First Church of Livingston


Meet the Staff

Dr. Craig A. Green, Lead Pastor

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  • Occupation: Husband, Father, Pastor/Teacher
  • Education: B.A. Fort Hays State; MDiv Vanderbilt; DMin King's Seminary
  • Family: Wife - Tina, Children - Karen, Joey, Mary Catherine, Matthew, and Nate the Golden Retriever!
  • Hobbies: Home improvement projects
  • Likes: French vanilla creamer, family time, worship
  • Dislikes: "Churchianity", dishonesty, religion
  • Favorite Authors: Jack Hayford, John Bevere, Catherine Marshall, Tommy Tenney
  • Favorite Movies: Galaxy Quest, Facing the Giants, It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite Quote: "He's God and we're not." (Closely followed by "That's a great idea!")

Catherine Cates, Worship Pastor

  • Occupation: Real Estate Broker
  • Education: Auburn University
  • Family: 2 grown children, 5 grandchildren
  • Hobbies: Raising and Riding Horses, Artist (Oil Landscape)
  • Likes: Hanging out with friends and family on Dale Hollow Lake, mission trips to Brazil and Cuba, Passion Conferences, Bethel Worship Conferences, Jesus Culture
  • Dislikes: Coconut, spiders, snakes
  • Favorite Authors: Jesus, The Bible (seriously)
  • Favorite Movies: The Man from Snowy River, The Shack
  • Favorite Quote: "Its not about you" The Purpose Driven Life

John Cahill, Children and Youth Pastor

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  • Occupation: Youth Pastor/Husband/Dad
  • Education: Fullsail University/Bachelor of Science in Film Production
  • Family: Wife - Cynthia; Children: Chris, Annalee, Maddison and Johnathan 
  • Hobbies: Gardening/Farming
  • Likes: Eating, telling and showing people about Jesus, being with my family, hanging out with Holy Spirit and encouraging people
  • Dislikes: Lying, traffic and snow 
  • Favorite Authors: Shawn Bolz, Kris Vallotton, Jesus, Bill Johnson and John Eldredge
  • Favorite Movies: Holy Ghost 1 & 2, Fixer Upper (tv show) 
  • Favorite Quote: "You don't get what you don't ask for" - Cynthia Cahill

Amy Fletcher, Executive/Visitation Pastor

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  • Occupation: Wife, Mom, Friend, Organization Lady, People Person
  • Education: Volunteer Christian Academy, Sparta, TN
  • Family: Husband - Bruce, Children - Micah and Bryson
  • Hobbies: Exercising, spending time with my kids, cooking with my hubby
  • Likes: going to the lake, spending time with friends, people
  • Dislikes: not being organized, being fake
  • Favorite Authors: Linda Dillow and Beth Moore
  • Favorite Song: It is Well With My Soul

Don and Jackie Ragland, Life Group Pastors

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  • Occupation:Veterinarian
  • Education:B.S. in animal science,  D.V.M. from Univ. of Tenn., and currently enrolled in M. Divinity curriculum
  • Family:Jackie, my wife of 37 years, and sons Jared and his wife Niquie, Eric and his wife Lauren, and Paul
  • Hobbies: flying, canoeing, hiking
  • Likes:ice cream, clear skies, worship, and teaching the Word
  • Dislikes:religiosity
  • Favorite Authors:Andrew Murray, Oswald Chambers, E.M. Bounds, C.S. Lewis
  • Favorite Movies:Lord of the Rings, and anything with planes
  • Favorite Quote:"Man keeps looking for better methods.  God keeps looking for better men.  Redeemed man is God's plan."  (E.M. Bounds)


Occupation:"Jackie of all trades" - wife, mom, sister, mom, friend, mom, counselor, mom, nurse, mom, accountant, mom  - whatever is called for

  • Education:  Life
  • Family:Husband: Don; adult children: Jared and his wife Niquie, Eric and his wife Lauren, and Paul
  • Hobbies:  Reading, music, knitting, canoeing and driving my 5 speed convertible.
  • Likes:Praying with folks, worshiping with folks, travel, and anything chocolate.
  • Dislikes:Deception, false teaching, hypocrisy.
  • Favorite Authors:Catherine Marshall, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis
  • Favorite Movies:It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishops' Wife, While You Were Sleeping and anything Star Trek
  • Favorite Quote:"There are three ways to live life: the easy way, the hard way, and the tragic way. The easy way is to learn from your mistakes and others'; the hard way is to learn only from your own mistakes; and the tragic way is not to learn from any mistakes." Joyce Meyer

Tina Green, Counseling Pastor

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  • Occupation: Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Pastoral Counselor, Teacher
  • Education: B.A. & MA Fort Hayes State; EdS TTU; MA Pastoral Counseling Liberty University
  • Family: Husband - Craig; Children - Karen, Joey, Mary Catherine and Matthew; 3 dogs with a cat that thinks he is a dog; Grandchildren - Evelyn and Sloan
  • Hobbies: I'm a Lover of the WORD, so I love to study HIM!  I also enjoy doing home improvement projects with my husband.
  • Likes: Worship and Bible study with my husband, family time and cooking for my family
  • Dislikes: Politics of all kind, discrimination, and really silly movies
  • Favorite Authors: John Ortberg, Dr. Graig Green, Dan B. Allender and Lysa Terkeurst
  • Favorite Movies: God's Not Dead, The Notebook, It's A Wonderful Life, Meet Me in St. Louis, Singing in the Rain, Gilmore Girls, Little Women and Anne of Green Gables (the last 6 are movies that I enjoy watching with my family - mainly my girls)
  • Favorite Scriptures: Psalm 139, Psalm 18, Proverbs 3:5-6 and Philippians 4:6-7

Emily Sweezy, Receptionist

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Occupation: Wife, Student

Education: Student at Tennessee Tech majoring in Psychology

Family: Dillon - Husband, Paisley the cat, & Bailey the dog

Hobbies: Writing, painting, petting cats, yoga

Likes: Journaling, worship, coffee, green tea

Dislikes: Being cold, wearing shoes

Favorite Authors: Max Lucado, Lisa Bevere, Nancy Alcorn

Favorite Movies: The Notebook, The Shack


Kelly Stover, Nursery Director