Nashville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church

A Seventh-day Adventist church in Nashville, TN
Nashville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Nashville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Plan Your Visit

2800 Blair Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212-4702

(615) 297-1343


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Who We Are

The Nashville First Seventh-day Adventist Church, considered the South’s oldest Adventist church, was established in Nashville over 100 years ago. The first church building was purchased by a small company of believers in 1905 in East Nashville on the corner of Fifth and Fatherland Streets (later demolished in 1969). Due to growth and the age of the building, a lot was purchased on the corner of Natchez Trace and Blair Blvd. and ground was broken for the current sanctuary on May 18th 1952. The congregation has been meeting together in this building ever since! There have been a few re-decorating changes to keep up with the times, but the basic structure of the building remains the same.

It is our desire to be a mission for Jesus in a city that is growing and ever changing as the years pass. We encourage you to read more about Seventh-day Adventists at the links below.

Pastor Melvin Santos and his wife, Juilet, have served First Church since 2008.

About Us

Friendly, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused

Community Service, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Choir, Missions, Food Pantry, School

Traditional Hymns, Singer-Songwriter, Organ

Seventh-day Adventist


English, Spanish, French


Our Services

What is the community like?
The atmosphere is genuinely friendly. People greet you when you come through the doors of the church to the foyer. We do our best as christians to make you feel right at home. We are a diverse church. We have members representing 46 countries and our pastor and his family are philippines. So if you believe that Gods children can come to worship together as one in unity this is the church to visit or to become members. We have potluck every Sabbath and you are always welcome to stay and fellowship with other christians

What if I'm not a Christian?
For the third question: We believe that you can come as you are. If you desire to know more about the church and to know Jesus Christ we have different bible study groups in the different greater Nashville areas where you live to be apart of if you choose to join.

Leadership View all

Mel Santos

Pastor Santos comes to us from Michigan after pastoring for 21 years, with his last church-South Flint Church in Burton, Michigan. He graduated from Pacific Union College with a B.A. in Theology and a minor in Biblical Languages and received his Masters of Divinity from Andrews Theological Seminary. He served as chaplain for the US Army and later with the Army National Guard Reserves for several years. Pastor Santos is committed to establishing Discipleship driven churches and maximizing member’s ministry potential and effectiveness as lay ministers. He is passionate about soul-winning and evangelism and has conducted numerous evangelistic meetings in US and other countries such as the Philippines and India. He has worked with seminarians in conducting several field school of evangelism. In addition to his pastoral duties he served as the chaplain for the Burton Police and Fire departments and chairman of the Burton Area Ministerial Association. Well known for his involvement and leadership in the communities in which he serves resulting in the Key to the City of Burton Award given by Mayor Charles Smiley in 2008. He is an advocate for health promotion, prevention and disease reversal. He provides general advocacy for people in all occupations while offering emotional and spiritual support and healing. Pastor Santos received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

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