Pastor to Children & Families

Lori Tharp serves as Pastor to Children and Their Families here at Grace Church. She received her BS degree in Mass Communications from Middle Tennessee State University in 1995, and accepted her call to children’s ministry in 2013. She is a district-licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene, and is currently enrolled as a candidate for ordination. Lori is a passionate believer that children’s ministry must be a priority for a growing, healthy church.

In addition to her passion of sharing the love of Jesus with kids and their families, Lori enjoys singing and playing harmonica and other musical instruments, anything artsy or techy, reading, and spending time with her husband, Stephen, and their three kids, Carli, Kyler, and Connor.