Students Staff


Linc TaylorStudent Minister

Phone: 615.324.6144

Born in Nashville, Linc graduated from Carson-Newman College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he's worked in student ministry for the last 24 years. Before joining our staff in 2006, he served at churches in Texas, Kentucky, and Georgia. Linc's passion is to cast vision and give strategic thought to developing students into leaders. When he's not leading our own students, he travels the country to train other church staff and laity in reaching, teaching, and mobilizing students into places of leadership and missions. Linc is married to JoEllen and they have three girls: Grace, Joy Beth, and Lynna.

Amy-Jo GirardierGirls Minister/Student Missions Coordinator

Phone: 615.324.6134

Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Amy-Jo graduated from Southwest Baptist University (2000) and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Masters in Christian Education). Before joining our staff in 2003, she served with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and National WMU as the onsite coordinator for global teen girls missions events. She's also served in other ministry roles with Ilinois WMU Girls Camp, First Baptist Church Bolivar, Fielder Road Baptist Church, See You at The Pole, and Centrifuge. She's the founding editor of and contributes to,, and the capture book project. She's authored the Lifeway Centrifuge Student Bible study, The Underground, "Becoming" from Just Like Christ series, and Proof: A 6 lesson Study on The Book of John (co-author). Amy-Jo is married to Darrel and they have a son, Scout.

Chris BlantonMiddle School Minister

Phone: 615.324.6154

Originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia, Chris graduated from Liberty University in Virginia. Before joining our staff in 2007, he served for four years in student ministry at a church in Lawrenceville. Chris is married to Mary Lindsey and they have five children.


Julia KasickStudent Ministry Assistant

Phone: 615.324.6126

Aaron KunzStudent Ministry Intern

Phone: 615.324.6268

Karyn CaldwellStudent Ministry Assistant

Phone: 615.324.6288