Justin Bailey
Justin BaileyLead Pastor
Justin, long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest, prefers the climate and culture of Middle Tennessee. He and his wife, Brandi, were married in 2004 and have four beautiful children: Emma (’05) Jaden (’07) Jett (’10) and Cole (’15).

Justin is currently completing a Th.M. at Southern Evangelical Seminary with an emphasis in Philosophy.
He 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.

Brandi helps Justin and the church with some Administrative elements, serves on the worship leadership team and enjoys helping to plan events and retreats. Her life verse is Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose.”

The Bailey’s love spending time with their family & Nala the golden-doodle, having their kids’ friends in their home regularly, traveling, and serving together at Christ Life.

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 CecilYoung Adults/Deacon
Chris Cecil is our Young Adults Ministry Leader. He is a Deacon and longtime member of CLC. He and his wife, Paula, have raised four children: Mikaela, Madison, Marisa, and Tristan. Their oldest daughter Mikaela is married to Matthew and they have a beautiful son, Everest making Chris and Paula grandparents!

Chris 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.

Chris does a lot of behind the scenes ministry including but not limited to: making coffee every week for nearly every service, making sure the building is safe and secure, audio/video setup and management, and filling in wherever there’s a need. He is a great asset to CLC!

Larry Castle
Larry CastleCore Team
Larry and his wife Julie are both valuable leaders in the ministry at CLC! Larry is a member of the leadership team and provides wisdom, experience and organization to everything he does. Julie leads our children’s ministry and does a phenomenal job with them. Larry and Julie have raised three sons together and love spending time with their family.