Our Staff

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 seven 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. He serves as a member of the Presidential Prayer Committee and has for 20 years. Albert has been married to Patsy Davenport Lemmons for 64 years. They have five children and eleven grandchildren.

Gary Shrader

Executive Minister


Gary Shrader is Executive Minister at 4th. He came to Fourth Avenue after retiring from Williamson County Schools after 30 years as a teacher, coach, and principal. Gary works with the staff, members, ministries, and shepherds to serve the congregation and community. Gary and his family have been involved members at Fourth Avenue since 2000. Gary and Lydia have been married over 30 years, and have 3 boys: Brad, Bryan, and Cameron. Lydia is a retired teacher, and now works as a sitter with the elderly. They enjoy travel, nature, gardening, antiquing, 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.

Katherine Morrow

Database & Technology Minister


Katherine serves as an administrative assistant for Fourth Avenue.  Her focus includes our church management software, various technology needs, and our HR department.  Katherine and her husband Lee have attended Fourth Avenue for 15 years.  They stay busy with their three boys, Andon, and twins, Jackson and Kenan.

Nikki Fox

Student Minister


Nikki was born and raised in Cookeville, TN where she graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Library Sciences. She has been serving in student ministry for 8 years and is passionate about loving people and helping them discover their voice and purpose. Nikki believes Jesus came to give us life to the FULL, and she plans on pursuing that for the rest of her time here on earth. She loves Jesus, family, friends, singing, running, coffee, and essential oils and you can always be sure she’s up for a new adventure or doing anything outdoors. Paul stated it best when he said in Acts 20:24 “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”

Robyn Linstroth

Children’s Minister


Robyn oversees the ministry environments for our school-aged children, Kindergarten through 4th grade. Working with kids while sharing the love of Jesus Christ with them is her dream job. She and her husband Mike have two children, Ruby and Bo. Robyn loves spending time with her husband, playing trivia games with her kids, laughing with her friends and regularly trying new ice cream flavors.

Devon Dixon

Early Childhood Minister


Devon oversees our ministry environments for our nursery and preschoolers. She loves little children and is delighted to be serving in these ministries. Devon and her husband Ben have four children: Iridesse, Tannin, Rhone, and Aria. They have been members at Fourth Avenue for 7 years. As a family, they enjoy traveling, hiking, and playing games. Devon is also a painter and illustrator; she has always found the beauty in the world to be in the details.

Laura DiPasquale

Administrative Assistant & Facilities Manager


Laura serves as an Administrative Assistant and Facilities Manager. Her duties focus mainly on daily accounting procedures as well as scheduling and care of our building. Laura has served on staff for one year and has been a member here at Fourth Avenue for eight years. She and her husband, Eric, have two children, Scarlett and Aidan. Laura enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and their dog, Tucker.

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.