We exist to encourage each other to become more like Jesus by building relationships with one another through Bible studies, fellowships, and service so we can glorify God by loving well and by being His hands and feet.
We would love for you to be a part of our women’s ministry here at Fourth. Please prayerfully consider getting involved and reach out to one of our ministry leaders for information on how to get plugged in. Please see below Bible study info.

Women’s Bible Study

Save the date!

September 9 will kick off our fall Bible study.

We will do Kristi McClelland’s 7-week study: “The Gospel on the Ground”

Details to follow.

If you have something on your heart, please contact us and we would love to come alongside you and encourage you in any way.

Women’s Ministry Coordinators:
Jo Barnhill – barnhill777@comcast.net
Willie Charpentier – wccharpentier@lipscomb.edu
Donna Wright – wrightdla2@gmail.com


Two times in the year we have our Fridays @ Fourth Bible Studies, one beginning in September and one begins in January.  These studies are on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30AM.
Nancy Baughman: nanbaughman@gmail.com
Donna Wright: wrightdla2@gmail.com


This team is responsible for planning and coordinating retreats for our women.
Nancy Baughman: nanbaughman@gmail.com


IF Tables are small gatherings of women who meet in homes around tables to share a meal and conversation about following God. If you’re interested in getting plugged in or information on how to start your own table, please contact Melissa.
Melissa Duckworth: melissaduckworth@yahoo.com


This person is responsible for coordinating our women’s summer series class.
Willie Charpentier: willie.charpentier@lipscomb.edu


We would love for you to have the opportunity to get to know our foreign missionaries better and perhaps even help plan a trip to visit them. Please let us know If you would like to connect with them through letter writing, occasional gift giving, or prayer.
Another area of our Women’s Mission Ministry is taking trips to Mission Lazarus in Honduras to minister to the women. Often times women are not valued or seen as worthy in their culture.  One of the goals of our trips has been to show how God values women. Even though our focus is women ministering to women we also have the privilege of ministering to their children as well.  We primarily do this by separating them and holding Bible lessons and different activities for each group. It’s a blessing to be with women of other countries and see how their light shines through their love of God.


Fourth Wednesday of each month for 3 hours in the morning we meet at a local church and cook and pack food for folks in our community who are in need of meals. We have a group of volunteers and we would love for you to be a part of this team—you can pick your Wednesdays.
Donna Wright: wrightdla2@gmail.com


Oak Cottage for Women is a transitional home right here in Franklin.  They house ex-offenders who are given an chance to start their lives anew. Many opportunities exist for those who are interested in mentoring, driving ladies to appointments, taking a lady to lunch, attend Bible classes, AA meetings, etc.
Leaving the Cocoon (another ministry opportunity) exists if you have Interest in going into the prison to encourage incarcerated women.
Vicki Helgesen: vickihelgesen@gmail.com


Each Sunday night a team of 3-4 members from our church visit the Williamson County Jail offering a worship service for the incarcerated ladies. Annual training is required by the county. TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID
Cindy Gentry: cindygentry@aol.com
Paula Shinnick: paulashinnick@gmail.com


We serve the women of our church as we honor our new brides and mothers-to-be. This team oversees the coordination of the bridal/baby showers.
Starla Atkinson: starla_atkinson@comcast.net
Jill Howard: Jmolhoward@gmail.com


As a way of welcoming our visitors we love to send out cards to them. We also love to send out cards to our college students.  If you enjoy writing out cards please contact Deb.


When needs for meals arise in our family and/or the community around us, this team sets up and coordinates meals for individuals and families.
Marcia Cunningham: marcia6941@gmail.com
Audra Griffith: audragriffith42@gmail.com


Jordan is our Facebook Coordinator.  She designs and keeps up-to-date status on our Facebook Page happenings.


If you enjoy sending out cards, then join our Birthday Joy Club team. You will receive a monthly email of those in our Fourth Avenue family who are widowed and/or over a “certain age.” We love spreading Birthday Joy.
Donna Wright: wrightdla2@gmail.com