Adults Staff


Roger SeverinoAdult Minister - Leadership

Phone: 615.324.6132

Raised in the Nashville area, Roger attended Vanderbilt University, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and went on to work in banking. Later, he attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, graduated with a Master of Divinity degree, and went to serve in youth ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina. He eventually came back to Nashville to be part of a church plant before joining our staff in 2004. He loves reaching and discipling men as well as equipping all believers to serve God’s kingdom. Roger is married to Mary Anne and they have three children: Stephen, Kelly, and Jake.

Jay Fennell Adult Minister - Groups

Phone: 615.324.6251

Originally from Irmo, South Carolina, Jay graduated from the University of South Carolina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before joining our staff in January 2013, he served at churches in Texas and South Carolina. On our staff, he oversees all aspects of group ministry to adults. He's passionate about helping people connect to others in Christian community. His goal is for every person at Brentwood Baptist to be connected to a group of people who love Jesus and each other. Jay is married to Erin and they have three children: Jack, Avery, and Mills.

Tim Holcomb Adult Minister - Mentor Relationships

Phone: 615.324.6172

Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of New Mexico, a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before he joined our staff in 2012, he served as education minister in various churches and, after 13 years with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, retired from his role as Organizational Learning Director in 2009. Tim is married to Janice and they have two sons and five grandchildren.


Sonnie BainAdult Ministries Assistant - On and Off Campus Groups

Phone: 615.324.6119

Melissa Hayes Adult Ministries Assistant - Leadership and Mentor Relationships

Phone: 615.324.6143

Susan HillAdults Minister - Groups Associate

Phone: 615.324.6283

Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Arts in Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining our staff, Susan served as a Women’s Minister at the Nashville Rescue Mission’s Hope Center. Her passion is connecting people in LIFE Groups where they will study the Word of God and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. She has been married to John since 2002 and they live in Nashville.