A non-denominational church in Hendersonville, TN // Sundays 9AM & 10:45AM //

A Year of Transition

It has been a year of transition at CIL.
Though change in leadership can be sad and challenging, I’ve been greatly encouraged by the spiritual climate of our church family.
We’ve had leaders called away, and we’ve had others change roles.
We’ve had people step up into leadership and fill in gaps during the liminal space. (Thanks for that sermon, Pastor Deborah).
For the first time in our church’s history we’ve had a pastor move from another state just for us! (Thanks, Pastor Josh and Brooke!)
During all these changes, Les has faithfully been an usher, Stacy has cleaned, Gordon has been in the parking lot, Ann has kept meeting visitors, and dozens of nursery volunteers have shared Jesus with toddlers. I could go on and on and on about our Worship One, Serve One volunteers. Why? We have a great people, who serve our great God!
You are CIL!
I love serving Jesus with you!

August 10, 2018

Serving CIL since 2008 has been the greatest privilege of my life. God has placed Beth and I in community with some of the finest people imaginable.
Together, we are a healthy, Christ-honoring local church!  Thanks be to God!
This Sunday, I want us to thank God for what He has done through CIL as we anticipate great opportunities in the future.  This Sunday will be a great week for old friends to return, as well as an opportunity to invite new people to join us.  I want us all to experience the love of Christ through the people of CIL.
Please join me at either 9am or 10:45am, and bring someone with you!
Also, we have a new order of CIL Ten Year Celebration shirts that you can purchase for $10.  Get one of these shirts on Sunday to commemorate this great milestone!

August 8, 2018





I am happy to announce that Josh Sakis will be joining the CIL staff in September as our new student pastor.  Josh and his wife Booke have been in vocational ministry for the last three years in Florida, and are excited to bring their newborn son Krew to Tennessee.

Josh is a pastor’s son who is passionate about the local church.  The Sakis’ are both alumni of Southeastern University (Florida), where Josh earned a B.S. in Church Ministries.

This is how Josh describes his ministry:


I am a highly relational individual. I love to have fun with the people I do ministry with… God has given me a passion to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ unashamedly. Ministry excites me and it is my desire to reach every person I possibly can with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.”

Please pray for Josh and Brooke as they prepare to move to our area in mid-September.  They are leaving behind family, a great church, and many other opportunities in Florida to serve our congregation.


 I believe the Sakis family will be an important part of CIL’s future and I am thrilled to have them on our team!