Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor - Rev. Scott M. Collins, M.Div.: pastor@kfcn.org

Raised in Smyrna, TN attending Churches of the Nazarene in Smyrna, Nashville, and Mt. Juliet, Pastor Scott attended Tennessee Technological University and studied Computer Engineering. He recounts, "The Lord paid for my Engineering degree and waited until I'd finished my first year to confirm a call on my life to bivocational pastoral ministry."

He started Seminary and married his college sweetheart, Lindsay, in 2002. They have served Churches of the Nazarene in Arlington, VA, Central and Northern KY, New Life in Oak Ridge, and here at KFCN. Lindsay works as the Ministry Assistant at Sharon Baptist Church (Powell, TN) where she grew up and they have three awesome kiddos: Jacob, 13, Addison, 8, and Caden, 3.

Pastor Scott was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2011 and has served as a Chaplain in the Ohio Army National Guard Chaplain from 2010 to 2017, including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011-2012. Pastor Scott serves as our Pastor, focusing on his passions of discipleship and preaching.

Favorite Music: Christian Worship, Wilco, 90's Rock

Favorite Restaurants: Senor Cactus (Karns), Nick & J's, Newk's

Favorite Sports Teams: UT Vols, Washington Nationals, Brooklyn Nets, Everton

Hobbies: Parenting (Ha!), Reading & Studying Christian Ministry, Listening to Podcasts, Hospitality & Building Community (aka "Hanging out")

Favorite Bible Passage: "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." - Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

Dream Vacation: Near the end of college, I planned out a mega roadtrip where I could watch a game in all 30 baseball stadiums in ~45 days. I'm not sure I'd still watch the games, but I still want to take some long road trips around the country.

Associate Pastor - Sherry Lenderman: sherrylenderman@kfcn.org

Pastor Sherry and her husband Alan have been ministering at KFCN since the fall of 2007. Sherry is an ordained Elder serving as our Associate Pastor, responsible for planning & leading worship and for Pastoral Care & Discipleship. Alan provides leadership for the praise band, Soul Purpose. They were married in 1984 and are still enjoying life together.

Minister of Prayer - Vernon Corum:
Vernon Houston Corum Sr. was born in Knoxville, TN on April 4th, 1947, to Amos and Christine Corum. Vernon and Ina Anderson were married September 13, 1969, and Vernon came to Christ in 1977 at the age of 30. Vernon and Ina are proud parents to three children and grandparents to four grandkids.

Vernon was sanctified, feeling his heart "strangely warmed" in the spirit of John Wesley, during a night service at Knoxville First. He has been involved in many areas of ministry, including teaching Sunday School, working with youth and veterans, playing in the worship band, singing, and preaching.

Vernon pastored Faith Church of the Nazarene in Knoxville from 2005-2006, and currently ministers through Prayer, Pastoral Care, and Outreach.