Tony Sparrow

Greetings! I am thankful for the opportunity to be the Lead Pastor at Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene. I am blessed with an amazing family. My wife Lindsey, my son Wesley, and my daughter Kate are gifts from God. We aren't anywhere close to being a perfect family, but God's grace is at work in us. Lindsey and I desire to be the spouse that God has called us to be to one another, and we both desire to be parents who point our kids to Christ. Did I mention that we need your prayers?

I was called to ministry at 17, which brought me to Trevecca Nazarene University in 1996. During my time at TNU, I received the call to preach. This call happened just before leaving for a mission trip. That night, I sensed the Holy Spirit speaking to my heart saying this, "Tony, you have the greatest news in the world to tell people, and I want you to spend the rest of your life preaching that good news." This call has been fulfilled in youth ministry for six years, college/young adult ministry for four years, and as a pastor of evangelism and discipleship for a year. This call has brought me to Old Hickory, and I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for our church and community.

My favorite hobbies include basketball, disc golf, and watching most sports. I am also currently working on my Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

One of my favorite scriptures is Romans 8:1-2, "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death."

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