Craig Evans began as the preaching minister in 2018.  Craig is married to Briana Lutes Evans and is the proud father of Ezekiel who was born in early 2019. He has served as the preaching minister for the Spring Hill Church of Christ from 2010-2018, and the youth minister for the Calvert City Church of Christ from 1998-2010.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Bible and a Master’s degree in Ministry from Freed-Hardeman University. 


Philip Jenkins has been the youth minister at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ since 2010. He and his wife Laura have two kids named Lucas and Holley. Philip is the chairman of the board of Evangelism University and has authored two books, The Lunch Ladies and Take Route.

Bryan LeMasters became our Discipleship Minister in the summer of 2019. He has a passion for connecting people to Jesus and helping them to live out the Gospel. Before joining the Mt. Juliet family, he served as a youth minister for eight years with Madison Church of Christ in Madison, AL. He has a B.S. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University. He and his wife, Allyson, were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Ava, in June of 2017. 


Tim Martin began serving as our Education Minister in 2011. He married his wife, Tracy in 1997 and they have one daughter, Presley. Tim holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee and a MMin in Biblical Studies degree from Heritage Christian University. He is currently working on his PhD in New Testament Studies at Amridge University. Tim also oversees our Wilson County Jail and Transportation ministries.


Blaine McKinney, originally from Owensville, MO, started his work as our youth minister in residence in early 2019. Previously, he has been a summer intern in our youth ministry as well as a youth minister for the Juno Church of Christ during his time in college. He graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with an undergraduate degree in Missions.

Other Staff

Tina Edwards

Tina Edwards has been our Preschool Director since 2007. She lived in the state of New York for thirty years prior to moving to Mt. Juliet. She has 14 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a degree in education.


Laura Jenkins has served as a counselor at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ since 2010. She graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 2006 and received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Tennessee in 2010. She and her husband Philip have two children, Lucas and Holley.


Lauren Moss grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee before attending Freed-Hardeman University, where she earned degrees in Child & Family Studies and Early Childhood Education. She began working as the Children's Program Coordinator at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ in June of 2016.