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.

  • Lynn Biggs, Youth Director

    Lynn is originally from Indiana but ended up following her heart to Franklin, KY. There she met Larry, who was the piano player in her cousin’s southern gospel group. They married in 1990 and she moved a little further south to New Deal, TN where she became Step-Mom to Duane, Andy and Tim, aka the “Three Little Biggs”. The boys have grown up and are serving the Lord as pastors, preachers and in music ministry.
    Larry and Lynn have been an active part of this Church since 2001. She was led to serve in youth ministry in 2003 and has loved and led our 6 th thru 12 th graders for many years.

    Lynn has been employed with the same White House, TN steel company for over 23 years. Larry retired from the HVAC industry after being with Dale Supply Company for over 32 years. He still plays and sings southern gospel music with the Rangers Quartet and helps with projects around the church.

    They spend as much time as they can with their family, especially the best six grandchildren in the world!

  • Worship Pastor Amanda Kleeb

    Amanda received her BA in Music Education from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV. She began her ministerial studies at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH, and is currently enrolled in Northwestern Nazarene University’s online Modular Course of Study for Ministry Preparation in the Church of the Nazarene.

    Amanda sings, plays guitar, and piano, while Jeff, her husband, plays the bass and assists in working with sound and media.  Jeff is a project manager for large equipment construction sites.  Jeff and Amanda have three children, Kyler, Jennette, and Rosie.