Alvin Love and his wife Priscilla, better known as CeCe, are excited to be serving as the senior pastors of Nashville Life Christian Church.
They never guessed that they would be called to lead a congregation when they married on June 23, 1984 in their hometown of Detroit. They moved to Nashville in 1989 with their two young children Alvin III and Ashley. And then, starting in 1995, Alvin started to receive prophetic words that God was going to call him to pastor. Prompted by the prophecies, the Loves began to pray and seek God for His perfect will for their lives. It wasn’t until 16 years later, in November 2011, that The Loves hosted a discipleship ministry school in their home led by Bram and Dianne Manusama from Melbourne, Australia. Most of the attendees were young adults who were their son Alvin’s friends and acquaintances. The school was so successful that the Loves asked the Manusamas to return in March 2012. This time more than 80 people participated and their lives were radically changed. The move of God was undeniable. After seeing how God transformed the lives of the young people who attended Alvin and CeCe asked how many of those who attended were without a church home. About half of the hands went up and the Loves knew it was time to start the work. It was crystal clear to them both that this was the time to raise up a congregation, and Nashville Life Christian Church was birthed. On March 28, 2012 Nashville Life held it’s first official service in the Loves home with thirty-four people in attendance. It now meets in Wallace Chapel on the campus of Christ Church.
Alvin and CeCe are excited about serving God’s people by loving them and equipping them for the work of ministry. God directed Alvin to let peace and joy be his compass and that is exactly what Pastor Love is doing. The Loves plan to keep it simple and pure, “it’s our job to make sure the main thing remains the main thing and that is to love God and love people. Nashville Life is authentic, it’s life changing and it’s refreshing because it’s God, it’s all God.”