Pastor Rodney Arnold is the founding and lead pastor of OneLife Church. He grew up in North Carolina before moving to Abingdon, Virginia for high school. After high school, Rodney moved to Knoxville for college where he received his Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Tennessee.
From there, Rodney went to work at his dream job - NASCAR public relations at Bristol Motor Speedway - until God changed that dream to pastoring a church. He moved back to Knoxville and worked as Associate Pastor at Friendship Church in Karns for 5 years where he led worship and taught alongside Lead Pastor Tim Addis.
In 2007, several Knoxville churches partnered with Rodney to begin the process of planting OneLife Church. A year later he and the love of his life, Harrison, were married and moved to the Knoxville community of Powell, where OneLife began meeting. Most recently Rodney graduated from Liberty Theological Seminary with a Master's Degree in 2009. Pastor Rodney loves spending time with his wife and daughter, playing with their redbone coonhound "Ellie" and their cat "Andy Stanley," and cheering on the Vols and local high schools during football and basketball seasons.
God has planted a big vision into Rodney and he wants nothing more than to see our community and our world discover God and how their one life can make a difference. Read more on our blog at blog.onelifeknox.com.