about us

WE EXIST TO ENCOURAGE AND EQUIP EACH INDIVIDUAL TO LIVE THE LIFE THAT CHRIST PROMISED – ABUNDANT LIFE.

OUR STORY

The Hills began in 2010 with 14 people meeting in Pastors John +Kristin Ragsdale’s home. The launch team quickly outgrew the space with the people God added, so soon thereafter, we began meeting in the John Wesley Fellowship Hall on Tuesday nights. In 2011, we moved to The Knowles Center to continue our pre-launch meetings. On January 22nd, 2012, The Hills officially launched! Since our launch, we’ve seen great growth + tremendous Kingdom impact. In 2016, we began the search for a new venue & purchased the Bellevue Theater in 2018. We are currently in the process of renovating the space to make room for more people to experience the abundant life Christ promises each of us.


We are called to be a life-giving, Spirit-led, Kingdom-minded, multi-cultural church.

We are called to encourage and equip each individual to live abundantly in every area of their lives.
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” [John 10:10]

We fulfill our calling by Loving Passionately, Giving Generously + Living Abundantly.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." [John 3:16]


Every culture has its own defining characteristics. Many organizations call these core values. At The Hills we call them Culture Points, because it is our desire to see these concepts move beyond words on a page and become points of culture that are reflected in daily life. They are a part of our culture.

We cherish God’s presence • We practice hospitality • We give generously
We treasure family • We nurture creativity • We live eternity minded
We crave community • We strive for authenticity • We show honor
We cultivate growth • We encourage excellence • We are a junction

View our full list of beliefs here.


In January 2020, our pastoral team felt led to focus on seven specific areas as a church body, including:
PRAYER
OUTREACH
NEXT GENERATION
WEEKEND GATHERINGS
HILLS TEAMS
HILLS GROUPS
GROWTH TRACK

Throughout the year, we will emphasize these areas in our programming + weekend gatherings. We will prioritize these areas with new strategies and additional resources. For more information, revisit the message here.



Learn more about our leadership.
COME WORSHIP WITH US

Sundays • 9:30 + 11:00AM
SERVICE LOCATION

Drive Up Gatherings • 120 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville
MAILING ADDRESS

The Hills Nashville
P.O. Box 58462
Nashville, TN 37205