Cory Barnett

Cory Barnett

Elder

 

Cory and his wife, Jennifer, along with their four children, Carter, Claire, William, and Grace, worship with our Cannery Ballroom family on Sundays. Cory and Jennifer are involved in Freedom Prayer (Jennifer trains and leads the teams) and serve on the Respond team. Read on to learn more about Cory and Jennifer...

LEARN MORE ABOUT CORY...

What do you do for a living?

I am a physician. I take care of women with cancer, performing both surgery and prescribing chemotherapy and providing comprehensive cancer care. I have a great job that I love and consider a privilege and a wonderful practice with people I love.

Where are you originally from?

Born in Chattanooga. Grew up in an Army family so we moved a lot.

How long have you lived in the Nashville area?

Since 2016.

How did you discover Ethos? What drew you here?

When we moved to Nashville we began visiting churches and were invited to Ethos by a friend. We immediately loved the mission, the people and expression of the body of Christ that is Ethos.

What is your hope for our church family?

To continue to grow deep and wide and to be conformed into the exact image God dreamed of when he envisioned the church.

Where did you go to college?

Belmont University

How did you meet your spouse?

We met the first day of college in 1994 at Belmont University. Our student IDs are one number apart and we were in the same orientation group. We were friends first and did not begin dating for almost 2 years after meeting. I had to do a lot of convincing :-) but it paid off!

How long have you been married?

20 years

Hobbies:

Running, eating good food, traveling with family, smoking meat (it's new!); Belmont Basketball, Office and Parks and Recreation, naps, boutique ice

Favorite Foods/Drinks:

Pizza, Indian food, Italian food, Asian food. I do love coffee.

Favorite Travel Destinations:

Bavaria, Germany; San Francisco

Favorite Movies:

Braveheart, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Marvel movies

Favorite Books:

Spirit of Truth by Art Katz; Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee; Passion for Jesus by Mike Bickle; Joy Unspeakable by Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones, and of course Freedom Tools!

Favorite Music:

Coldplay, Will Reagan and United Pursuit

Passions:

I love digging into the comprehensive/continuous redemptive story found in scripture, being able to holistically understand and communicate that story, to understand the central role Israel/Jersualem plays, and to look forward to the return of Jesus and the restoration of all things. I also love praying with people.

Anything else you'd like to add?

I love deep friendships, time with family and friends over good food and laughter, being unrushed and unpressured, and connecting over the deepest, most spiritual things, but also being able to laugh and enjoy the silliest most simple things as well. I love being able to connect with someone over the deep things of God but also to laugh over a shared favorite tv show. I also love naps and am a master napper — and if I have 20 free minutes, I can knock out a nap almost anywhere.


LEARN MORE ABOUT JENNIFER...

What do you do day to day?

On the Board of Directors for Freedom Prayer, I spend my days praying with people and training groups in inner healing prayer. I work "from home" and in churches and am joyfully busy with raising four children.

Where are you originally from?

Houston, Texas but have lived all over!

How long have you lived in the Middle Tennessee area?

2 1/2 years but lived here over 20 years ago

How did you discover Ethos? What drew you here?

We were invited by a few friends to visit when we moved back to Nashville two years ago.

What is your hope for our church family?

That we would experience and understand the length, and width, and height and depth of His love, and that it would propel us to the lost, move us to sacrifice, and from a place of abiding, that we would see His kingdom come on earth.

Where did you go to college?

Belmont University

Hobbies:

Eating really good food, hiking and biking, Belmont basketball

Favorite Food/Drinks:

French fries are my vice.

Favorite Travel Destinations:

San Francisco, Boston, Austria at Christmastime

Favorite Movie:

Awakenings

Favorite Books:

To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, Hinds Feet on High Places

Favorite Music:

So many - John Mark McMillan, Josh Garrels, and I've done entire road trips listening to Coldplay.

Passions:

Freedom Prayer - seeing churches equipped to meet the need in prayer for any issue, seeing the Bride of Christ made spotless and dependent on Jesus, disciplining people into greater abiding and prayer life with God

Anything else you'd like to add?

One of my very favorite things is long and lingering dinners with great food where conversation is rich and transparent, and there is laughter and maybe even a few tears. Dinners that are cozy with dim light that go on for hours. A little taste of heaven.