staff leadership team
Pastor Freddy T. Wyatt
Years ago, the grace of God captured Freddy T.'s heart and the glory of God became his aim in life. Today, he is a passionate preacher of God's word, a risk-taking, baseball loving, espresso drinking, old book hunting, happy husband and dad. And if you look closely, you'll see - Freddy T. is really just an ordinary guy with an extraordinary God.
Freddy T. and his wife Susan were born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. Over the years they both enjoyed seasons of life and ministry in Clarksville. In 2008, four years into their marriage, with an almost two-year old and twins on the way, Freddy T. and Susan moved to New York City to help plant Gallery Church. They were instrumental in helping Gallery plant other churches in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City all of which are flourishing today. While living in Manhattan, Freddy T. also served as the Director of Southern Seminary's New York City Extension Center. After NYC, Freddy T. served as a pastor in Scottsdale, Arizona where he continued to coach and encourage church planters.
A highlight of ministry for Freddy T. came recently when he was privileged to serve as a contributing author to the study notes of The Jesus Bible.
Freddy T. and Susan are raising a joyful pack of future world changers: Jack (12), Elliott (10), Lillie (10), and Parker (6). A prayer they often pray for their kiddos is, "God save them, send them where you want them to go, and spend them out for your glory."
The Wyatt's are an open book. In years past they kept a regular blog chronicling newly-wed moments, early parenting adventures and life up close in New York City.
Elijah Guzman -
Elijah was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He was raised in church and began a personal relationship with Jesus when he was 14 years old. Elijah is reminded of God’s sovereignty in his life after experiencing His provision in times of fear and uncertainty.
He has been leading worship for 3 years, after being a back-up vocalist and youth leader for many years. He is passionate about God's Word and desires to reach and lead people through the very mediums that pull for their attention.
He is a full-time student at Belmont University pursuing a Worship Leadership degree while serving here at Real Life Sango.
Elijah is married to Naomi, and they have one son, Lucas, and a daughter, Abigail. Elijah’s first ministry is to his family, as they are a blessing to him and have helped shape him to be the husband, father, and man of God he desires to be.
Jeannette Smith -
Real Life Kids Director
Jeannette was born and raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She has attended church since she was born, and accepted Christ at the age of 9.
Jeannette started serving her church in Preschool and Kids Ministry when she was in high school. Over the years, she has served in various roles in Preschool and Kids Ministry, including helping in the nursery, teaching Sunday School, being a division director in preschool on Sunday mornings and VBS, teaching in VBS, and serving as a Wednesday night teacher in Kids Ministry.
Her passion is to see kids grow in their knowledge of the Bible, share their knowledge with others, and come to know Christ.
Jeannette has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Education from Austin Peay State University. She is married to Paul Smith, and they have three boys, Trip, Aiden, and Peyton. She is a stay-at-home mom and owner of the Little Lambs and Ivy Consignment Sale.
Katrina Watts -
Real Life Babies-PreK Director
A Clarksville native, Katrina became a Christian at the age of 5 and was baptized when she was 7. Katrina says she always knew that knowing Jesus was something special. Despite many obstacles along her journey, Jesus has been faithful and full of mercy. He has never given up on her, always committed to refining her to be the woman He called her to be at 5 years old.
For more than 20 years Katrina has been working with children in many capacities, including ministry and her professional life. She served with Grace Community Church in Preschool and Children's Ministry as a volunteer for 8 years, and spent 4 years as the Preschool Director there. Katrina is passionate about teaching God’s truths to little ones. She has a BSSW and is finishing up her Master's in Professional Counseling. Katrina is a program director at Centerstone MHC where she works alongside parents with children ages 5 and under.
Katrina has one daughter, Kylie Jade, who is 12. Kylie is her greatest blessing outside of Jesus Christ, and her greatest honor is loving, leading, and serving Kylie in her journey.
Katrina’s heart and desire is found in Job 23:10-12. “But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.”
Nathan Maynard -
Real Life Students Director
A native of Oklahoma, Nathan moved to Tennessee in 2016. He became a follower of Christ during his senior year of high school. He had been attending church regularly with friends when he truly saw his need for a savior and decided to trust Christ with his life. Nathan is amazed that God adopts us as beloved children and invites us to serve Him with our everything.
Nathan studied History and Business with a minor in Biblical Studies at Blue Mountain College, and then completed his MBA. He is excited that his studies have prepared him both for his day job as a financial planner, and for his role as Student Ministry Director. Nathan has been working with students virtually since he was a student himself, and has served in various roles ranging from Student Pastor to Upward Basketball Director to Missions Team Leader and more. Nathan enjoys working with students and is passionate about each student coming to know Christ deeply. He desires for God to radically change the lives of our students and send them on mission to fully live for Him.
Nathan is married to Carolyn, and they are excited to be be a part of Real Life Sango as they seek to see the students of Clarksville know and follow Christ!
elders & financial advisory team
Long term, a team of elders will both provide encouragement and accountability to our Pastor and assistance in shepherding the congregation. We currently have a Financial Advisory Team that provides accountability for all things finance at Real Life Sango.