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

    Calisse Caudill, Pastoral Ministry Assistant

    Jeff and Calisse are Michigan natives who moved to Nashville in 1996. Jeff has a BS in ministry from Welch College and a Master's of Education from Trevecca. He is addicted to coffee, a fan of MI sports teams, a desire to play golf, and a love to participate in corporate Worship. 

    Calisse has several years of administrative experience and a strong desire for children to learn, grow, and follow Christ. 

    They have been married for almost 40 years and have two daughters, two sons in law, and is Poppa and Nonna  to two granddaughters and three grandsons.
    They are thrilled to be in the service of God and His church and strive to be more in awe of God everyday. 

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

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

    Cofer's Chapel is blessed to have Steve Lytle as part of 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.

    He and his wife Judy have a vibrant Hispanic ministry here at Cofer's.

    Email Steve