Our Leadership consists of both Elders and Deacons. The qualifications for elders can be found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The qualifications for deacons can be found I Timothy 3. The elders serve as a team of shepherds with shared authority and responsibility. They provide oversight for the various ministries with a special focus on the spiritual direction and health of our church family. Deacons serve in a support role to the elders and help to facilitate the operation of the ministries with a special focus on stewarding the resources the Lord has provided. Ministries at the chapel depend on members of the body using the spiritual gifts God has given them to serve one another and reach the community.


Matt Phelan

Matt and Wendy have been married since 1977 and he has served as the Executive Director of Horton Haven Christian Camp in Chapel Hill TN since 1995. He serves as an Elder and shares in teaching responsibilities at the Nashville Gospel Chapel. They have three grown children, Justin (married to Claire), Holly (married to Darin), and Nathan (married to Gisel) and five grandchildren Della, John, Willow, Mia and Evie. In his spare time Matt enjoys being with family and riding his motorcycle. John 1:14 is a favorite verse, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”


Gary and his family came to the Chapel in 1981. He and his wife, Nancy, have been active in different ministries including AWANA, Horton Haven Christian Camp, Good News Club, Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box Program, and he is presently serving as an elder. They have two grown and married children, and seven grandchildren. His wish is to see all ages respond to the invitation of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. One of his favorite Bible verses is John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”


Jaisen serves as an elder at the Gospel Chapel and is passionate about teaching the word of God, and seeing others come to know and grow in their faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. He and his wife Bincy, have 2 children and their family has been in fellowship with the Chapel since 2014. One of his favorite verse is John 1:12, "Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."


Pat Warner with his wife Myrtle and children, Donna and Robert arrived in Tennessee due to a job relocation in June of 1988.  From that time, he and his family have been in fellowship at the Gospel Chapel in Nashville. Donna is married to Gerry Lewis, and they have three daughters, Kathryn, Stephanie, and Rachael. They live and serve the Lord at a local church here in Nashville. Robert and his wife, Adria, live in Plano, TX with their children, Aidyn, Sage, and Selah, and he serves as an elder in a local church in the Dallas area.

Over the years, Pat has maintained an active preaching and teaching ministry, and since the early 1990`s  has served as an elder at the Gospel Chapel. In the past he has also served as the Tennessee State Director for Child Evangelism Fellowship, in music ministry, camp ministry, AWANA Club ministry, inter-assembly evangelistic crusade ministry among other activities.

His life verse is Matthew 6:33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you …”, and he is passionate about seeing individuals come to faith in Christ and witnessing the transformation that takes place as Christ becomes the focus of their lives.