Our Staff

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Todd Wermers



Todd Wermers grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and Baytown, TX. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Youth Ministry from Columbia International University and a Master in Marriage and Family (MMFT) from Trevecca Nazarene University. Todd pastored at Summit Church in Fort Myers, FL, where he served as Recovery Pastor and Teaching Pastor, before moving to Spring Hill, TN, in 2012. He now serves as 12 Steps and Outdoor Experiential Counselor at Center for Professional Excellence (CPE), an addictions treatment center that exists to treat professional men who are struggling with behavioral and/or addiction issues. Todd is married to Jennifer and they have 2 children, Tennysen and Cedar.

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Tracey Abernathy



Tracey Abernathy began as our church secretary in February of 2015. She and her husband, Mike have been members of PCBC for 7 years. They attend regularly with their children, Robin and Jackson. Tracey is employed by Rutherford County Schools as a kindergarten teacher and resides in Murfreesboro. She enjoys spending time with her family and serving as the Nursery Director at PCBC. 

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Jared Farley

Interim Worship Leader


Jared Farley began as our interim music minister at the beginning of April of this year. He has faithfully been attending and serving in the music ministry for 2 years. He has served at churches here locally in the middle Tennessee area as well as in Florida where he is originally from. When he is not serving at Powell’s Chapel, he is working at the Apple Store or continuing his graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University.

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Jeri Holland

Children's Minister


Jeri Holland began as our Children's Minister in June 2017. She has worked with our children's programs since 9/2015. She and her husband, Jack have been members of PCBC for 5 yrs. They have two daughters Megan (Alex) and Leah (BJ). She has 3 grandsons: Jackson, Briar and Wyatt. They all attend our church. Jeri is employed @ MMC&SurgiCenter where she is a nurse and resides in Murfreesboro.                            



Church Clerk -Tracey Abernathy
Asst.- Eleanor Dowdy

Treasurer - Jonathan Little
Asst. - Keith Brent

Sunday School Director - Mike Abernathy
Asst. - Eleanor Dowdy

Discipleship Training Director - Todd Wermers

Brotherhood Director - Currently Open

Librarian - Charline Phillips

Vacation Bible School Director - Jeri Holland

Children's Church - Jeri Holland

Nursery Coordinator - Tracey Abernathy

Head Usher - James Baskin
Asst. - Jack Holland

Association Executive Committee - Todd Wermers

Church Host - Michelle Hartley

Pianist - 
Organist - Dwayne Short & Keith Brent

Senior Adult Director - Eleanor Dowdy

Deacon Chairman - Gerry Short
Vice Chairman -


Gerry Short grew up at Powell's Chapel Baptist Church.  He became a deacon in 2000.  He is employed at Bridgestone.  He and his wife Patty and their son Trenton reside in Smyrna. They have two sons who are married: Josh (Jamie) and Tyler (Shelby). They also have two granddaughters.  Anyone wishing to contact Gerry may do so at

Lynn Phillips grew up at Powell's Chapel Baptist.  He is currently employed with Bridgestone.  He and his wife, Cindy reside in Murfreesboro.  Their children Brad (Beth) and Beth (Adam) Wilcox are also members of our church. They have one grandson, Elijah. 

Larry Wrather grew up at Powell's Chapel Baptist.  He and his wife, Donna, reside in Murfreesboro and have three sons, Scott, Chris (Sally) and Lance.  They have five grandchildren, Wesley, Blake, Holly, Sarah and Mary Beth.

Pat Ryan is currently serving as a Deacon after taking some time off. He and his wife, Gayle have been members of our church for quite some time. They have one daughter, Jessica (Bradley) Brandon and a granddaughter, Emma Ryan Brandon. 

Mike Hartley is another Deacon of our church. He and his wife, Michelle have been members for several years and both are very active in our church. They have three children, Allen Michael, Amber and Andrew. They also have 3 grandsons.