Heartsong's Story

     Heartsong was born from a vision that began to grow in the heart of our first pastor in the fall of 1996. The Lord began to stir up a vision for a church that would take as their mission, reaching out to people who do not have a relationship of love and trust with Jesus, meeting them wherever they were in life, and helping them find their way. It would be a place that sang the songs, reflected the images and spoke the language of the current culture. This new United Methodist Church would open to any and every kind of person, without regard for whatever might be a barrier between them and others, and that celebrated and taught the Way of Jesus to love God, our neighbors and ourselves, in every situation, at all costs.

     In June of 1997, Dr. Steve Stone was appointed to Christ United Methodist Church as a base for starting a new church in Cordova. The vision was cast among many people, and in January of 1998, 35 people formed two small groups for bible study and prayer, and began worship celebrations on Sundays at St. Benedict Catholic School on Germantown Road in Cordova. On May 17, 1998, this new work was chartered as Heartsong Church with 62 members. Land was bought, a first building completed, and on the first Sunday of December 2002, Heartsong moved into the first building on 30 acres at the corner of Houston Levee and Humphrey Roads. The church building was completed in two additional building projects, all funded by the partners of Heartsong. After years of faithful service, in 2015, Dr. Stone retired and the mantle of leading this gathering of Jesus followers passed to Chris Eaves. Heartsong currently averages 200 in Sunday's celebration in-person and online, has a strong small groups community (and regularly starts new ones), is home to mission teams offering the love of Jesus to those in various kinds of need, and is proud of the work of our Great Adventure Childcare, annually receiving the highest award for excellence the state of Tennessee offers.