• Shane Smith

    Lead Pastor | email me

    Shane and his family are new to the Nashville area after spending the previous 16 years in East Tennessee.  Born in Illinois, Shane grew up enjoying playing music, basketball and baseball.  He is a graduate of  Milligan College majoring in Communications and Religion.  He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. 

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  • Amy Dillon

    Director of Discipleship | email me

    Amy has called Nashville home for over twenty years, making her an honorary Nashvillian. She stayed close to home and attended Belmont University and Vanderbilt Divinity School. Her greatest hope for the church is to create a community where everyone has a sense that they truly belong; where people are loved for exactly who they are. 

    She met her husband Chance on the very first day of college, in the the very first class they attended. Since then, they’ve had one daughter named Adelaide who continues to keep them on their toes. Amy loves all things Disney, is a champion foosball player, and can frequently be spotted at Target with Adelaide. 

  • Stephen Nix

    Music Director | email me

    Stephen Nix is the Director of Music at HPC, where we celebrate the diversity of musical styles in worship.  His basic belief for making music is to have fun, be inspired and be creative.  He was born in Mobile AL, on a farm, not too far from the Gulf of Mexico.  At the age of 4, he started singing harmonies with his family and playing his sister’s piano lessons.  At 16, he started at the University of South Alabama pursuing a bachelor’s degree piano, voice and choral conducting.  He was accepted into a Graduate Fellowship at the Louisiana State University, where he pursued his MA in arranging and music pedagogy. 

    Stephen's had the privilege of traveling the world as a pianist and music director for numerous professional artists in multiple genres.  He was also creative director for a Nashville and Hollywood based music publishing company and currently spends a little time as a guest clinician and vocal coach.  He has written several hundred songs, which have been recorded and sung throughout the world.   His heart is helping others become the best musicians and singers they can be through the universal language of music to build faith and community.