I became BBC’s Adult Groups Minister in April. Prior to joining the Brentwood team, I completed a doctorate in spiritual formation and I was Small Groups Pastor at LifePoint Church, Smyrna, TN (formerly First Baptist Church, Smyrna). I served at LifePoint for 20 years as Adult Ministries/Discipleship Pastor, specifically focusing on growing existing and launching new Small Groups. I also served at LifeWay Church Resources as Church Consultant. This role allowed me to learn from hundreds of churches across the nation and help guide them in their strategic planning.
Lisa and I married in 1988 and have 2 sons, Graham (24, owner of Coyote Creek Landscapes) and Gresham (19, Dyersburg State Community College/baseball). Lisa, MSSW, is a Home Study Specialist for Adoption Assistance, Inc (KY & TN). Lisa and I both grew up on farms, Eddie in TN and Lisa in KY.
What’s your passion and how have you helped others believe and follow Jesus through groups? Personally?
I’ve always had a passion for baseball. Then as a parent, I became very passionate about my neighborhood, who my kids were playing with, and who my neighbors were. I began coaching baseball when my son was 5 years old. Coaching gave me the opportunity to get to know a lot of kids and families, many of whom were unchurched. I was able to use that time more intentionally for Gospel conversations; the time I was already spending with them became a time to be an example of Christ and to see God work. Lisa and I began a small group with the parents and I led Chapel services every week for the teams.
When we moved to Smyrna, we did the same thing, using our daily lives intentionally. We began to walk our neighborhood and get to know our neighbors. We had cookouts and pool parties, opportunities just to meet people. In three years, we began or helped start 4 small groups in our neighborhood. These groups would unite and host most of the HOA community events like an Easter Egg Hunt, Breakfast with Santa, Camp Out night, 4th of July events, etc. So, helping people believe and follow Jesus is something I do naturally, on a regular basis, as a Christ-follower. I enjoy intentionally using the passions God has given me for Him.
Eddie Mosley is the Adult Minister–Groups, Brentwood Campus, Brentwood Baptist Church.