January 7, 2015

Tennessee Nashville Mission

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Tennessee Nashville Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Nashville Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Tennessee Nashville Mission
1646 Sunset Rd
Brentwood TN 37027

Phone Number: 1-615-373-1836
Mission President: President Jared W. Stone

Tennessee Nashville Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Nashville Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Nashville Mission:

  1. Log into your LDS account here.
  2. Click here.

Videos with Nashville RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Nashville Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.

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LDS-Friendly Videos about Tennessee

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Tennessee. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Tennessee, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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Tennessee Nashville Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Nashville Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

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Elder Reese Maxfield elderreesemaxfield.blogspot.com 2017
Elder McKay Ellison elderellison.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Liam Basham elderbasham.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Caden Neyman eldercadenneyman.blogspot.com 2017
Mission Alumni mission.net/tennessee/nashville 2016
Elder Colton Craig eldercoltoncraig.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Andrew Peery elderpeery.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Elizabeth Brown sisterelizabethbrown.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Adam Weight elderweightnashvilletennessee.blogspot.com 2016
President & Sister Andersen newsfromtnm.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Jennifer Hochstrasser sisterhochstrasser.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Courtney Carlton sistercourtneycarlton.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Paige Eastwood hermanaeastwood.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Tatum Frampton tatumframpton.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Sasha Felshaw sistersashafelshaw.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Dunn carolynanddarryldunn.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Amber Rokovitz rokintennessee.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Garrett Blazzard eldergarrettblazzard.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Tyler Jaros elderjaros.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Trevor Bennett missionsite.net/eldertrevorbennett 2015
President & Sister McKee presidentandsistermckee.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Haley Knight sisterhaleyknight.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Olivia Oldroyd sisteroliviaoldroyd.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Tyson Cottam eldertysontcottam.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Paul Barton missionsite.net/elderpaulbarton 2014
Elder Terre Short elderterrekshort.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Janeen Johnson sisterjaneenjohnson.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Rachel Knecht sisterrachelknecht.wordpress.com 2014
Elder Rhett Sandlin missionsite.net/elderrhettsandlin 2014
Sister Kristyn Rich kristyintennessee.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Donaldson bobandvickie.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Zackery George missionsite.net/elderzackerygeorge 2013
Sister Stacey Gold myfreckle.com 2012
Elder Eric Hansen ericmh90.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Matthew Olsen missionsite.net/eldermatthewolsen 2012
Elder Kalburt Dallof dayfordallof.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Dallin Olsen elderolsenmission.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Timothy Edgell edgell89.blogspot.com 2011
Sister Amber Harper missionsite.net/sisteramberharper 2011
Elder Eric Hansen missionsite.net/eldererichansen 2011
Sister Lindsy Bounds missionsite.net/sisterbounds 2011

Tennessee Nashville Mission Groups

Here are Nashville Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Nashville Mission.

  1. Returned Missionaries Nashville Pres. McKee Group (260 members)
  2. Nashville Mission President Serge Woodruff Group (78 members)
  3. Tennessee Nashville Mission Moms (LDS) Group (40 members)
  4. Tennessee Nashville Mission Alumni Group (36 members)
  5. Nashville Tennessee Mission Group (19 members)
  6. Nashville Tennessee Mission Group (19 members)
  7. Members in the Tennessee Nashville Mission Group (23 members)
  8. Nashville Tennessee LDS Mission Group (16 members)
  9. Tennessee Nashville Mission 1991-1993 Group (9 members)
  10. Nashville Mission Presidents Black/Campbell Group (2 members)
  11. Tennessee Nashville Mission 1996-2002 Group (1 member)

Tennessee Nashville Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Tennessee Nashville Mission!

Shirt designs include Nashville Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Nashville missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Nashville Mission gifts

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Tennessee Nashville Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Nashville Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Jared W. Stone
  2. 2013-2016, Kyle Raymond Andersen
  3. 2011-2013, William Lawrence McKee
  4. 2008-2011, Gary Lynn Hutchings
  5. 2005-2008, Mark O. Lords
  6. 2002-2005, Kenneth Lee Sorber
  7. 1999-2002, Henry Dixon Taylor
  8. 1996-1999, Robert Larsen Bray
  9. 1993-1996, Josiah W. Douglas
  10. 1990-1993, Serge B. Woodruff
  11. 1987-1990, David C. Campbell
  12. 1984-1987, Richard E. Black
  13. 1981-1984, V. Ross Ekins
  14. 1978-1981, B. Lloyd Poelman
  15. 1975-1978, Emerson Cannon

Tennessee LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 49,277
  • Missions: 2
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 105
  • Family History Centers: 30

Helpful Articles about Tennessee

Coming soon..

Tennessee Nashville Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Tennessee Nashville RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2015 (Jacob)
  • 2013-2015 (Matthew)
  • 2013-2014 (Maren)
  • 2012-2013 (Ryceejo)
  • 2009-2011 (Angela)
  • 2009-2011 (Juvenal)
  • 2009-2010 (John)
  • 2007-2009 (Ronnie)
  • December 2007-2009 (Nathan)
  • 1976-1977 (Keith)

Which areas did you serve in?

  • Nashville, Cookeville, Madison, West Nashville, Paducah, Bowling Green. (Jacob)
  • Clarksville, Morgantown, Winchester, Paris, Mt.Juliet. (Matthew)
  • Paducah, KY. Foxcroft, IL. Dunlap, TN. (Maren)
  • Clarksville, Fulton, Franklin, Thompson’s Station. (Ryceejo)
  • Cookville, TN; Dickson, TN; McMinnville, TN; Murray, KY; and Franklin, TN. (Angela)
  • Clarksville, Murfreesboro, etc. (Juvenal)
  • Paducah, KY; Knoxville, TN; Nashvile; Franklin, TN. (John)
  • Glasgow, Bowling Green, Paris, and Fairview are some of the few. (Ronnie)
  • Clarksville, Antioch, Altimont, Lebanon, Bowling Green. (Nathan)
  • Kingsport, Mayfield, Ky, Cookville, Columbie, and Nashville. (Keith)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Centerpoint Pit BBQ in Hendersonville, Tamales, Posole, Mole. (Jacob)
  • Grits and greens, fried chicken and potatoes, biscuits and gravy, barbecue pork sandwiches, and Kool-Aid. (Matthew)
  • Fried okra, smoked brisket, cornbread. (Maren)
  • Pecan pie, REAL barbecue. (Ryceejo)
  • Pupusas, some Puerto Rican food and BBQs. (Juvenal)
  • Senior missionaries get to eat whatever they want!! (Well, they do have to be able to fit in their clothes) (John)
  • Had regular food, nothing out of the ordinary. (Ronnie)
  • Potatoes and southern cooked vegetables. (Nathan)
  • Fried Chicken. (Keith)

What was a funny experience?

  • I was once challenged to an arm wrestling match by a homeless man in Kentucky. I won. (Jacob)
  • I was following my companion on my bike out of a parking lot and I turned a corner too fast crashing my bike into a power line pole sitting right in the middle of the only sidewalk in the Tennessee! Some girls that were driving by had their windows down so they shouted and hooted at me as they drove by. I caught up to my companion up the road and he was disappointed that he missed the whole thing! (Matthew)
  • Once when we were tracting, we met a man who had a very thick accent. My companion was pretty new and she was NOT able to understand what he was saying at all. After about 5 times of him saying his name and her still not understanding, thinking his name was arrow. I decided I would step in and introduce myself then said “It’s a pleasure to meet you Earl.” I had to finish the rest of our interaction with him because she couldn’t understand one thing he said. We laughed about it saying that she didn’t know she’d be going foreign speaking and eventually she’d get the language down. (Maren)
  • Driving through the country getting lost looking for less actives. (Ryceejo)
  • I have to many to put on here- one though, I walked up to the door and started to try and speak Spanish and he looked at me and said “I don’t speak Spanish” I said good neither do I. And he slammed the door on me and me and my companion just laughed hard. (Juvenal)
  • Huge flood in May 2010 in most of TN. Mary and I had decided to take a preparation day, so other than seeing the rain, we weren’t aware of any flood. Our son called to make sure we were ok, and when we asked what he was talking about he said “Turn the TV (another Senior perk) on and watch the 18 wheelers floating on I-24”. Another experience was, we shipped some stuff to the mission home prior to our arrival, and left for the MTC before it arrived. We forgot to take the battery out of the alarm radio, so the mission president had to rip open a few boxes when the ringing drove he and his wife crazy. (John)
  • Going caving in one of the areas and seeing a fellow Elder in water up to his chest, while the rest were in it waist high. (Ronnie)
  • Falling on ice. (Keith)

What was a crazy experience?

  • In rural areas, tracting at night can be pretty sketchy. People don’t like it when you show up at their door after 7pm. (Matthew)
  • We had parked our car off on the side of the road and went to find a member’s house and work in the area a little bit. When we got back to our car to head home it was dark but there was a car parked right behind us, maybe 2 inches back from us. There were 2 people on the car but it was dark and we were a little crept out by them so we just waved and got in our car quick to head home. As we pulled out they began following us. We were in the country so we thought maybe they wouldn’t just head back to town too but once we got to town they still followed our every turn. We decided to not go home and to try to lose them. Then we went and parked in the corner of the police station parking lot until we saw them pass. We parked our car different than normal so they couldn’t recognize it in our driveway and when we looked out the windows that night we could see them driving around the neighborhood. (Maren)
  • Visiting an investigator and her drunk son was leering at us and harassing us. (Ryceejo)
  • Riding my bike down highway 96 in Dickson, TN with no back break (it was rubbing against the tire so we turned it off), and falling off and breaking my left wrist and elbow. (Angela)
  • Gang bangers. (Juvenal)
  • We were assigned as employment missionaries. Career workshops were sometimes pretty funny. (John)
  • Someone I know pointing a gun at me. (Ronnie)
  • Driving down the road and swerving to miss hitting a dog, or while driving in the snow our car started to slide towards a steep part of a hill that led down into a creek. (Nathan)
  • Guns pulled on us. (Keith)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Almost everyone goes to church since it’s the Bible Belt. Some want to Bible bash, but many are open to hear our message and it always invites the spirit at lessons. I remember many lessons where the Spirit’s presence was very strong. (Matthew)
  • A member we met with decided she wanted to get married in the temple so she set up an appointment for us to meet her boyfriend and teach him. As we taught him the lesson of the Restoration of the Gospel he began to cry. Wanting to teach him of the Spirit we asked him how he felt. We were rather surprised when he responded with ‘angry’. He went on to say how upset he was with his parents for never teaching him any of this because from the moment we started talking he knew what we had to say was true. (Maren)
  • Teaching investigators the first lesson about the Restoration through the means a tour of the church. Committing an investigator to baptism after the tour (and he is still active in the church). (Ryceejo)
  • The baptism before the bicycle accident. (Angela)
  • With Luis, in Clarksville we told him we would kneel and pray with him until we got an answer about baptism and we were kneeling for like 40 minutes. (Juvenal)
  • Participating in zone conferences with the young missionaries. (John)
  • Too many to mention and remember. (Ronnie)
  • Giving a blessing and having no memory of what was said after it was over while everyone is in tears around you. (Nathan)
  • Baptizing families who went to temple while was still serving on my mission. (Keith)

What are some interesting facts about the Nashville Mission?

  • Latter-day Saints have actually been present in Tennessee since the early days of the church. Besides that, Nashville is “Music City.” So country music is a big thing there. There’s a lot of tourist attractions too. (Matthew)
  • There were a lot more small towns than I thought with the call to Nashville. It covers 5 states. I didn’t even get to serve in Tennessee until the last 7 months of my mission. Southern hospitality is real. TNM has a reputation for obedience. (Maren)
  • We were one of the pilot missions to try Facebook before it became regular. We were some of the FIRST Facebook missionaries! (Ryceejo)
  • Food was interesting, I’ve had more fried junk food on the mission than I’ve had before or since. (Angela)
  • It’s the best in the world. (Juvenal)
  • Our assignment covered about 10 stakes, so sometimes we had to, with permission from the Mission President, stay overnight outside the mission area. We drove about 28,000 miles during our mission. We were able to help a couple of people with Aspergers get their first full-time employment. (John)
  • It was part of the Southern States Mission a long time ago. (Ronnie)
  • It has 2 of the oldest churches east of the Mississippi. (Nathan)
  • Baptizing three families in Cathys Creek next to where Cain Creek (Mormon) Massacre happened in Hohenwald Tennessee. (Keith)

What was the weather like?

  • Tennessee has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and muggy. Winters are short, cold and dry but it snows once or twice. Spring and fall are actually long and pleasant with lots of rain and small risk of tornados. Also be prepared for allergies. (Matthew)
  • Not too much different than Utah. I was expecting it to be so different but the hot is just a little more hot and the cold is a little more cold because of the humidity. Humidity has a bad rep though, I found out I love it! (Maren)
  • Really hot and humid in the summer! And really cold and icy in the winter but it never snows. (Ryceejo)
  • Really hot in the summer, freezing in the winter. When it rained the humidity felt worse. (Angela)
  • Super humid and hot or super cold and icy. (Juvenal)
  • Tennessee is pretty temperate. (John)
  • Schizophrenic, one minute nice and sunny, the next minute, pouring down rain. Humidity at or above 70%. (Ronnie)
  • Cold in winters hot and muggy in summers. (Nathan)
  • Some snow. (Keith)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The Spanish-speaking people of Nashville are so kind and humble. They will feed you and feed you until you are full even though it seems like they barely have enough for themselves. (Jacob)
  • It’s the South, the Southern hospitality is very prominent. People will take very good care of you whether they know you or not. (Matthew)
  • They genuinely care about you and they all just want to be disciples of Jesus Christ. They speak of Him openly and they love Him. There is so much nature and beautiful trees and flowers. (Maren)
  • Everyone is friendly with everyone. We served among so many Christians and people loved God through their own faith. People who read the Book of Mormon loved it!! (Ryceejo)
  • Southern hospitality is true. One can go up to a stranger, ask them about Jesus, and have a long, deep conversation. (Angela)
  • I love everything about them. (Juvenal)
  • Everything. Enough that we moved here from NJ when we were released. (John)
  • Very humble and caring people. They knew how to help each other. (Ronnie)
  • Very friendly, really unique. (Nathan)
  • My kind of people. I am from the south (Florida). (Keith)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • The humidity is really intense. Bring breathable clothing for the summer! The winters are also really cold because of the humidity. It doesn’t snow much but if it does the whole town shuts down. Even my Utah companions thought it was freezing. Bring a scarf, beanie and gloves. (Jacob)
  • Wear drilux (cotton/polyblend) garments since they seem most comfortable in humid heat. Some missionaries also like mesh garments. Don’t pack silk ties since the humidity can cause their color to bleed onto white shirts. For winter you’ll need a good winter coat, hat, and gloves. You can usually get by with just a sweater during the day but you’ll need the winter gear when it gets dark. Nasacort nose spray saved my life in the spring! Buy shoe fresheners too, because foot sweat mixed with warm leather smell pretty rank! (Matthew)
  • Girls: take leggings for under your skirts in the winter, it makes a huge difference. Also, try to buy some shirts that don’t require an undershirt, it gets hot in the summer and you won’t like wearing so many layers. (Maren)
  • Skirts and tops for sisters under which you DON’T need to wear layers underneath. In the summer less is more! A decent rain coat. Umbrellas won’t help in the windy storms. Good water resistant walking shoes. (Ryceejo)
  • Plenty of white shirts. (Juvenal)
  • Don’t pack an alarm with the battery inside. (John)
  • Anything that can keep you warm in the winter months. The humidity is brutal and cuts you to the bone. (Ronnie)
  • Make sure you pack warm, and it rains a lot so make sure the ties are mostly polyester. (Nathan)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I’ve been able to find a good job and I’m also getting an education. (Matthew)
  • Too many blessings to name!! It has given me direction in my life since along with connections and examples who have become great friends. Grew my testimony of the Gospel and taught me how to continue to grow it the rest of my life. Taught me how to be a friend to others and to help them feel comfortable and to know where they can find comfort. (Maren)
  • Found the man of my dreams! We were friends before but my mission brought me closer to God and closer to who I really was. We wrote my whole mission. My family was blessed, especially my mom who was fighting breast cancer. (Ryceejo)
  • Meeting my wife, having a beautiful baby girl just a couple of days ago. (Juvenal)
  • A whole new life when we moved to TN, and even more blessings when our son and family moved here six months later. The opportunity to share our testimonies with many people. The joy of helping the unemployed find employment. (Which even included one man who found a job as a vice president of a company). (John)
  • Plenty of blessings that keep coming. One such, is that I am not afraid to say what is the truth. (Ronnie)
  • A greater knowledge of the scriptures. (Nathan)
  • Too many to name. (Keith)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Communication with others, especially with strangers is now a strength for me while before my mission, it was a weakness. I also now have better work ethics and I’m able to better manage my time. (Matthew)
  • Study skills, social skills, planning, cooperation, to enjoy enduring. (Maren)
  • Diligence in scripture study and prayer. Discipline. Patience and more willingness to let go and let God. A more easy going nature. (Ryceejo)
  • How to organize my time, using a planner, how to study the scriptures. (Angela)
  • Speaking Spanish, talking to anybody. (Juvenal)
  • Resume writing, holding workshops, teaching and encouraging those who were sometimes pretty desperate. (John)
  • Nothing that I can think of. (Ronnie)
  • An affinity for reading The Book of Mormon. (Nathan)
  • Memorizing scriptures. (Keith)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • I wish I spent more time studying the New Testament. (Matthew)
  • You are doing better than you think you are. (Maren)
  • How difficult it would be. (Ryceejo)
  • Speak Spanish. (Juvenal)
  • I wish, as I still do, that I knew more about the Bible. In the South that would be a real asset. (John)
  • That I would need warmer clothes. (Ronnie)
  • My discussion 100 % word perfect. (Keith)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Nashville?

  • A mission is hard, but your attitude is what you make it. Don’t worry, be happy. If you feel homesick or lonely, look up and the sun. It always helped me know that my family and friends are under that same sun too. Be The Savior’s best friend, and He will be your best friend. (Matthew)
  • Love the people. That was the hardest for me to learn because I felt they made some pretty bad choices, but as you seek to love them you will gain understanding of what they think and feel and know more fully how to help them. (Maren)
  • Gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon, even if it is just a seed. If you don’t firmly believe in Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, you will really be tested!! Work on your people skills too. People are drawn to joy and light. Not doctrine. (Ryceejo)
  • Learn The Book of Mormon, and the Bible well- you don’t need to memorize them, but know where things are in both to help those whom you teach. (Angela)
  • Try to be free from having to worry about pre-missionary things. We sold our home, so wouldn’t have to worry about it. (John)
  • Just think of it like this; the people are armed with the Bible in one hand, and a verse to throw at you in the other. Maintain a peaceful demeanor, and tell them to have a good day. (Ronnie)
  • Don’t bash with other religions. (Keith)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I spoke English on my mission but Southern English is very different from typical American English. Some people might literally not understand your English. You also might pick up some Southern slang while you’re there. (Matthew)
  • Plenty of mis said words. (Juvenal)
  • Well ya learn yer self some southern while out there, and ya never ever will truly hear all of it. So if they tell you to go a farsee, you go as far as ya can see. (Ronnie)
  • I went on splits once for a day and got to teach in Spanish. I could only say the same phrase over and over. (Ryceejo)