JD and Jamé Swilley are the founding and lead pastors of Seeds Church. JD from Tennessee and Jamé from Iowa, met while attending college in Texas and were married in 1999. They entered the ministry in 2001. They have served in churches in small towns and larger cities with a variety of responsibilities, including ministry to students and families, worship, and young adults.

The Swilleys have a deep passion for the local church. In early 2016, the Holy Spirit began leading them on the journey towards planting Seeds Church in Murfreesboro, TN. 

JD and Jamé have three children and live in Murfreesboro. JD and Jame speak and lead worship at churches and conferences around the country. They also form the country duo, Forrest Hill.

Many years ago, the holy spirit plantED a seed in our hearts. at the beginning of 2016, he began to water that seed.

There have been moments in our lives where we have felt the Holy Spirit leading us to take big steps. Often those big steps feel like giant leaps. Surely you have been there too, standing on the edge of what is and what could be, wondering if the risk will be worth it and wishing there was a "how-to" manual. Despite all the risk, we choose to simply trust and obey and take the leap into the unknown.

We let history be our guide and lean on the stories of old, like that of Abraham, who was called to leave his homeland to follow God’s blessing and plan. Abraham saw God prove himself faithful time and again through favorable and unfavorable circumstances. We have seen and can attest that God has and will continue to do the same for us.

Through a series of events, beginning in the summer of 2015, we began to ask ourselves if God was calling us to plant a church. Through constant prayer, seeking wisdom from others, and being encouraged to press on, we desired to hear God’s voice and be guided by His hand. We believe that God spoke clearly.

ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 SEEDS church WAS PLANTED in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

God has planted an incredible vision in our hearts for the city of Murfreesboro and we are eager to see what He has in store for Seeds Church. This is a story He is only just beginning to tell.

Our best days are ahead!

JD and Jamé Swilley

Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives.

We are guided by pastors

The Pastoral staff team is led by the Lead Pastor. This team will oversee the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These staff pastors will serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church.

We are PROTECTED by trustees

The Trustees will be members of the congregation who will oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They will provide counsel to the Lead Pastor and pastoral team regarding the major financial commitments of the church. The Trustees will serve as Non-staff Elders.


The Overseers are pastors of respected congregations and ministries who love Seeds Church and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Lead Pastor if requested by the Pastors or Trustees. The Overseers serve as Apostolic Elders.

The current Trustees and Overseers for Seeds Church are:

  • Dr. Dan Scott - Pastor of Christ Church Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mike Miller - Pastor of Nova Church - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jonathan Wiggins - Pastor of Resurrection Fellowship - Loveland, Colorado