Cultivating gospel-centered, disciples in a gospel community, and joining God in a Gospel movement locally and globally.

Hi, I'm Jeff McCord.

My passion is the see the whole gospel of Jesus Christ impact the whole person. Soon after my conversion in 1996, the Lord laid a deep burden upon my heart to give my life over for the sake of serving His people. My story is one of redemption, of service, and of profound joy.

Beth and I have been married since 1995. We have two children, Nathan and Libby. We currently live in Franklin, TN, continuing to serve and love well.

Education & Certifications

Covenant Theological Seminary
Masters of Divinity 
1998 - 2002

University of Kansas
B.A. Liberal Arts in Relational, Organizational, and Public Communication
1993 - 1997

The Allender Center
Lay Counseling Certificate
2013 - 2014

The Gottman Institute
Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion
2017

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator
2016

Peacemaker Ministries
Certified Christian Conciliator
2007 - Present

Gospel Coach 

2011

Dallas Theological Seminary
LEAD Pastoral Intensive
2011

Prepare/Enrich
Facilitator
2009 - Present

COMING OCTOBER 2019

Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage

Couples often enter into marriage with a potentially harmful assumption: they assume they “know” themselves and their spouse. The reality is that whether a couple’s been married a few months or many decades, conflict and misunderstandings happen. Beth and Jeff McCord provide a glimpse into how the Enneagram, used from a biblical perspective, brings astonishing clarity to couples so they can break free from self-condemnation, fear and shame, by knowing and experiencing the unconditional love, forgiveness, and freedom they have in Christ. Beth and Jeff guide couples through discovering their Enneagram type and core motivations, as well as those of their spouse, gaining insight into how their family of origin shapes the way they relate to their spouse, and understanding what “assumicide” is and how to put a stop to it. Couples are made for an intimate and thriving marriage relationship. For those baffled by the person sleeping beside them and looking for an instruction manual, Becoming Us serves as a roadmap for couples to transform into the best versions of themselves―together.

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Experience

Southpointe Community Church
Executive Pastor
2017 - Present

Restoring Peace Ministries, Inc.
Founding Director
2007 - Present

Your Enneagram Coach
CoFounder & Coach
2016 - Present

Immanuel Nashville
Executive Pastor
2014 - 2015

Christ Church, PCA
Pastor of Ministries
2005 - 2013

Westhills Community Church
Pastor of Discipleship
2003 - 2005

National Leadership Foundation
Saint Louis University, Campus Director
1999 - 2002

The Navigators
Edge Corps Inter
1997 - 1999

Sermons

"After investing in Jeff's life and ministry for over a decade and watching him transform in the chapters the Lord has written of him, I see the formation of a godly leader drawn to bring peace into the lives of leaders (in all areas) so that ministries and workplaces will become motivated by grace to reach clearer vision and higher levels of performance. Jeff is loyal and works well in a team environment that encourages honesty and clear vision."

Dr. Bob Smart
Lead Pastor, Christ Church PCA

"Jeff has my highest respect. I've known him since 1997 and in that time I've seen him consistently and intentionally grow both personally and professionally. He is a man of integrity, faithfulness, and creativity and he possesses the rare combination kindness and strength, tenderness and tenacity. I highly recommend him."

Travis Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor

"Jeff has personally coached, counseled and mentored me in various ways over the last 7 years. There are few men in my life I trust as much as Jeff. I'm grateful for his ministry to me and the difference he has made in my own ministry."

Jon Bricker
Teaching Elder, Charis Church

"Jeff was very helpful in sorting out a tremendous amount of confusion and hurt. Through a very patient, methodical, relational and thorough process, we were able to pull back the curtain on much of the misunderstanding that occurred.It is very likely that Jeff saved us years of confusion, hurt and potential bitterness. through Jeff's skill and expertise as a Conflict Coach and Mediator with Restoring Peace Ministries. Very grateful to have gone through this process."

Matt Kuchers
Campus & Community Director, Central Ohio, Athletes In Action/CRU

"Jeff is a dear friend, a wise and caring counselor. As a pastor, he is a spiritual heart surgeon with the courage, to begin with his own heart in full view of all, in order to show the beauty and power of God's grace and love toward sinners"

David Eland
Senior Project Manager, Edgewood Fullscope

"Jeff is a faithful pastor. Time and time again, he demonstrates sacrificial love in order to enable others to become spiritually healthy. Whether it is opening his home multiple times per week, listening to the painful stories of others, or speaking the truth boldly, Jeff expresses the love of God to those inside and outside of the church. He is gifted in the areas of preaching, teaching, discipleship, counseling, and general ministry organization. Finally, he is a Gospel-centered man of God whom I respect deeply."

Dr. Andy Mitchel
Professor of Chemistry, Illinois State University

"Jeff is an insightful leader who uses his deep knowledge of counseling and the Enneagram to help leaders understand their potential and partners with them to implement lasting changes in how to get work done. He is an organized, self-starter and can handle changing circumstances with grace. Most of all, he is a kind man with whom I greatly enjoy working."

Matt Aiken
Financial Analysis Senior Specialist, Cigna

"Jeff listens unusually well and his insights, counsel, written work, remarks, and references to Scripture indicate a commitment to biblical conflict resolution and a gospel-centered understanding of heart-change."

Duane Otto
Founder & President of Ithaka Fellowship, Inc.

"I have known Jeff for 5 years and have seen the evidence of his preparation, care, and implementation of solid conflict resolution. Jeff possesses rare gifts in his ability to listen, demonstrate concern, establish trust, and provide direct leadership to help individuals or groups in conflict find reasonable resolutions. When Jeff McCord enters into a crisis intervention situation, he brings the necessary resources to bring peace to troubled hearts."

Kerry Franz
Assistant Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church

"Jeff has a heart for the ministry he serves and the people involved with that ministry. It was a pleasure working with him on their latest building project. Jeff was always available, always willing to make necessary decisions, understood the process, and was great to work with. I am looking forward to the next opportunity to work with him."

Mike Carithers
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Catalyst Construction

Contact Jeff 

106 Founders Pointe Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37064
 
615-538-5257

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