• Member Directory
  • When + Where  


    • 117 4th Avenue North, Franklin TN 37064
    • 615-794-6626
    • Sundays
      9:30 AM – Worship Assembly
      11:00 AM – Bible Classes
    • Wednesdays
    • 6:15 PM – AWANA (Sept.–April)
    • 6:30 PM – Prayer Meeting, Class
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  • Our Staff


    Patrick Mead

    Senior Minister

    Patrick and Kami come to us from Colorado where Kami was raised. They have been married over 34 years and have two grown children as well as three grandchildren. Patrick is the son of missionaries and has lived and worked in many countries. Trained as a scientist, he continues teaching special courses at state universities and to law enforcement groups. His passion is seeking for truth and then delivering it in a spirit of joy and good will. He enjoys shooting, reading, and the occasional game of golf. Kami is an interior designer with a special emphasis on residential applications. She is also a figure skater and loves to spend time with her grandsons.

    Church Office: 615-794-6626


    Albert Lemmons

    Pastoral Care Minister

    Albert has served on the Fourth Avenue staff since 2002.  During his time with us, Albert has led the Intercessory Prayer Ministry, which has received over 150,000 prayer requests from the church family.  The growing involvement in this ministry has taken a priority position in the church’s life and supports the Shepherds’ desire to create a culture of prayer.

    Albert’s education spanned twenty years at six colleges, universities and seminaries, ultimately receiving his Doctor of Ministry degree.  His international prayer ministry has extended beyond four decades on five continents.  He continues to speak at meetings, workshops and seminars. Albert has been married to Patsy Davenport Lemmons for 59 years.  They have five children and eleven grandchildren.


    Gary Shrader

    Executive Minister

    Gary Shrader comes to Fourth Avenue after retiring from Williamson County Schools after 30 years as a teacher, coach, and principal. Gary will work with the staff, members, ministries, and shepherds to serve the congregation and community. Gary and his family have been involved members at Fourth Avenue for 15 years. Gary and Lydia have been married for 27 years, and have 3 boys: Brad, 24, Bryan, 19, and Cameron, 17.  Lydia is a retired teacher, and now works as a sitter with the elderly.  They enjoy travel, nature, gardening, and photography.




    Mark Duckworth

    Worship Leader

    Mark plans and leads Worship for 4th Avenue assemblies. He is a songwriter and Lead Vocalist for the band Salient while also maintaining an IT Management career. Mark has written for, performed with, and produced many bands and vocal groups over the years and loves to find ways to breath new life into classic music, incorporating contemporary Christian songs as well as older hymns in worship. He and his wife, Melissa, have two very active young sons and a daughter and enjoy trying to keep up with them.


    Marian Parker

    Children's Minister

    Marian oversees our ministry environments for our school-aged children, Kindergarten through 6th grade.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1998 with a Masters in Elementary Education.  She and her husband Tim are blessed with two children, Camden and Addison.  Marian enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.



    Katherine Morrow

    Minister of Early Childhood

    Katherine oversees our ministry environments for preschoolers and their families.  She graduated from Lipscomb University in 2000 with a BA in Elementary Education.  When she’s not serving the kids at Fourth Avenue or spending time with her husband Lee and their three boys, Katherine enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and cheering for her two favorite teams: Alabama (football) and North Carolina (basketball).



    Lauren Shrader

    Director of Student Ministries

    Lauren has a degree from Lipsomb University in Bible and Ministry with an emphasis in Youth Ministry and another emphasis in Preaching. She has a passion for students and has worked alongside four youth programs. She worked on the RAVE ministries leadership team for seven years and for Lipscomb Admissions where she interacted with prospective students on a daily basis. Her hobbies include hiking, running, and anything involving sports or the outdoors.



    Evan Richardson

    Associate Student Minister

    Evan graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bible and Ministry degree concentrated in Youth Ministry. He has a passion for speaking affirmation into the lives of students, and has had the opportunity to serve with youth ministries in the Nashville and Brentwood areas. He is currently enrolled in the MDiv program at Lipscomb University to further his knowledge and experience in ministry. He has a fascination for watches and for New York City, and loves to explore.



    Lydia Norman

    Administrative Assistant

    Lydia has been on staff at Fourth Avenue in various roles since 1992.  She began serving in the church office and then after her second child was born, she worked in the Little School for the next several years.  She and her husband Chuck took over the cleaning and maintenance of the building for a few years before she transitioned back into the office.  Lydia is a native of Franklin and a life-long member of Fourth Avenue Church. She and Chuck have two children, Tyler and Maggie.


    Laurie Lee

    Administrative Assistant

    Laurie has attended Fourth Avenue Church for over twelve years. She serves as an Administrative Assistant, working primarily with the Worship Ministry and Website as well as providing assistance in other areas as needed. Laurie enjoys singing, reading, and the fellowship at 4th Avenue.