David & Stephanie Morgan

Lead Pastor


I’m the lead pastor at United Church, which basically means, I have the best job ever! United is a place with amazing and passionate people who make my job an everyday joy and honor. I’m blessed to have an amazing team around me. I consider it a joy to lead this wonderful congregation and staff to make an immediate and eternal difference in Lawrenceburg and around the globe. Ministry is not what we do, it’s who we are! It comes from the heart. Love God – Love People, this has been woven into my DNA by two amazing parents who passionately modeled what it means to serve God and His people. Preaching, teaching, empowering and equipping leaders are just a fraction of the things I have the privilege to do as lead pastor of United Church.

God renewed my call to ministry in 1997, shortly thereafter I attended BRSM school of ministry and Southwestern Assembly of God University. I graduated from SAGU in 2005 and headed home to Lawrenceburg to serve as associate pastor. During my education journey God blessed me with the best educator a man could have, my wife, Stephanie. We have been married for 16 years and have five amazing and fun children – Payton, Ben, Eli, Eden and Titus, 4 dogs, Duke, Rascal, Merle and Dolly. Life is busy and interesting to say the least, but I’m enjoying every minute of it. God is GOOD!

I enjoy coaching youth football, baseball and basketball, as well as, creek fishing and an occasional round of golf. I also play about every other sport under the sun, not always well, but hey, I try!


Tony & Patsy Morgan

Pastoral Care


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.


Rusty Ayers

Executive Pastor


I’m blessed to be a part of Pastors, David and Stephanie Morgan, and of United Church in the summer of 2011! For many years I served in the office of and evangelist, traveling around the world spreading the message of a balanced life in Jesus. My education background is a bachelor’s degree in music and christian education, with majors in voice and bible, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate of divinity from the Evangel Association of Churches and Ministries. I now serve as the Executive Pastor and look forward to many years together!

Bryce & Sarah Harper

Youth Pastors


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.)


Chris Powers

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.

Jeanne Modisett

Office Manager


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.


Sheldon & Spencer Tyree

Administrative Assistants


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.