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Ronnie Meek

On my iPod: Mostly 60’s & 70’s stuff: Beatles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, etc; also, Jones Family, Michael Card, Moya Brennan, Sigur Ros, Secret Garden, lots of Celtic Stuff and Christmas music.

My favorite books: NIV, the works of Steven Lawhead, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, biographies (Hudson Taylor, U.S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, etc.), History books, Watchman Nee, F.B. Mayer, old guys.

During free time, I: golf, read, cut grass, watch movies, read tech articles, play guitar and the penny whistle, …and… hang with family.

One favorite memory: So many! It’s a bit self indulgent but playing Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha and being literally stunned by the applause following The Impossible Dream. Actually, that doesn’t top the birth of any of our children, really meeting Margaret for the fist time, Scotland with my girls, Isaac swimming, Arwen in Guys ‘n Dolls, Val in Anne of Green Gables, …uh… so many.

Ministry history: Served in virtually every lay capacity before becoming Youth Pastor at The Lord’s Chapel in Brentwood, TN in 1982. Moved to Harare Zimbabwe in 1985 to teach at the Africa Multination for Christ Bible Institute. Moved to Smyrna in 1988 where I have been Pastor at Smyrna Assembly until 2010, when we became Springhouse Worship & Arts Center.

Originally from: I’m a native, sort of. Born in Humboldt, Tennessee. We moved to the Nashville area in 1954 when I was 4.