Meet our Staff and Leaders

  • Pastor Matt Taylor

    Pastor Matt’s primary responsibilities include preaching/teaching, vision casting/strategy, pastoral care and leadership of the pastor staff and church board. 


    Matt is married to Charly, and they have one daughter, Eleanor who was born in January of 2018.  Matt and Charly both attended Trevecca Nazarene University, although they attended at separate times.  They met as counselors at a High School Church Camp—where Matt insists he married his camp girlfriend!


    Matt loves a good home improvement project, fishing and spending time with his family.  Charly is an avid reader, beach loving, hard working mom, who is currently a Nurse Practitioner in Portland, TN.  Both Matt and Charly also love their yellow Labrador, Lucy.


    Matt has his B.A. in Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University and his Master’s of Divinity from Vanderbilt University.


    You can reach Matt by calling the church office at 615-325-4805 or through email at PastorMattTaylor (at)

  • Children's Pastor Kim Bradley

    Pastor Kim loves Jesus, and loves telling kids about Jesus! Children’s ministry is more than a job to her, it’s a blessing. She believes with all her heart that teaching kids about Jesus matters and sets the foundation for life as a Christian adult.

    Kim and her husband, Jerry were married in 1990 and have 2 kids. Kylie is a graduate of Olivet/Trevecca Nazarene University and Robbie is a student at Portland High School and a member of the PHS Baseball team. Kim and her family love sports, especially track and field, Predators Hockey, and Kentucky Basketball. (GO CATS!)

  • Church Secretary Bev Embry

    Bev grew up in Florida, attended Trevecca Nazarene University for one year, and received her bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene University. Following graduation she married her roommate's brother, Jeff.

    They have four daughters: Kristi, Krista, Keri, and Kandi; and have two granddaughters, Kirsten and Amara, and one grandson, Chase. They began attending Portland Nazarene Church in 1999.