Knoxville, TN. native, Pastor Adam Lutts is the founder and lead Pastor of Awaken Old City Church. Our journey in church planting started in 2004 as full-time youth Pastors. Serving in that capacity for 9 years allowed them to see the gap between generations that kept many youth group graduates from becoming assimilated in an adult congregation. This started a process of questions asking what new church community could be. Adam and Sarah have served as Project Coordinators for International missions organizations, trainers for Dynamic Church Planters International and planted 2 churches and a coffee shop in Knoxville, TN. They love Knoxville and chose this area to raise their family consisting of three amazing daughters plus a son in law.
Kelly and Tina Copeland are Assistant Pastors at Awaken Old City and have assisted in planting two churches. Kelly has served in the military for over 25 years and Tina is a teacher. They have been married for 20 years and have three children. Kelly and Tina have a heart for servant leadership and have been involved in pastoral ministry since 1999. They have functioned in the areas of children’s and youth ministry, small groups, discipleship, and prophetic ministry; and have a desire to see people fulfill the call of God on their life and promote healthy