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Who We Are

We are a community of Christ followers with a passion to be a thriving, life-giving, spirit-led, Kingdom-minded, multi-cultural church in Nashville.

Weekend Gatherings

9:30am + 11 am
174 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN

What to Expect

We’re a friendly church … There is no need to dress up unless it makes you feel more comfortable.

Our kids ministry prioritizes making God’s house fun and safe! We use a state of the art check in + security system. You can pre-register your child to make check in go faster when you arrive at church. After you arrive, our check in team will be happy to help you find the correct class for your child(ren).

Babies: Ages 6 months - 3 years + potty trained
Pre-K: Ages 3 + Potty Trained - Kindergarten
Elementary: Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Hills Kids Ambassadors - 5th-6th Graders who serve in the Pre-K + Elementary classes. We believe in teaching our kids to love + serve in the house of God…so we’ve created the ambassadors program.

All of our youth meet weekly in small groups for fellowship + the Word. Click here for more information regarding different meeting times + groups.

Why We Do It

We believe that Jesus came to do more than get us out of Hell and into Heaven. As a matter of fact He said as much in John 10:10 “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Our heartbeat at The Hills is to see each individual living abundantly in every area of their life.

What We Do

We are called to be a junction of heaven and earth. We do this by loving, giving and living. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. We are called to Love God passionately. This kind of love compels us to Give of ourselves generously. This lifestyle of loving and giving empowers us to live abundantly.

How We Do It

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.

Culture Points

  • 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
Learn more about our beliefs.


John and Kristin Ragsdale have been married and in ministry together since 1993. They have two wonderful sons, Evan and Davis. After being on pastoral staff in Austin, TX, for 9 years, they moved to Nashville to launch John Ragsdale Ministries – an international itinerant ministry.

In 2010, they felt God leading them to plant a church. After much prayer, extensive research, and many confirmations, it became obvious that God was leading them to plant in Nashville. On May 18, 2010, they met in their home with a few friends and family to explore this new endeavor; and out of this gathering, The Hills Nashville began. The Hills officially launched January 22, 2012.

Connect with them: @johnrags / @kristinragsdale.


Sundays • 9:30am | 11:00am

174 Rains Avenue
Nashville TN 37203

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