in my youth who first experienced the unconditional love and grace of God at a weekend mountaintop-like retreat in 1986 at the age of 30. It changed everything for me- my heart, priorities, worldview, things that I hold of high value- and I surrendered my life to Jesus. Since then I’ve sought to live each day after the model of my Savior and to honor God’s requirements found in Micah 6:8.

Tiffany Coursey

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  • Spouse: Brandon Coursey
  • Occupation: Human Resources
  • Campus: Lockeland Springs
  • Current Service: Staff Resource Team Chair, Discover Class Facilitator, Discover Coach, First Impressions Team
  • Past Service: Staff Resource Team (2020 – present), Children’s Worship Care Volunteer (2017 – 2020)
  • Statement of Faith: At 8 years old, I accepted Christ as my Savior. In the years that followed, I was not always the Christ-follower that I wish I had been. Thankfully, the Lord chased me as far as I could run. Today, I can clearly see the ways he loved me, protected me, and drew me close to him. I believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and that through him and only him we are saved by grace through faith. I will spend the rest of my life chasing him, desperately grateful that he chased me.

Nathan Gray

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  • Spouse: Amber Gray
  • Children: Jacob, Ethan, and Ari Gray
  • Occupation: Assistant Director of Sales Training at Supernus Pharmaceuticals
  • Campus: Nolensville
  • Current Service: Deacon, Life Group Leader, Men’s Group Leader, Host Team, Special Needs Ministry
  • Previous Service: Chairman Nolensville Deacon Ministry, Launch Team Member
  • Statement of Faith: I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of 8 at Vacation Bible School. As a Christian I strive everyday to grow closer to Him.

Jeff Kauppila

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  • Spouse: Amy
  • Children: Audrey, Abigail, Daniel
  • Occupation: Chief Technology Officer of Reliable MicroSystems, LLC; Research Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Vanderbilt University
  • Campus: Brentwood
  • Current Service: Group Leader, Deacon (Team I)
  • Past Service: Senior Pastor Search Team (2022-2023), Staff Resource Team (2020-2022; 2009–2012; Vice Chair: 2021; Chairman: 2022), On and Off Campus LIFE Group Leader (2003–2016, 2018 – present), Focus Study Leader (2008–2010, 2013, 2015, 2022), THRIVE Lead Team, TNT Participant (2005–2007), Decision Counselor (2003–2005), Gospel Conversations Coach, Leader Enlistment Team
  • Statement of Faith: When I was in middle school, a few friends, who attended Brentwood Baptist Church, ignited my curiosity to read the Scriptures and opened my eyes to my need for a Savior. As a result of many Gospel Conversations, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior during a summer
    camp at the age of 14. Since that time, several individuals have discipled me and taught me more about following the Lord. Amy and I have both benefitted greatly from the process of discipleship and have sought to encourage others in the same way. We desire to follow God’s commands in 2 Timothy 2:2 and 2:15 by inspiring others to be not only disciples of Christ, but disciple-makers.

Donna L. Keel

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  • Spouse: Marlin Keel
  • Children: Daniel (Traci) Keel and Karen Keel
  • Occupation: Retired from Cigna HealthCare in 2014 (23 years) with experience in Contracting, Compliance, Project Management and Domestic & International Operations
  • Campus: Woodbine
  • Current Service: Trustee (2020-2023), Secretary 2021-22; Teacher Rotation Children K-Grade 5
  • Past Service: Member of Brentwood Baptist since 2009. Co-Lead Life Group Young Couples (2011-2013) and Singles (2013-2014). Moved to the Church at Woodbine in August 2014. Member of the Woodbine Vision/Transition Team (2014-2015). Re-started Woodbine Children’s Ministry in November 2014. Member of Finance Ministry Team (2015-2018), FMT Vice Chair (2017), FMT Chair (2018). Sr. Pastor Search Team 2022-2023.
  • Statement of Faith: Nothing can replace growing up with godly parents and mentors who exhibit God’s love, mercy and grace. I had that blessing and seek to share that blessing with children in my path. At age 8, I realized the need to commit to a personal and ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ. God blessed me again with a faithful Christian husband who has been the spiritual leader of our family. My Heavenly Father has remained my faithful source of strength, guidance and peace through successes and failures in my life. I believe our response to God’s outpouring of blessings is in service to others. I serve because He gave (Mark 10:45). And when I am weak, He strengthens me (Isaiah 41:10).

Mitch Simpson

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  • Spouse: Carol (deceased)
  • Children: Hailey, Madison, and Austin Simpson
  • Occupation: President of Entech Engineering, Inc. (A mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering consulting firm in Brentwood TN)
  • Campus: Avenue South
  • Current Service: Active deacon at Ave South Campus, Mentor Relationship Ministry Leader, Life Group Host, Support teacher in Preschool and Children’s ministry, TNT Next Level candidate, Lay Lead Missions Leadership Team.
  • Past Service: TNT Graduate 2019, Men in Training 2015-2019, Global Mission Journey to Guatemala
    2019 and 2021,2022, and 2023. Co-lead team in 2022 and 2023.
  • Statement of Faith: Although I was raised in church, I didn’t accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior until I was in college. While I tried to live out my faith over the last 59 years, it wasn’t until 11 years ago that I truly understood the reality of Christ in my life. My wife of 24 years unexpectedly passed away, leaving me and my three teenage children to figure out life as a broken family. Through this trial, I was finally able to understand what “my grace is sufficient for you” (2 Cor. 12:9) really meant. Now I know and feel the hope I have in Christ and think it is our responsibility to share that same hope with the lost and seeking in this world. I believe in the one true God and that He loved us so much that He sent His son to this world that we might live through Him. I also believe the Bible is the infallible and inerrant word of God and that our lives and decisions should be lived in light of God’s word.

Art Tennille

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  • Spouse: Ruth
  • Children: Rob Tennille and Mandy Greene
  • Occupation: Director, Retirement Solutions at GuideStone Financial Resources
  • Campus: Brentwood
  • Current Service: Deacon (2007 – Present), Deacon Team Co-Leader (2008 – Present), Worship Choir
    (2005 – Present), BBC LIFE Group member (2005 – Present), BBC Member (2005 – Present)
  • Past Service: Staff Resource Team (2019 – 2022), Middle Tennessee Initiative Leadership Team (2014 –
    2016), TNT Leadership (2014), Worship Choir Leadership Team (2008-2018), Mission Journey to
    Pearlington, MS (2008)
  • Statement of Faith: Having grown up with a family and church family who encouraged and supported me, when I was almost 11 I began to fully grasp the truths of scripture, such as those in John 3:16, Romans 10:9, and John 14:6. Near the end of a week of Vacation Bible School that year I prayed, admitting to Jesus that I was a sinner, believing in Him and accepting Him as my personal Savior and Lord. I believe He is the Son of God, that He died on the cross, and that he was raised from the dead so that we might have eternal life. I believe that salvation is a gift of grace from God and that we are justified before Him solely on the basis of Christ’s righteousness, and not through any personal effort of our own. Additionally, I believe the Bible is the complete, infallible, divinely-inspired Word of God, written without any error. It is God’s complete revelation of Himself to man. I’ve truly been blessed to be a part of the ministry of Brentwood Baptist Church, and I am always humbled when God calls on me to serve.

Charlie Westerfield

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  • Spouse: Andrea Westerfield
  • Children: Julia and Noelle
  • Occupation: Sr. Project Manager at SourceBlue
  • Campus: Nolensville
  • Current Service: Chairman of FMT, Deacon, and Host Team.
  • Past Service: Deacon Chairman, Nolensville Campus Launch Team, TNT Graduate
  • Statement of Faith: I was raised in a family of faith and from an early age felt the holy spirit working. I accepted Christ as my Savior at 8; knowing that He is the only way to the Father. I have been active in church since that time and along the way met my wife while severing at the Baptist Student Union at Murray State. We started attending Brentwood Baptist at the Kairos service and shortly after joined a life group and began serving. My wife and I joined the Nolensville Launch team and have seen the amazing things God can do as we bring is message to more and more communities. Serving the church to see fellow believers live out their calling and using their spiritual gifts is a personal joy of mine. Philippians 3:12-16.

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