Our College Hills Ministers & Staff


Darren Brown
- Financial Controller

Darren arrived in 2003 from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, having spent the previous six years working with the University Church.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration and a Master of Arts Degree from The University of Alabama.  He is a high school football official, serves with the board of Impact, and is a fan of the Cincinnati Reds.


John Grant - Church Administrator

John has worked with College Hills since 2005. He is responsible for ministry development and coordinationHis goal is to equip people with resources, support, and motivation to respond faithfully to God's call.

John and his wife Amy have three daughters, and he holds degrees from Lipscomb University and Abilene Christian University.


Carol Locke - Children's Coordinator
clocke@collegehills.org      Children's Ministry LINK      Weekly Article

Carol received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lipscomb University and her master's in curriculum and instruction from West Virginia University.  Children have always been the joy of her life including her son and daughter and now her four grandsons.  She considers working with the children of the College Hills church family as a tremendous blessing to her journey.


Larry Locke
Pastoral Minister
llocke@collegehills.org      Weekly Article

Larry is a native of Tennessee.  He and his family moved to Lebanon in 1977.  He is a graduate of Lipscomb University and has advanced degrees in communication from Akron University and Kent State University.  He and Carol have two children and four grandsons.  His greatest joy is seeing God at work in our world today in changing lives.


Johnny Markham - Youth Minister
jmarkham@collegehills.org     Youthreach LINK     Weekly Article

Johnny has been a full-time Youth Minister since 1985.  He first served the McGregor Blvd.(now Gulf CoastChurch of Christ in Ft. Myers, Florida from 1985 until 1990.  He has been with College Hills since 1990.  In addition to his responsibilities at College Hills, Johnny serves on the boards of Winterfest and Impact.  He and his wife Vicki have three children; Mary Beth, John and Katie.   In September, 2006, Johnny completed his quest to attend a game at all current Major League Baseball stadiums. 


Wilson McCoy - Associate Minister
wmccoy@collegehills.org     GPS Young Adult Ministry    LIFE group LINK     

Wilson began his work with College Hills in the summer of 2010. Before his arrival he completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from Lipscomb University (B.A. in Bible) and Abilene Christian University (Master of Divinity). During those years he worked with churches in Nashville, TN, Brisbane, Australia, and Ballinger, TX in a variety of roles. Currently his ministry consists of working with Young Adults, LIFE groups, and regular preaching and teaching at College Hills. You can follow him on Twitter @thewilsonmccoy


Kevin Owen - Preaching Minister

kowen@collegehills.org      Weekly Article


Kevin became preaching minister in 2008.  Kevin and his three sons, Chase, Reid and Trey moved to Lebanon from Albuquerque, New Mexico where he served the Montgomery Church of Christ for 9 years.  While in Albuquerque, Kevin’s wife of 18 years, Cindy Terrell Owen, lost a 6-month battle with cancer.  Soon after Kevin began his new ministry in Lebanon God blessed him with a beautiful and godly helper, Jana Graves.  On November 2, 2008 with the support of many wonderful College Hills members, Kevin and Jana were married.  Kevin received his undergraduate training from Freed-Hardeman University and his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry degrees from Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, TN.  Kevin is passionate about his Lord, his family and seeing the local church grow and thrive.


Support Staff

      Sue Akers               Wendy Beck              DiAnna Boyd         Charles Cantrell         Melissa Helton      Melinda McElvaney      Lorrie Petree

   Connie Prosser          Debbie Smith           Vicki Working

College Hills Church of Christ • 1401 Leeville Pike • Lebanon, TN 37090 • 615-444-9502