Who We Are
Our Identity & Mission
We are a benedictine parish in the English Tradition. Our mission is to love God, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to make Christ known in Gallatin.
We seek to accomplish our mission through obedience to the Threefold Rule of Holy Church: Daily Offices, Holy Eucharist, and Personal Devotions
We value obedience, stability, hospitality, and conversion of life. We value daily prayer, and our identity is rooted in the Liturgy. We model ourselves after the Upper Room as told in the Book of Acts: a group of people gathered for love of Jesus and in obedience to His command, devoted to prayer, the breaking of bread, and the teaching and fellowship of the Apostles. We seek to share that love of Christ with the world.
Our History & Building
The first mission of the Episcopal Church in Gallatin was organized in 1881. More than a century later, the parish Church of Our Saviour stands as resilient as ever. During that 138 years, the church encountered struggles and hardship; sometimes it disappeared completely, only to reappear years later. Our story, therefore, is a story of struggle for survival and of our eventual triumph through the power of the Holy Spirit. Today, we are a faithful and prayerful congregation, worshipping God in the great tradition of the Church, and serving our community out of love for God.
The Episcopal Church
If you’re not familiar with The Episcopal Church, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Below are a few trademarks to help start your journey on the Canterbury Trail. Side note: If perhaps you’re looking for a more indirect but delightful way of learning about The Episcopal Church and its relationship to England you can just watch the Broadway show Hamilton.
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Clergy & Team
The Rev. Jacob A Bottom
Jacob accepted the call to serve Church of Our Saviour in October 2017. He has a MA in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary and a M.Div from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He met his wife Gina while living in Dallas and they have been married since 2013. Jacob likes caffeine, bright colors in artwork, reading classic literature, and watching superhero movies.
Suzy Perry has been serving Church of Our Saviour as Office Administrator for the past several years. She is married with two sons and four fantastic grandchildren. As an empty-nester Suzy focuses her interests on canines. She is a member of the Sumner County EMA K9 unit and Sumner County Sherriff’s Office. Suzy is involved with several state and federal committees dedicated to publishing standards for K9 training and certification on the national level.
Choir Director & Organist
Dottie is from Knoxville, TN and majored in music at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. She has experience as a background singer in Nashville Recording and Television Studios. She has been the organist at Church of Our Saviour since 1986!