Who We Are

MISSION: What we do

Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

VISION: How we do it

Weekend Services. Small Groups. Next Steps. Serve.

 

PURPOSE: Why we do it

Know God – through experiencing God in our services.

Find Freedom – through personal connection in groups

Discover Purpose – through Next Steps and DNA classes.

Make an Impact – through ministering to others and serving.

 

VALUES: What guides us

  • Love God
  • Love people
  • Grow intentionally
  • Give generously
  • Develop others
  • Choose joy
  • Pursue excellence

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”

– Mark 16:15-16

Pastor Andrew & Rachel Templeton

Pastor Andrew & Rachel Templeton

Lead Pastor

I’m the Lead Pastor at Sweetwater Assembly, which basically means that I reap the rewards of the hard work of the dozens of volunteer leaders and staff who call Sweetwater Assembly home. My “job description” says that I am: The Guardian and Ambassador of the Vision, The Preacher and The Leadership Developer. However, “job description” insinuates work. But, when you’re doing what you love, it’s unfair to call it work!

In August of 2000, I married my college sweetheart, Rachel. Since our wedding day, we have been blessed with three amazing kids and dozens of wonderful memories of life and ministry. Rachel and I are both Lee University graduates (2000). I went on to complete a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry (2009) from Asbury Theological Seminary. I am passionate to see lives transformed through the grace and power of Jesus Christ. His grace really is amazing.

Some of my interests include traveling, scuba diving, sports and just relaxing with my family.

Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

Worship Pastor

I have been leading worship for over 30 years now… wow, that’s putting some miles on me!!! Haha, but I am more passionate today about praise and worship than ever before!! A Texas native, I graduated from Lee University in 1992 with a bachelors degree and soon after met my wife, Heather. Heather and I have been married for 25 years and have served in full time ministry for those years and have been blessed with 3 amazing kids, Dustin, Breanna and Braden and our daughter-in-love, Brooke. We recently made a move back to Tennessee where we plan to stay. We are blessed to serve at SFA and look forward to what God has in store for us through worship. My wife and I are passionate about His presence and believe we can create an atmosphere of authentic worship through hunger, unity and excellence. When I’m not found playing keys, I may be reading, outdoors on a river, bike riding or spending time with my family.
Jill Moltumyr

Jill Moltumyr

Executive Pastor

My focus is to assist people in their personal walk with Christ as they develop their faith and purpose while making an impact in this world. I have been in pastoral ministry alongside my husband for 20 years and have my B.S. in Music from North Central University and my Master’s in Pastoral Counseling: Leadership from Liberty University.

Bryce Moltumyr

Associate Pastor_ Ministry Development
I primarily work to continue building our online campus as well as build a multiplication strategy to put more healthy churches in the area. I am passionate about healthy leaders and healthy churches. Bryce has a B.A. in Youth Ministry and has been in pastoral ministry for 20 years. He enjoys dreaming up new ideas and ways the local church can make a difference in its corner of the world. He loves being in ministry with his family and watching his teenage boys grow up excited about serving the Lord.

Lindsey & Josh Issac

Lindsey & Josh Issac

Youth Pastors

Lindsey was born and raised in Munford, TN. She graduated from Southwest Tennessee Community College and was employed for 10 years as a Radiologic Technologist before attending Tennessee School of Ministry and transitioning to full time ministry. She has been serving in youth ministry for 10 years.

Josh was born and raised in Smithville, TN where he discovered his love for music and the arts. He was called into the ministry directly out of high school and attended Gadsen Masters Commission. He has been involved in youth and worship ministry for over 15 years.

Lindsey and Josh were married February 29th, 2020 and are parents to two spoiled fur babies, Bentley and Elvira. Together, they lead Crave Student Ministries and are so excited to see what the Lord has planned for the students of SFA and the community. They believe that through intentional discipleship, Spirit filled worship, and time spent in the Lords presence that students can take hold of the truth that God is good, He is faithful, and we are His sons and daughters.

Sharon & Nelson Livingston

Sharon & Nelson Livingston

Children's Ministry Director

I am a Sweetwater girl, I have lived here my whole life. I am married to Nelson 2nd, we have two grown children, Kayla and Nelson 3rd and five grandchildren, John Carter, Sadie, Sawyer, Samuel and Elijah. I have attended Sweetwater First Assemble since July of 2007 and began working in the kids ministry in 2011. I always loved working with kids but never really felt like I was being called to do it and never ever did I believe I would have the courage to do it alone. BUT GOD! He had a different plan in mind! In 2018 at the very last minute I got the opportunity to fill in for another person at Kid’s Camp. On the second night there God put the calling on my life and the rest is history!

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8)

Gina Stenger

Gina Stenger

Facility manager

Gina has been an active staff member since 2005, as well as maintaining her own professional cleaning business. Originally from Michigan, Gina and her family moved to East Tennessee to be closer to family. Gina is married to Gary, and they have a grown son, Tanner. When Gina’s not cleaning, she enjoys a good book.