Rev. Will Wells, Pastor
Will has been in pastoral ministry since 1986, and has served as pastor of Trinity UMC since July, 2017. He has roots in the Midwest (Kansas and Nebraska,) and North Alabama (Russellville area,) but has spent most of his life in Middle Tennessee. He attended high school in Gallatin, TN, received his BA degree from Lambuth College in Jackson, TN and his Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Will has served churches in Barnesville, Georgia and in Crossville (Homestead UMC and Fairfield Glade UMC), Lawrenceburg J(New Prospect and Mars Hill UMCs), Savannah, and Alexandria, Tennessee. He and his wife, Pam, who is a Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church (College Grove UMC), have two sons, John (Annie) and Jacob. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, woodwork, and painting.
Lynn McGill, Minister of Music
Lynn McGill received his B.S. in Music Education at Middle Tennessee State University and followed with his Master of Music Education + 45 hours at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He enjoyed Master’s level study with Donald Neuen, DMA, currently Prof @ UCLA and Choral Director @ Crystal Cathedral with Dr. Robert Schuller. Lynn’s additional studies include Eastman School of Music, Robert Shaw, Southern Methodist University, George Peabody College, Furman University, and the University of Illinois
Lynn’s has been choral director at churches in Manchester, Shelbyville, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Athens, and Franklin, TN. Early in his career, he directed the University of Tennessee Women’s chorus and served as Department Chairman, director of Choral Activities, and Associate Professor of Music at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.
Founder of the Athens Area Council for the Arts, he founded and conducted the Athens Area Community Chorus. Lynn was Associate Director and Board Member of the Knoxville Community Chorus, and was also a member of the Knoxville Choral Society and Opera Chorus.
In recent years he has been a member of the Nashville Symphony Chorus, the Belle Voci choir of Belmont University, Brentwood United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, BUMC Men’s Ensemble, and the Harpeth Valley Sacred Harp Singers.
He is a life member of the American Choral Directors Association.
Lynn and wife Linda make their home in Franklin. They have four adult children and three grandchildren.