Do you know why God put you on this planet?

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Welcome to ClearView Baptist Church

Find

Your

Purpose

at ClearView Church

Our church believes that God has a specific purpose for everyone on this earth and that you shouldn’t spend any longer figuring out what that purpose is. We do this through what we call The Path to Purpose.

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The

Path To

Purpose

Do you know why God put you on this planet?

The Path to Purpose is a roadmap for every follower of Christ to discover why God put them on this planet.

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The Path is built around prayer. Prayer is communication with your creator. To fuel your journey on the Path, you build a relationship with God by talking to Him. Prayer is at the core of everything we do and at the center of every step of our journey.

What is purpose? It is the reason why something is done or created. Purpose is the “why” something exists. You were made with purpose.

Want to learn more? Follow the steps below to engage in your purposeful calling.

Encounter Jesus

Where Your Path Begins

Every journey has a beginning. Purpose begins with knowing the Purpose-giver. The greatest questions in life are all about Jesus. Who is Jesus to you? Have you followed Christ in accepting His grace for salvation? Are you following Jesus, or are you pursuing your self? Have you been baptized after salvation?

Connect to Clearview

Attend Starting Point and Join a Group

ClearView church is not a building. ClearView is a people committed to following Jesus together. We need each other. Our groups form the epicenter of life at ClearView. Through them, you will find great friendships and be encouraged along your spiritual journey. Starting Point is our class designed to help you learn who we are and what we are all about. It will help you take your first steps to purpose at ClearView. Use the links below to help.

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Find Freedom

Keys to Freedom

We believe Keys to Freedom is for anyone. This study will equip, educate, and empower you to live free and stay free from a past that affects you daily. The purpose is to help you become whole, restored, transformed, and enabled to live a life free of a past that may be holding you back. As part of the body of Christ, you will be armed with tools to live free and stay free.

Discover Your Purpose

Be Guided Through PLACE

You are NOT an accident! God did not create you to be a wandering generality. You are not a mistake. You are made uniquely and God wants to use you to impact your community. PLACE is a special tool that helps you identify your personality, spiritual giftedness, and passions. These things help you find and pursue your calling. Our PLACE Guides will help you understand how that all comes together and help you to your next step.

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Engage Your Calling

Lead Others to Encounter Jesus

Once you find your purpose it must be put into practice. Knowing who you are and why you are here is not the final step. When you engage your calling you begin leading others to encounter Jesus. It might be on a Sunday morning at church, through your workplace, in your neighborhood, and even through your hobbies. God wants to use you to help others discover their purpose!

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Sundays

at ClearView

Chapel | 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

We offer two separate worship services on Sunday mornings in the Chapel. Pastor Jason Cruise and our worship team prayerfully prepare a time of worship and learning for us each week.

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Kids

Birth-5th Grade

Our kids ministry is so much more than just childcare. We believe that your children should be learning about Jesus as early as possible, so we use practical teaching in both small and large group settings. Programming for preschool and children is available during our 9:15 & 10:45 services on Sunday mornings.

Children’s Ministry
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Students

6th-12th Grade

Teenage years can be hard for children, so we provide a safe and comfortable place for your students to gather and learn about Jesus. On Sunday mornings at church, students are split into age-appropriate Bible study groups. Teens are welcome to join us at 9:15 each week.

Student Ministry

Adults

Men and Women

Discover your purpose through our Adult Church Ministry events. Our Women’s Ministry is full of women of all generations who focus on knowing God better through the study of His Word and prayer. Men of Franklin is our way to get connected with men in your community who share the same interests as you.

Women’s Ministry
Men’s Ministry

Church Groups

Life Happens in Groups

Available Sundays | 8:00, 9:15, and 10:45 a.m.
Various church groups meet throughout the week

Church groups are the best way to connect with other believers who are in the same stage of life as you. Whether you are single, in college, or married with an empty nest, or anything in between we have a group for you! Most small groups are about 15–20 people.

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Leadership

Meet Pastor Jason

Jason and Michelle have made their home in Franklin since 2002. They have two boys, Cole and Tucker. The Cruise family came to ClearView Baptist Church in January of 2018.

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Jason Cruise

Senior Pastor

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

January 2018

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

We didn’t choose it because they hired us; we knew that God was building a movement, and that’s how it started.

Go-to coffee order?

French press with a little Italian sweet cream.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Gourmet salad.

Jennifer Helton - Church Administrator at ClearView Baptist Church

Jennifer Helton

Church Administrator

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2009

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

ClearView loves people well with such sincerity and grace.

Go-to coffee order?

Grande Peppermint Mocha

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pizza!

Graham Inman - Pastor of Ministry Development at ClearView Baptist Church

Graham Inman

Pastor of Ministry Development

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2019

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

CV has a strong sense of community and belonging

Go-to coffee order?

I’m not a coffee drinker!

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Meemaw’s Strawberry Cake

John Garner - Connections Pastor at ClearView Baptist Church

John Garner

Connections Pastor

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

1990

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

CV is all about the true of God’s word and not afraid of changes to reach Franklin. The message of God’s love and salvation always stays the same, but methods to reach Franklin are allowed to change.

Go-to coffee order?

Preferred drinks of choice Unsweet tea and Diet Sundrop.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Louisiana gumbo – after all it contains the trinity: Onions, Celery, Bell Pepper!

Alexis Cruz - Worship Pastor at ClearView Baptist Church

Alexis Cruz

Worship Pastor

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2009

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

Job

Go-to coffee order?

Mocha

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Sushi

John Gardner - Pastoral Care and Senior Adults at ClearView Baptist Church

John Gardner

Pastoral Care and Senior Adults

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

1984

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

I always wanted to part of starting a church from the ground up!

Go-to coffee order?

I don’t drink coffee!

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Steak

Tracy Sellers - Preschool Director at ClearView Baptist Church

Tracy Sellers

Preschool Director

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

August 2005

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

Incredibly kind, friendly people and a great kid’s ministry!

Go-to coffee order?

Chai latte or green tea, not a coffee

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hummus and veggies (I know that’s 2!)

Shane Pass - Family Pastor at ClearView Baptist Church

Shane Pass

Family Pastor

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

January 2000

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

It was clear that the love of God was strong in his people, and ClearView was designed to utilize the body of Christ. 

Go-to coffee order?

Vanilla latte

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Nuts

Jennie Ross - Children’s Director at ClearView Baptist Church

Jennie Ross

Children’s Director

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

July 2000

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

I felt God’s presence here, and it was clear this was where He wanted us.

Go-to coffee order?

nope

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

fruit

Kim Margrave - Missions Director at ClearView Baptist Church

Kim Margrave

Missions Director

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2019

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

Clearview was a great fit for our family.

Go-to coffee order?

peach green tea

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

pasta

Terry Welborn - IT/Tech Director at ClearView Baptist Church

Terry Welborn

IT/Tech Director

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2003

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

The friendly people

Go-to coffee order?

Yes please – black

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

My grandmother’s fresh peach cobbler.

Nancy Thomas - Women’s Director at ClearView Baptist Church

Nancy Thomas

Women’s Director

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2004

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

Felt like I was home

Go-to coffee order?

Tea

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pizza

Cindy Cornelius - ClearView Prep Director at ClearView Baptist Church

Cindy Cornelius

ClearView Prep Director

How long have you been at ClearView Baptist Church?

2016

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

It’s where our friends and community are that we do/share life with

Go-to coffee order?

Chai Tea Latte

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Shrimp Tacos

Vicky Stiles - Facilities Director at ClearView Baptist Church

Vicky Stiles

Facilities Director

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2020

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

ClearView chose me! After many prayers and conversations with church leadership, I felt that God was calling me to ClearView to use my work-related gifts in the next chapter in my career journey. Facilities work is never easy, and the tasks are never-ending! But I’m blessed to work with staff who are supportive and encouraging. They really are an extension of my family, and see the best in me. And that has made all the difference!

Go-to coffee order?

Grande American, double cream

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Authentic Mexican taquitos with fresh & chunky guacamole and salsa

Danielle Gutting - Finance Director at ClearView Baptist Church

Danielle Gutting

Finance Director

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2018

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

The staff :-)

Go-to coffee order?

Skinny vanilla latte

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

tacos

Jennifer Lein - Finance team member at ClearView Baptist Church

Jennifer Lein

Finance

How long have you been at ClearView Baptist Church?

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

Go-to coffee order?

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

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Zach Ray

Worship Resident

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2016

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

Matt Papa

Go-to coffee order?

Love the smell, hate the taste.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pizza

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Jamie Savley

Student Ministry Resident

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2022

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

The Community

Go-to coffee order?

Iced Caramel Macchiato

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A Fresh Grilled hamburger

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Emma Mullins

Student Ministry Resident

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2021

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

The Community

Go-to coffee order?

Cuban with oat milk

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cheeseburger with fries

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Molly Atkins

Communications Resident

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

October 2021

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

The focus on all of the generations/age groups and the opportunities for personal/professional growth.

Go-to coffee order?

The largest cup of iced water possible

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

French fries with ranch dressing on the side

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Noah Stansfield

Adult Ministry Resident

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

May 2022

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

My wife and I’s primary reasons for joining this church were the confidence we have in the preaching, and the potential to raise a family in such a loving and supportive environment.

Go-to coffee order?

Black daily drip with no room for anything other than more coffee

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

My wife’s homemade lasagna

Sarah Jane Bowers

Preschool Ministry Assistant

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2019

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

We chose ClearView because of its sound Biblical teaching and because we were welcomed with such genuine warmth and joy!

Go-to coffee order?

Chai Latte

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Greek Salad Bowl from Cava.

Eric Cantrell

Facilities

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2022

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

The church chose me for my repair skills.

Go-to coffee order?

Hot mocha with Carmel

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Sweet potatoes, because they have the nutrients you need to survive

Sally Schumpert

Receptionist

When did you start working at ClearView Baptist Church?

2018

What made you choose this Southern Baptist Church?

It was (& is) a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church. Also, the people were friendly and they smiled A LOT.

Go-to coffee order?

I’ll take a Diet Coke over a coffee any day.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chocolate.