Fellows Staff

John Mason Hodges
Scholar in Residence
Christian Worldview Class

John Mason Hodges is a conductor, lecturer, composer, and writer. He has been conducting orchestras and choruses since finishing graduate studies in music at Indiana University in 1983.  He has composed and arranged music for Second Presbyterian Church for 10 years, and conducted their choirs.

John also lectures in this country and in Europe on the subjects of aesthetics, education, and music, and writes occasional articles for various publications on the arts. He held the position of Associate Professor of the Arts and Culture at Crichton College where he taught classes in worldview, history of the arts and reader’s theater, directed theater productions, and was founding director of the Institute for the Arts and Cultural Apologetics.

Most recently he has founded and directs the Center for Western Studies, a year-long tutorial program that teaches college-aged students a Christian worldview and the history of Western ideas. He lives in Memphis with Day, his wife of 28 years, and they have a son, Mason, who lives in Chattanooga. 


Barton Kimbro
Pastor to Young Adults
Bible Survey Class

Barton is from Memphis and graduated from the University of Mississippi. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has been in the pastorate since 2009. At that point, Barton joined Second staff as a pastoral intern. From 2010-2013 he served as the Campus Director of Campus Outreach at Rhodes College and as part-time pastor at Second. Starting in the summer of 2014, he began serving as the full-time pastor to young adults. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 1.5 years.


David Bowen
Assistant Pastor
Bible Survey Class

David is from Knoxville, TN and graduated from the University of Virginia. He then taught history and coached football and basketball for two years, before heading to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, outside of Chicago. After serving for two years as an assistant pastor at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, David earned his PhD at Vanderbilt in the History of Christian Thought. From there he went on to plant a PCA church in North Carolina called The Church of the Good Shepherd, where he served as senior pastor for 29 years. He and his wife, Lee, have been married 37 years.

Deborah Coleman
Program Coordinator

A native Texan, Deborah Coleman came to Memphis to attend Rhodes College where she graduated with a BA in History with a concentration in the Civil Rights Movement. Deborah taught AP American History and Economics at a local high school and also served as a preschool teacher prior to leaving the classroom to stay home with her daughters.

She is currently involved in the Memphis community, and spends time volunteering at an inner city Christian school. She is also very involved at Second Presbyterian where, among other things, she has served as a children's and youth Sunday School teacher, a member of the Children's Committee, Youth Committee, Bloom Women's Mentoring Leadership Team and the Deuteronomy 6 Committee.

Deborah has been involved in the 2PC Fellows Program for the past two years serving as a member of the Board of Directors and as the "Fellows Mom," with her home and kitchen always open to the Fellows. Together with her husband, Bob, and their two teenage daughters, Caroline and Carter, she has hosted six women in their home who were either Fellows or interns in the Youth Department at Second. She feels privileged to be involved in the Fellows Program and is devoted to seeing God glorified through it.