Meet our staff and leaders

  • Matt Taylor

    lead Pastor

    Matt is married to Charly, and they have two children, Ellie and Carter.  Matt and Charly both attended Trevecca Nazarene University, although 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 lover, and hard working mom, who is currently a Nurse Practitioner in Portland, TN.  The Taylor’s also love their yellow Labrador, Lucy.


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


    Matt holds a B.A. in Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University, a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University, and Doctor of Ministry from Nazarene Theological Seminary.


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

  • Keegan Reckinger

    Resident Church Planter

    Keegan is originally from Freeport, Illinois, and attended Olivet Nazarene University for a year after graduating high school. After a four year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps, Keegan relocated to Bethpage in order to attend Trevecca Nazarene University; studying for his bachelor’s in Religion with a minor in world history. 

    On any given day, you could find Keegan doing one of many things. He has a love for knowledge and learning, whether that be from a hands-on task or a book. Reading, fishing, shooting, working on his truck, and traveling are a few things that Keegan loves. 

  • Pablo Escobar

    Hispanic Ministry

    Pablo joined our ministry team in the summer of 2022.   Pablo attended seminary in Mexico and is currently finishing his course of study through the MidSouth District in order to be ordained in the Church of the Nazarene.  Pablo and his wife, Irene, have resided in Portland, TN for over 10 years where he continues to co-vocationally work as a pool installer.

  • Dan Headrick

    Associate Pastor

    Dan is married to Jane and they have two adulting children, Kristen and Jim, and one really cute and nervous rescue Mickey. Dan is a Physical Therapist of over thirty years and surrendered to God’s call to vocational ministry fully in 2019. He earned his MA in Pastoral and Ministerial Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University in late 2022. He and Jane met in college at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee and have been married since 1991. Jane is a licensed Family and Marriage counselor, and both Dan and Jane have served Jesus in many roles from Youth Ministry, short term mission teams, Life Group and Bible Study Leaders and various leadership positions in the Churches they have attended. 

    Dan and Jane love doing life in Jesus, with each other and with others. Dan loves to fish, and Jane will tell you this is the one activity that she likes him to do with others! Hiking, singing, cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers, and walking alongside their two adulting children are all activities Dan and Jane love doing together. Dan and Jane are soon to welcome a new son to their family. Jose Castro and their oldest Kristen, are to be wed in California in late March of 2023. Jim, their youngest, lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky and has a steady girlfriend who is like a second daughter also.

    Dan is co-vocational, working during the week as a Physical Therapist and serving as the Associate Pastor at PNC around that work schedule. You will see him serving in the Praise Team, leading our new Young Adult Life Group and intermittent short term Topical Studies, organizing a Short-Term Mission Team, greeting, disciplining regular attenders and members, and preaching as needed.

    You can reach Dan via text or call at (615)-476-0037 or email at

  • Adrianna Holt

    Youth and Communications Minister

    Adrianna is married to Chris Holt. They have one daughter, Christabella.  Adrianna also works as a substitute teacher at a local elementary school, where she can be close to her daughter. Chris works for A Family Legacy as a family service counselor, helping people plan for their funeral and cemetery arraignments. He likes football, playing golf, and video games. Adrianna enjoys helping coach her daughter's sports teams, building things, and being with family. 

    Adrianna graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a BA in Worship Arts. Her focus was on the media side, taking classes that ranged from graphic design and recording audio to pastoral and theological classes.

  • Amanda Long

    Children's Director

    Amanda is married to Christopher Long. They met while he was home on leave from the Army and were married a year later. They have four beautiful children: Margaret, Hank, Charlie, and Catherine. Amanda loves to read, but she usually spends her time running her children to their many activities from hockey, football, and basketball, to gymnastics and golf. You may also find her planning various Girl Scout events as she leads a troop of 25 girls and serves as the local Service Unit Manager. Chris works for North American Stamping group. His favorite hobbies are taking the kids on new adventures and coaching their sports teams. 

    Amanda graduated from Cumberland University with a Bachelor’s in Science of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for 10 years before taking a break to raise her children at home. She did not grow up going to church.  She started attending Portland Nazarene Church because she was invited to friend day in 2020. From that day on she never looked back. Amanda has since been baptized, served in various groups including co-leading a discipleship group, and served as the interim children’s ministry coordinator from August 2022-July 2023. In August 2023 she became the Children’s ministry director and will begin taking courses in Family ministry in the fall. She has loved serving as the hands and feet of Jesus and can’t wait to see where He leads her and her family. One of her biggest joys is watching her children grow up knowing Jesus.