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Our Mission

The Church of the Messiah is a member of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee and the Anglican Communion.
Our mission is to be a growing witness of our faith in Jesus Christ in the midst of community through the worship and sacramental ministry in the Episcopal tradition.
As a community of faith we seek to grow spiritually, in our Lord Jesus Christ, through worship, study, fellowship and outreach
We invite you to participate in the life of this Christian Community as we worship & serve God, our Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:2

Our Story

Established in 1834, the corner stone of our current Sanctuary was set in 1887. The more than three thousand people present included Pulaski favorite son and former Governor of Tennessee, John Calving Brown, Major General CSA, as well as four Bishops of the Episcopal Church.  The Church was consecrated December 11, 1887 by the Right Reverend Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee. Funds for the building were provided by Governor and Mrs. Brown, and the church was built in memory of their daughter Miss Daisy Brown. This is just the beginning of the spiritual of journey of the Church of the Messiah.

Our history reflects the changing times in which parishioners worshiped and served God's people in this place.

Meet the Body

We are those who have been bound together as the family of God, brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. Our mission is to love God and enjoy Him forever, especially by sharing His grace with each other, our community, and the world. Our outreach mission is nothing less than the world He created, Come join our ambitious project!

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The Rev. Jess Reeves

Priest-in-Charge

Having served the Episcopal Church for thirty years as Rector, Associate, Interim, and vicar in many dioceses, Father Reeves has recently settled in Tennessee after having ministered in several congregations of this diocese on numerous occasions. He is a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry.

Sr. Warden

Ken Vickers

Sr. Warden

Dr. Vickers is an administrator and professor at nearby Martin Methodist College and member of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee.

Jr. Warden

Grace Meier

Jr. Warden

Dr. Meier is also a seasoned member of both the academic, social, and parish communities whose experience and dedication have been invaluable.

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Patricia A. Woolard

Organist

As a very able keyboardist and choral director, the worship of Messiah has been immeasurably enhanced by Mrs. Woolard's devoted ministry.