MeEt Our Staff

  • Allen Pointer, Lead Pastor

    Allen and his wife of 30 years, Jill Picirilli, have two daughters. Christen and Catie who graduated in the Spring of 2013 from Welch College with degrees in Education. They also welcomed Nate Caudill into the family as the husband of Christen in March of 2014. Allen is a graduate of Welch College and has his Master’s in Youth and Family Ministry from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.
    In addition to his new duties as lead pastor at Cofer’s, he will continue as director of Truth and Peace, the student leadership conference for the Free Will Baptist denomination. He will also continue coaching in the areas of students, leadership, and missions. 

    Reach him on Twitter (@allenpointer) or for coaching services at

  • Jeff Caudill, Executive Pastor

    Originally from Ypsilanti, MI, Jeff and his family moved to Nashville in 1996. He has a BS in ministry from Welch College and a Master's of Education from Trevecca. Addicted to coffee, a fan of MI sports teams, a desire to play golf, and a love to participate in corporate Worship all make up this staff member. He is married to Calisse--the love of his life. Jeff has two daughters, two sons in law, and is Poppa to two granddaughters and three grandsons.
    He is thrilled to be in the service of God and His church and strives to be more in awe of God everyday. 

    Follow him on Facebook (Jeff N Calisse Caudill) or Twitter (@jeffcaudill1).

  • Steve Lytle, Minister of Care & Director of Hispanic Ministry

    Cofer's Chapel is blessed to have Steve Lytle join our team!

    Steve and his wife Judy have spent the majority of their ministry in Panama with Free Will Baptist International Missions. They recently retired and are hard at work serving the Lord locally. Steve is serving the elder generation of Cofer's mainly, but is also involved in visiting sick, hospitalized, and shut-ins of any generation at our church.

    We are very excited that he and his wife Judy have begun our Hispanic ministry here at Cofer's.

    Email Steve

  • Mike Hollis, Student Pastor

    Originally from Washington, NC, Mike moved to Nashville in 2012. He has a BA in Theological Studies with a Pastoral Ministry Emphasis and an MA in Theology and Ministry from Welch College. Mike is married to Megan Laurel - the love of his life. He thoroughly enjoys a good cup of coffee, reading, writing, and watching his favorite sports teams. Most importantly, he desires to faithfully teach the Scriptures and help students formulate and articulate a Christ-centered and gospel-driven faith.

    Follow him on Facebook (Mike D. Hollis) or on Twitter (@mikehollis100). 

  • Jenny Hawkins, Administrative Assistant

    Jenny brings a unique perspective to our staff as a life long member of Cofer's Chapel and Nashville native. She has a BS in Psychology from Welch College but mostly enjoys life as a wife to Kiley, mother of Abigail and Evan, and strives to live a life pleasing to Christ. She has a deep love for the people of Cofer's and is excited to see God working in our church to bring people to Him.