meet the ministers and staff


Pulpit Minister
Jesse Nelsen was raised in Jamestown New York. He graduated form the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies in 2012. He is currently enrolled at the Harbinger Theological Seminary working on furthering his education. He preached at the Meadville Church of Christ in Meadville PA, for 4 years and has been the preacher at the Lenoir City congregation since August of 2016. He is husband to Ashley Nelsen and father to 4 children; Katrina, Leah, Olivia, and Benjamin.


Youth Minister 
Israel Jones was raised in the Lenoir City Church of Christ since the mid-1980’s and also worked with the Greenback Church of Christ from 2007-2016.  He was hired as the Youth Minister for LCCOC in February of 2017.  He has a background in law enforcement & public safety, working with youth and working in the Lenoir City School System.  He is husband to Paula Jones and is father to 2 children; Emily and Ella.


Discipleship Minister 
Edwin and Sara  started working with the Lenoir City Church of Christ in July of 2021. They have three children, Meredith, Morgan, and Matthew, and five grandchildren.From 1986-2016 I served the Karns
congregation in Knoxville, Tennessee as pulpit minister and elder and as an instructor, academic dean, and student finance officer with East Tennessee School of Preaching. From 2016-2021 I served as co-minister
and education minister and director of the Commonwealth Bible Academy (an online school) 


Administrative Assistant