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The Hope of Christ in Every Student
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The Hope of Christ in Every Student
First Priority is a strategy that unites the body of Christ around the schools in 6 counties across Greater Nashville. 
There are 140,000 teenage students in public and private schools in that area.
Serving Davidson, Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson, Williamson Counties

What Makes FP Unique?

  • Local Church Strategy
  • Student Led & Initiated
  • Networks of Support
  • Local Community Owned

3 Incredible Ways to Become a Partner

Become a Prayer Partner

We believe that “unless the Lord builds the house, we labor in vein” Psalm 127:1. So our starting place for all ministry ventures in the name of First Priority is Prayer. You can join us in agreement by following us on one or all of the social media websites below.

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Become an Adult or Student Leader

It takes hundreds of adult volunteers to make First Priority happen each month. If you would like to be a part of this team please fill out the contact card. If you don’t have First Priority at your school but want to help start one, let us know on that card and we will guide you in our HOPE strategy.


 Become a Financial Partner

Here are the 3 ways you can financially support the ministry of First Priority: 

1 – Pray that the Lord will open up the doors necessary for local churches, businesses and parents to invest into this ministry. Set up a meeting for a FP Staff member to come share the vision of First Priority with one of those potential financial partners.

2 – Become part of our monthly donor team by joining the Race to 100. We currently have 50 partners that give between $250 – $25 on a monthly basis to support our ministry team. We are seeking the next 50 partners to join the Race and help with our ministry staff costs.

3 – Request our Celebrate the Wins newsletter. Quarterly we send out incredible updates about the ministry in Greater Nashville. That update includes an envelope to give a one-time gift. One time donations are crucial to fund new and existing network and club launches.

First Priority Greater Nashville is a 6 year old 501c3 Non-profit organization that has been recognized by multiple organizations for our allocation and usage of the funds donated by our partners. We are honored for these awards and use both outside and inside auditing to ensure the gifts given are stewarded at the highest standards. 

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Students Serving Students


Church Leader

Churches Reaching Students


Adult Leader

Adults Serving Students



Steve Cherrico

Executive Director

Trey Reynolds

Wilson County Area Director

Renae Luketic

Rutherford County Director

Bonnie Gray

Lincoln County Area Director

Jeremy Carlson

Board President

Jerry Meadows

Board Vice President

LaSandra Wall

Board Secretary

Dan Maciuk

Board Treasurer

Justin Beasley

Board Fund Development

Rebecca Robinson

Board Event Coordinator

Debbie LoCurto

Board Member

Allison Bussell

Board Member

Seth Norris

Board Member

FP Blog

A Lifestyle of Prayer?


As a local missionary, prayer is of the utmost importance. Every aspect of my life has to be covered in prayer. Why? Because without prayer, I know my ministry is ineffective and my life is dry and monotonous. When on the missions field, I can tangibly feel the prayers of people. On the contrary, I can feel the absence of those prayers when people aren’t praying as they should.  more

God is NOT out of our Schools


This past week I was conducting an interview for the local newspaper, The Tennessean. As the reporter and I talked, he made an interesting statement, “that God was no longer allowed in schools.” I have been in multiple meetings and even listened to other press try to push this agenda. However, like I did with this conversation, I whole-heartedly disagreed with this thought.  more

Networks of Hope


It’s summer time and if you are connected to a group of students through a church youth group or community gathering, you know they are on the move.  This time of year students can be found at camps, ball fields, or rehearsals, to name just a few. This means that there are adult leaders serving them in each of these activities as well. more