Tony & Patsy Morgan
United Church, formerly First Assembly of God, was founded in 1964. Tony and Patsy Morgan, along with their five children, moved to Lawrenceburg in 1979 to assume leadership of the congregation (of about 15 people). The church began to pray and seek the Lord. As a result, for the next thirty years the church experienced steady growth and many lives were changed. God blessed their home as well when their only daughter was born.
After thirty four years of ministry, Pastor Morgan retired as senior pastor and the mantle was passed to his youngest son, David. He continues to teach Bible study classes, leads and teaches our United School of Ministry interns, provides marriage counseling, and hosts a Life Group in his home.
She Began working part-time at United Church in 2016 after retiring from sales. She graduated from Southern Bible College in 1973 and has taught at the church and on radio, filled in preaching under Pastor Tony, and led worship throughout her time at United.
Currently, she handles follow-up for our guests, helps implement United 101 classes, and keeping up with volunteer lists for our Dream Teams. In addition she is largely responsible for the distribution of benevolence funds and securing help for those in the community and church as needed.
Bryce & Sarah Harper
Bryce and Sarah Harper moved to Lawrenceburg TN Aug 1st of 2014 to become full time youth pastors. They met at Lee university where Bryce received his Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry, Sarah Bachelors in psychology. They volunteered at local churches as youth leaders, worked as youth counselors for Camelot Care center in Cleveland TN. They worked there for 3 years counseling children in foster care and in the surrounding juvenile court system. Bryce traveled with a youth and young adult ministry during his time at Lee University called ``Chosen``, under the umbrella of Karen Wheaton Ministries/The Ramp. These experiences has fused within their heart a genuine passion for youth from all walks of life, and solidifying the deep desire to see students be restored to God's fullest intentions for their lives.
(Bryce, Sarah are enjoying the first years of parenthood with Mary Catherine Harper.)
Worship & Young Adults Pastor
Chris' love for music began at an early age, along with a love for the Lord, which has carried him through life. After graduating High School, Chris attended Ramp School of Ministry and dove head first into ministry right after. He is currently the worship and young adult pastor at United Church in Lawrenceburg, TN. Chris recently married his wife, Ashten, in June, and they are loving every minute of serving the Lord together.
Sheldon & Spencer Tyree
They have been a part of the staff of UC since 2014. They are multi-tasking young leaders that have accepted the challenge of Internship Education with a servant’s heart! From Intern Leader to assisting the pastors in anyway possible, they also work tirelessly with church maintenance and the Media Department. They prove themselves daily in the growth of United Church.
Chris & LeAnn Schwartz
8 Oaks Directors
Chris and Lee Anne Schwartz are our Agricultural Directors for our 8Oaks Rehabilitation Farm ministry. They were married in 1999 and have 3 children, Christopher, Caitlyn, and Corbin. Before moving to the 8Oaks Farm, they had lived 16 years in Santa Fe, TN on an eight acre homestead. In 2010, their family became members of Destiny Church in Columbia, TN, where their entire family volunteered in several ministry areas, including the community outreach work days. Through these ministry opportunities, they realized God was calling their family to serve the lost in their community through practical, hands-on ministry. In 2015, God opened the door for their family to be a part of the 8Oaks ministry. Here they can use their homesteading skills to serve the men and women who go through the rehab program, not only meeting their physical needs but also to point each one to Jesus Christ- the only One who can break chains of addiction and restore their lives.