Nate Shurden is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN, which he planted in 2011. Before moving to Franklin, Nate was the Minister of Discipleship & Young Adults at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, and the Assistant Editor of reformation21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Nate was born and raised in Laurel, MS, and educated at Bannockburn College (Franklin, TN) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Nate serves as an adjunct professor at New College Franklin and is regular contributor to Ligonier Ministries, Christward Collective, and He Reads Truth. Sixteen years ago Nate married his college sweetheart, Christy. They have four children: Rosalyn (13), Katie (11), Knox (9), and Luke (5).
Tony 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.
Worship & Chief Musician
Greg grew up in the church as the son of a pastor and church musician. Even as he studied music at the University of Alabama (B.A. & M.M.), his desire was to serve in the church leading and planning corporate worship. With a desire to teach congregations the heritage of her worship and music, he has composed and released two CDs of his compositions of congregational psalms, hymns and service music—My Cry Ascends and Christ is Our Cornerstone. He also composes for choir, orchestra, film and chamber ensembles including the soundtrack for the recently released documentary on Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Logic on Fire. Opportunities to educate and disciple young adults led to the creation of New College Franklin—a Christian liberal arts college. His wife, Sophia, and daughter, Eleanor, all enjoy reading, cooking, taking walks and enjoying life in middle Tennessee.