North Nashville District Presiding Elder
Rev. Walter W. Reid, Jr.
The North Nashville District sits among the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee and includes churches in the North Nashville area all the way to the Kentucky state line. To the northwest the district includes the cities of Dickson and Charlotte, Tennessee and to the north and east of Nashville the cities of Springfield, Gallatin, Lebanon, Hartsville and Carthege.
Rev. Walter Winstead Reid, Jr. was born January 15, 1960 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Rev. Walter W. Reid Sr. and the late Mrs. Jerrie L. Reid. He is married to Evangelist Brenda L. Reid and is the proud father of three daughters, Kimberly, Brennan, and Shaquita; and grandfather of two, MaKayla and MaKenzi.
He has successfully matriculated as an alumnus of Trevecca Nazarene University where he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management. He also holds an Associate Degree in Business from Nashville Community State College. Reverend Reid has furthered his post graduate studies at the Memphis Theological Seminary and at Trevecca Nazarene University for the Master’s Degree in Religion.
Reverend Reid’s extensive experience in the Banking Industry led to his personal and professional associations with the Minority Banker’s Association and the Chamber of Commerce. This same experience of over 20 years further lends itself to his significant accomplishments in the areas of finance and construction, more specifically, a variety of projects that were initiated or completed during his pastorates. Most notably, those projects have included the building of an Educational Facility and Sanctuary expansion at St. John A.M.E. Church in Springfield, Tennessee, along with the acquisition of land. Rev. Reid also served as coordinator for a substantial tornado restoration project at St. Peter A.M.E. Church, Clarksville, Tennessee, an important landmark that is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places.
Under the auspices of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, he is a fifth generation A.M.E. minister. Previously, he has served as Pastor of St. James A.M.E. Church, Memphis, Tennessee; St. Peter A.M.E. Church, Clarksville, Tennessee; St. John A.M.E. Church, Springfield, Tennessee; and Clayborn Chapel A.M.E Church, Williamsport, Tennessee. He is currently appointed as the Presiding Elder of the North Nashville District of the Tennessee Annual Conference.em>
South Nashville District Presiding Elder
Rev. Harold Love, Jr.
The South Nashville District is comprised of churches in the southern middle Tennessee region. It extends westward to Linden, eastward to Wartrace, and covers portions of North and East Nashville and southward down I-65 to Cornersville. The South Nashville District boasts twenty-seven churches and a membership of over 3,700 children of God.
Born December 14, 1972 in Nashville, Tennessee to the Late Rep. Harold M. Love, Sr. and Mary Y. Love he is the last of five children and the only male. He was educated in the public schools of Metro Nashville Davidson County and graduated with Honors from Whites Creek High School in 1990. Entered Tennessee State University in 1990 and Graduated in 1994 with a Degree in Economics and Finance with a minor in Political Science. Graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Divinity in 1998 with a Masters Degree in Theological Studies.
While attending Tennessee State University as an undergraduate he marched in the Aristocrat of Bands, and was initiated into the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. “Mighty Rho Psi” Chapter and elected president of the Graduating class. Accepted his call to the ministry in June of 1995 and was ordained an elder by the Tennessee Annual Conference in 1999 and received his first Pastoral assignment.