JustNashville is written by Jay Voorhees, a United Methodist pastor and Nashvillian since 1970. The Rev. Voorhees is a 1978 graduate of Hillwood High School in West Nashville, and has a B.A. from Western Kentucky University and and Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He currently serves as a pastor of a congregation in the Madison area, and has been involved in community development and advocacy in Antioch, Old Hickory, and Madison . Rev. Voorhees coordinated the United Methodist response to the lottery amendment, and mobilized persons in the faith community against the English Only amendment considered by Nashvillians in 2009. He also was part of the team which successfully worked against the proposal to close down Metro General Hospital, and was the president of the Old Hickory Chamber of Commerce between 2011 and 2013.

This blog reflects solely the opinions of Rev. Voorhees and do not reflect the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, the congregation he serves, or any other entity that he works with.

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