Nolan grew up in Southeast Tennessee where he enjoyed growing in church, playing sports in school, and spending time with family. He studied Biology at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, where he married his high school sweetheart Cara. They have three boys, Lincoln and Emmett, and Crosby. Nolan answered the call to ministry after serving several years as a church youth intern and worship leader in local churches. After serving two years as a student pastor, God called Nolan to seminary at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is continuing to pursue a Masters in Divinity. Nolan served as a student pastor in Raleigh, NC, for four years. Nolan and Cara answered the call to serve at Grace Baptist Church in June of this year. They are excited and blessed to be serving at this church family. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, riding his bike, reading, and eating.