Dr. Jerry Winfield, Pastor
Dr. Winfield joined our staff, full-time, on February 1, 2013. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Blue Mountain College in 1978, a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary in 1982 and a Doctorate in Ministry from Midwestern Seminary in 1990. He served as Vice President of Development and Communications for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Brentwood and has been an adjunct professor at Williamson Christian College in Franklin. He has served on the Tennessee Baptist Convention Executive Board and has served as pastor of churches since 1976. Dr. Winfield and his wife, Jane, a teacher at Brentwood Academy, have been married since August 3, 1974. They have a son, Jake, a daughter, Julie, and six grandchildren.
Danny Brashier, Minister to Students
Danny joined the staff on November 8, 2015. He has previously served as Pastor to Students at Leawood Baptist Church in Memphis, Minister of Students at Good Hope Baptist Church and Interim Youth Minister at Faith Baptist Church. He was ordained as a minister in 2011. Danny has a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2004 from Blue Mountain College. Danny and his wife, Rebekah have a heart for seeing teenagers grow in Christ. They have three sons, Joshua, Caleb, and Samuel.
Anita Jordan, Minister to Preschool and Children
Anita joined Oak Valley on October 1, 2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education from Union University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Supervision from Vanderbilt University. After teaching in the public school system for 10 years, Anita felt called to Children’s Ministry and has served at Forest Hills Baptist as the Mother’s Day Out and Preschool Director. Anita has enjoyed volunteer roles as a children’s Sunday School teacher, children’s worship leader, preschool missions leader, and women’s Bible study facilitator. Anita and her husband Dahlen live in Franklin with their two children, Virginia and Evan.
Tricia Wakefield, Music and Choir Director
Tricia grew up in Alabama and has a Music Education degree from Samford University and a Master of Church Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After completing her degrees, she moved to Missouri to serve as Associate Music Director for the Missouri Baptist Convention. While there, she met her husband, Mike. Mike’s ministry led them to Arkansas where their two children, Hannah and Joshua, were born. Tricia’s love for church music began at a young age when she started playing the piano for worship. She has directed hand bells and choirs of all ages, and has trained church music leaders through various music conferences. Tricia is passionate about using music as a tool to equip the body of Christ to offer worship with excellence and integrity through music. Tricia is a private music instructor in her home-based studio, Studio Cadenza. She also enjoys making music with students in the Theatre and Vocal Music departments in local schools. Tricia joined the Oak Valley staff as Music and Choir Director in October 2017.
Andrew Greer, Worship Leader
A six-time Dove Award-nominated singer-songwriter and respected author, Andrew Greer is known for his old soul sound. The native Texan’s folk-gospel discography displays a deep affection for the hymnody of the church, instinctively captured on his collection of hymn recordings including All Things Bright & Beautiful: Hymns for the Seasons—a recording that held the #1 spot on Nielsen Christian SoundScan’s Instrumental chart for 25 consecutive weeks and earned a Dove Award nomination for “Instrumental Album of the Year.”
With a love for facilitating conversations that dig deep, Andrew and gospel music’s funny man, Mark Lowry teamed up to create and co-host a film series-podcast entitled, Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry & Andrew Greer: Turning the Light on One Question at a Time. Andrew has also authored two books— Transcending Mysteries: Who is God, and What Does He Want From Us? (Thomas Nelson) co-authored with Ginny Owens, and Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth: Spiritual Conversations Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of Rich Mullins (Worthy Publishing).
But it is music, especially the music of the church, that has always compelled Andrew’s heart towards others and God. Andrew enjoys his home in Franklin, TN, just down the street from the church.