Local Leaders

David Wilson

David Wilson is a graduate of The University of California, Berkeley (undergraduate) and Southern Methodist University (MBA). He won gold and silver medals in swimming in the 1984 Olympics and went on to have a successful 25-year career in commercial real estate development before joining Search Nashville full time a few years ago. His passion is to help men and women get answers to their tough spiritual questions. He has been married to Dru for 28 years and they have three grown children. Currently, both he and Dru are graduates of the prestigious Colson Fellows Program, where they are studied Christian Apologetics from some of the world’s best teachers.

Dr. Greg Joiner

Greg Joiner was a pastor in Nashville for 13 years prior to joining Search. He is a graduate of the University of Mobile where he played soccer. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Seminary and is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary where he holds a Doctor of Ministry degree. Greg has a real passion to see men in our city take their next steps towards God. Before joining Search, his coaching and counseling with men led him to author the book RISER, which is a conversation tool for helping others in their spiritual journey. He and his wife Ellen also own BEATBOXFIT, a fitness studio in Brentwood. Ellen and Greg have been married for 9 years and they have two young children.

John Vicary

John, the newest member of the Search Nashville team, joined the staff in March 2020, but his relationship with Jesus began in 1975 at a Young Life camp.  John earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University and his Master’s Degree from Fuller Seminary.  For the past 40 years, John worked for Young Life in several capacities with his last position as Executive VP of U.S. Ministries.  He is married to Carol, and they have 3 sons who all married up like their dad.  They have one granddaughter, Ellie, who has her “Papa” completely under her spell and two more grandbabies due in the spring of 2020.  John loves to golf, fish, and hunt and is incredibly humbled and honored to be joining the staff of Search.