What is Sacrament?
Sacrament is a new church planted in Nashville which exists to call people into the beautiful and captivating story of Jesus that they might become fully devoted followers of Christ and join His work in the world of bringing heaven to earth.”
Our dream is to participate in God's work in the world as people who are rooted in the Christian story, relational in our approach to each other, holistic in our view of every part of our lives, and missional in our engagement with our surroundings.
A "sacrament" is a place where heaven and earth meet. We believe that God has called us as a people to reflect His desire to bring together heaven and earth. Jesus is the ultimate "sacrament" and we are invited to live our lives both as individuals and as a community as sacraments for a broken world. We invite you to join in!
Sacrament describes ourselves as a "Convergent" community, intentionally blending Christian traditions as we seek unity in the body of Christ. If you want to read more about what this means to us, check it out here.
Preston and Ashley Sharpe
Preston and Ashley Sharpe are the founding pastors of Sacrament in East Nashville. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Preston has been in full-time ministry for over twelve years. Ashley is a Professional Therapist. Both Preston and Ashley graduated from Oral Roberts University. Ashley also received a Master's Degree in Christian Counseling from ORU, and Preston went on to receive his Masters Degree in Christian Ministry from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. They were married in 2006 and adopted a newborn baby girl (Lucy Rachel) in May of 2013. Preston and Ashley are excited about what God is doing in Nashville and are thrilled to be a part of it.
Hannah Knox, David Walley, and Pastor Preston Sharpe
A vestry board is the representative council of the church with regard to all matters pertaining to its finances, property, and other corporate decisions. Vestry boards have functioned in church communities around the world for hundreds of years, and continues to be an excellent source of accountability and responsible decision making.
Music Leadership Team
Hannah Knox, Tyler Knox, David Christopher, Sam Reynolds, and David Moran
Sacrament is led in song each week by a group of folks from a variety of backgrounds and different musical expressions. Each of these rotates leading a band of talented musicians and they all work together to create an environment of celebration and adoration.
Ashley Sharpe and Sarah Moran
Ashley and Sarah work together to create a formative, engaging, and fun environment for kiddos at Sacrament Church.
At Sacrament, we believe that discipleship begins at a young age and that the Christian story is beautiful and captivating.
Ashley and Sarah lead an amazing team of volunteers to prepare lessons, tell the Biblical story in creative ways, and engage the historic seasons of the church calendar.