STAFF & LEADERSHIP
"Sharing God's Deep Gladness in Renewing All Things."
"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord
rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ."
Meet The Team
Jimmy grew up in Charlotte, NC, where at age 10 he first understood that he was a sinner and gladly received Jesus as his Savior and Lord. After graduating from Charlotte Christian School, Jimmy went to Bryan College and Dallas Theological Seminary to prepare for pastoral ministry. Jimmy was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the PCA in 1998 and has since served in Florida, Tennessee, and Texas as a pastor to youth and college students, a church planter, a pastor of discipleship, as well as a high school and college Bible teacher. Jimmy has enjoyed serving as Pastor of Mountain Fellowship since February of 2018.
His closest friend, partner in ministry, and favorite person in the world is Christine, with whom he shares the adventure of friendship with their awesome adult children, Abi, Micah, and Anna, and their crazy canines, Charlie and Chloe.
Eric and his wife, Sarah grew up in Hixson, Tennessee, and they have lived on Signal Mountain for the last 20 years. Eric heard and believed the gospel in high school through the ministry of Camp Vesper Point. Eric graduated from the Baylor School and majored in Industrial Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Eric has been bi-vocational for his entire career working in the steel fabrication industry as a designer/craftsman and in the church as a music leader. Eric is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Eric and Sarah have four children, Mattie, Will, Hannah, and Rachel.
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DIRECTOR OF STUDENT
Jennifer grew up in Chattanooga, TN where she remembers first meeting Jesus at a neighbor’s VBS meeting. She attended Girls’ Preparatory School and Vanderbilt University where she majored in English and Psychology. After college she worked as an Outdoor Educator and a Church Youth Director and later returned to Vanderbilt to earn a master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She worked as an FNP in St. Louis and then back in Chattanooga at the Memorial Westside Health Clinic over a period of 15 years during which time she completed seminary courses and led Bible Studies. Jennifer enjoys being married to Lane “Big Jake” Ford and raising their three daughters, Gracen, Hannah, and Maryl. She loves to laugh, run, be outside, travel, read good books and write.
Heather grew up in the Piney Woods of East Texas where she remembers first meeting Jesus at her church as a young girl. She attended grade school there in East Texas and after high school she attended East Texas Baptist University & The University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Accounting. She and Aaron were married their last semester of college and began their careers in a small town southeast of Houston called Bay City. Heather's role transitioned to home management after Austin & Hannah were born. In 2014, Aaron, Heather and the kids relocated to Signal Mountain and still reside here today. She attends Calvary Chapel Chattanooga with her family. Heather enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports with her boys, reading, shopping with Hannah, traveling and being outdoors when time allows.
NURSERY & CHILDREN'S
Meg grew up on Signal Mountain with her family. She has been attending Mountain Fellowship since it began in 2011. Meg became to know the Lord in high school after attending a summer camp at Covenant College. After graduating from Signal Mountain High School, Meg went on to study at Covenant where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After living in Fort Myers, FL for a brief time, she moved back to the Chattanooga area and now teaches Kindergarten in Hamilton County. Meg is so glad to be a part of the Mountain Fellowship family, and to be able to join the other staff members in ministering to the families of Mountain Fellowship.