Justin Bailey
Justin BaileyLead Pastor
Justin was a long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest, but he and his family enjoy the climate and culture of Middle Tennessee. He and his wife, Brandi, were married in 2004 and have four children: Emma, Jaden, Jett, and Cole.

He received a B.A. in Biblical Theology from the Master’s College and is currently completing a Th.M. at Southern Evangelical Seminary with an emphasis in Philosophy.

Justin loves the study and teaching of God’s Word and is passionate about collaborative ministry empowering people to serve in their spiritual gifts for the benefit of His Church.

Jacob Sharp
Jacob SharpWorship & Youth Minister
Jacob was a member of Christ Life Community Church for many years before becoming a full-time minister. He and his lovely wife, Haley, reside in Murfreesboro, TN. During this season of disruption, Jacob has striven to offer creative ways for young people to chase after Jesus, and develop community with each other. From Jacob: “This church has been the place where I found Jesus, and where I grew alongside family to know Him for who He is. My desire is to see the body of Christ passionately follow Jesus with every fiber of their being; and to find that He really is that good!”

Jim Henkle
Jim HenkleLead Deacon
Jim and Shelley Henkle have been part of Christ Life for many years. The Henkle‘s have played an integral role in the Children’s and Youth Ministry as the Directors of Education for Children, Youth and Adults. Jim also serves as a leader and mentor for the Youth Worship Team. They have four amazing children and enjoy that their home is often full of laughter. Jim and Shelley love watching–and quoting–movies, being outdoors, floating in the pool all summer, and will accept almost any coffee offer, any time.
Chris Cecil
Chris CecilDeacon
Chris Cecil is a recently ordained Deacon, and a longtime member of CLC. He and his wife, Paula, have reared four children: Mikaela, Madison, Marisa, and Tristan.

Chris is the Young Adult Ministry Leader, and he works closely with the Youth Ministry. He is also committed to an outreach ministry to the Muslim community. If you’re interested in learning more, talk to him about it. He enjoys sharing what God is doing to save the lost, right here in our own back yard.

On Sundays, you may also notice him assisting with the Worship Team by running the audio/video setup and management.