Jake Glover | Youth Minister

Since 2016, Jake Glover has been Cedar Lane’s youth minister, serving the families of middle and high school aged teens. Jake studied youth ministry at Lipscomb University, and has worked in ministries in Nashville’s inner city as well as in Kentucky before moving to Tullahoma. He and his wife Megan have a delightful little boy named Isaac, and a cunning dog named Oscar.

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Steven Hovater | Preaching and Outreach Minister

Since, 2010, Steven has delighted in preaching at Cedar Lane and leading Cedar Lane’s efforts to engage our local community. Steven holds a M.Div from Harding’s School of Theology and a D.Min from Columbia Theological Seminary. He and his wife Kelly are raising a squad of four kids (Micah, Izzy, Deacon, and Lucy), and can be often found smacking around a soccer ball.


Andrew Collins | Children’s Minister

Andrew has served as Cedar Lane’s children’s minister since 2016, where he leads our community of families with babies through 5th graders. Andrew studied Digital Animation at Middle Tennessee State University before working in Youth ministries in Kentucky and Arkansas. He and his wife Rachel have three kids, Grace, Cooper and Abby. Andrew is the most prolific walker on our staff, by far.


Gary Johnson | Pastoral Care Minister and Counselor

Gary serves Cedar Lane as our Pastoral Care minister, and also works as the counselor at Renewal Counseling Center at Cedar Lane. Gary finished his marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Degree at Trevecca University, and is Cedar Lane’s longest-serving current staff member, having served the church since 1997. Gary and his wife Jennifer have launched three fantastic kids (Brandon, Kristin, Machelle) into the world, and are enjoying having the nest all to themselves these days (except for when the grandkids come to visit.)


Melisha Berridge | Administrative Assistant

On Mondays and Tuesdays, Melisha works as the administrative assistant at Cedar Lane’s Agape Counseling Center. On Wednesday through Fridays, she puts on a different hat and works in the church office as our Administrative Assistant. Melisha is a master of organization, and is great at managing all of the information that flows through the church office. She and her husband Walt have raised two boys, Nathan and Brandon, and she lights up when the grandkids have a chance to visit the office!


Jennifer Land | Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Land serves as our administrative assistant for the first couple of days of every week, splitting her time between receptionist and financial processing duties. Jennifer and her husband Gary still have two vivacious boys (Mason and Dillon) at home, and an adult daughter Katie. Jennifer spends her spare time trying to convince her husband that it really would be okay if they had more dogs and cats.