About Us

Who we are

Founded in 1892, St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a community of 275-plus families united in the worship of God through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We are led in worship by Associate Rector, The Rev. Colin M. Ambrose, Rector Emeritus The Rev. Gene Wise and Assistant to the Rector, Dr. David Rowe. Our Director of Music and Organist is Mrs. Angela Tipps, and our Children's Ministry Coordinator is Diane Baker. 

Lay ministry is held up as a priority at St. Paul's, with ample opportunities for our parishioners to share their gifts and talents in ministry. We also have many opportunities for Christians to learn more about their faith through a variety of Bible study groups and study courses. St. Paul's offers Junior and Senior High Youth Groups, Annual Men's and Women's Retreats and a host of other programs to nurture community and spirituality. We also have a strong commitment to college students at the Middle Tennessee State University campus and maintain an ongoing Canterbury campus ministry.

Stained Glass Windows

In the Nave
Designed and fabricated by Emmanuel Stained Glass Studios in Nashville, the stained glass windows in the Nave are designed around the theological pattern of Pardon, Power, and Promise. This three-part sequence will be repeated on each side of the Nave with the pairs of windows opposite each other echoing the same theme.

If you are interested in funding a stained glass window, please contact Don Clayton.

South Windows (Main Street Side)

Pardon: Jesus forgives the woman caught in adultry (John 8:1-11)

Power: The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentacost (Acts 2:1-11)

Promise: The rainbow: God's promise to Noah (Genesis 9: 12-17). Dedicated in celebration of the life of Olin Williams. The window depicts Noah's ark, with the dove holding an olive brand signifying dry land, and the rainbow in the sky -- the visible sign of the covenant made between God and his creation. This sign reminds us of God's promise to redeem and restore the world in accordance with this ultimate purpose.

North Windows (Courtyard side)

Pardon: The conversion of St. Paul (Acts 9:1-19)

Power: The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)

Promise: To be determined

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