Tim Stutler

Lead Pastor
Pastor Tim is a third-generation minister who thought he was going to be a professional musician until he realized that God had other plans for him. He grew up in West Virginia and attended the University of Kentucky on a trumpet scholarship. He did graduate studies in music at Northern Illinois University and later, completed an M.Div. at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served numerous roles in the church including children’s and youth ministry, choral directing, worship planning and leading, and lead pastor. He is a strategic thinker and an effective communicator who is passionate about discipleship. His ministry is marked by love and peace. Together with his wife Angela Mills Stutler, they have invested their lives into the ministry of the church, mission work and raising their two kids. Ken and Hannah are both serving God in the ministry. Tim enjoys going to movies on “Date Nights” with his wife, deep sea fishing, making music, cooking and making homemade ice cream. He has served in various capacities in his communities from coaching baseball to directing bands, from serving on the city council to serving on the board of directors at Christian schools. He is currently the Vice-Moderator of the Nashville Presbytery. He is a master at bad jokes, so be careful.

Meet our team.

Tyler Bennett

Next Generation Ministry Assistant
Tyler Bennett grew up in the area and has made Goodlettsville Church his home church for over 15 years. He has served in different volunteer capacities at the church and now works as a NextGen Ministry Assistant, providing support with the children’s and youth ministry at Goodlettsville Church. Along with video games and sports, Tyler also loves technology. He studied Computer Science at Tennessee Tech University and now works as a Technical Sales Rep for Dell Technologies.

Kathy Dawson

Office Administrator
Kathy is married to her husband Dave of 40 years and has three daughters and six grandchildren. She loves serving the Lord, doing crafts, gardening, and spending time with her husband and grandchildren. Kathy accepted Christ as her savior in the fall of 1971 and has been in the church ministry since 1977. She moved to Tennessee in 2012 from Davenport, Iowa, and started working for the church in April 2013.

Ken Barker

Worship Specialist
In my young adult years I enjoyed working at Word Music and Lifeway Worship, creating four hymnals along the way, and editing, writing, arranging, and producing much choral and instrumental music for the church. Our very own Goodlettsville Church has in its pews the first of those four hymnals I was honored to be a part of. Also almost forty years ago I married Brenda, and together we adopted eleven beautiful children from six different countries! We are a "Little U.N.," and I have been called the "father of many nations!" We are also proud of our four incredible grandchildren!

Now in my middle adult years I am happy and blessed to serve Goodlettsville Church administrating the worship and music area, playing piano, and directing the choir. Our church is filled with talented people, and I desire to see all who are musically gifted use their abilities to serve our Lord Jesus and His Kingdom. I also work part-time for a ministry staffing company, enjoy having a small music company, and getting the word out about the origin of our family through a cinematic book I wrote called "Coming Home."

Cece Mcdonald

Early childhood director
Cece grew up in a home with a mom and dad who loved God and one another and taught her biblical values. She heard the Gospel at church and received Christ as her Savior at the age of 11. Cece worked at Nordstrom and met her husband, Jim. They have been married 29 years and have two amazing children. She worked at St. John The Baptist School and had the wonderful opportunity of teaching P.E. to Kindergarten children and working with first graders. She then volunteered for two years at Marantha Christian Academy where her daughters attended school and was offered a job to work with first grade children again. She went back to school in 2017 after her kids were done with school and received a degree in paralegal studies in 2019. Cece worked in the legal business for 5 years. In November of 2021, her husband received a job transfer to Tennessee. They moved from California to Tennessee. She said that they are so blessed to be here, and is so thankful to God to apart of a beautiful children's ministry.

Ken Stutler

 Ministry Assistant
Ken Stutler is a PK (pastor’s kid). Ken grew up in this church and loves the area because it’s his home. He admits he’s a bit of a nerd…Ken loves Star Wars, Superheroes (the Flash is his favorite), and he enjoys pretty much any pop cultural reference. Growing up a Pastor’s kid he has grown to have a tremendous heart for ministry. Ken is pursuing a degree in ministry and has served as a youth minister for two years before coming on staff with us. Not only has he served as a youth pastor, but he also has experience in tech and media brings a lot to the table in these areas. Having grown up in this church Ken has seen how God has blessed this church in the past and is even more excited to see what God has in store for the future.

Matthew Diggs

Media coordinator
Matthew Diggs is an amazing addition to our team and is over the media, but didn't send in his information so this will have to do. He is a gifted photographer and has a heart for ministry. He has an amazing beard and has based it off a young gandalf. He attributes his look to "The Lord of the rings".