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Jim Hughes, Senior Pastor

Jim was appointed to Belle Meade July 1st of 2016.  He has served in the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church for 41 years and has served churches of all sizes.  In addition, Jim served as a Chaplain for the Tennessee National Guard and retired with the rank of Major in 2002 after 20 years of service.  Born in Dickson and raised in the Woodbine neighborhood of Nashville, Jim attended Glencliff High School, Martin Methodist College, Athens State College, Vanderbilt Divinity School and Columbia Theological Seminary from which he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree.  Jim is married to Tari and they have 4 daughters, one glorious granddaughter and a second on the way. He is an avid tennis player and sailboat enthusiast.

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