Pastor Nate Shurden is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. While in seminary, Nate served at First Presbyterian Church Jackson in the Christian Education Dept. and as Assistant Editor for reformation21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Upon graduation, Nate was called to be Minister of Discipleship and Young Adults at FPC Jackson where he served for three years. In 2010, Nate accepted a new call to Franklin, TN to help plant Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. Nate is married to Christy, and they have four young children.
Assistant Pastor Tony B. Giles is a native of Nashville where the Lord captured his heart as a senior in high school and began to gently and thoroughly re-orient his life around the gospel. Seven years later with a degree from Vanderbilt University, and three years ministry with Young Life, he headed south with his new bride, Mary Lynn to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson MS. They made their home in Charlottesville, Virginia for the next 24 years where he fell in love with the church as both Associate Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church and Director of Undergraduate Ministries at the Center for Christian Study. He returned to Nashville in 2008 and most recently served as interim senior pastor at Christ Community Church Franklin, TN. Tony’s ministry through the years has revolved around shepherding, spiritual formation and leadership development. The two great surprises of his life: the lavish grace of the gospel and that he finds himself a pastor. Tony and Mary Lynn have two adult daughters, Rebecca Giles and Mary Grace Bundrick.
Greg Wilbur (Worship & Chief Musician) has a BA in Music and a Masters Degree in Music Composition. For more than ten years, he taught the arts (music, drama, art history, and aesthetics) as well as literature and Rhetoric. He serves as the Dean of New College Franklin and as a senior teaching fellow. Greg serves as the Chief Musician of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church where he also leads literature discussions and other arts events. In 2010 Ligonier Ministries released a CD of his congregational songs called My Cry Ascends: New Parish Psalms which was followed in 2012 with Christ is Our Cornerstone. He lives in Franklin with his wife Sophia, daughter Eleanor.
Susan Bumpus, Administrative Assistant
Linda VanGorden, Nursery Coordinator