Hi, I’m Tag Tuck. I am the assistant pastor at Grace Community Church where I use my gifts to help people grow in their own walk with Jesus, to recruit and train volunteers and leaders, and to build up the church for the work of ministry in Charlottesville and beyond.
I’m also a saxophone player and former Air Force musician. Music is one of the most incredible gifts of creation. I play all types of music, but especially love classical and jazz genres.
I’m also interested in building and planting churches. Over the years I’ve been privileged to be part of churches of all shapes and sizes, from an American church plant in Germany, to a small conservative congregation, to a large established church, and currently a church that attracts both suburban and rural attenders from two neighboring counties.
My Teaching and Preaching
For the past five years I’ve been teaching weekly. Our class called Foundations seeks to give people tools grow in knowledge of God and knowledge of self. You can find audio to my classes at this link.
Along with teaching, I preach about 16 times per year. This is a real honor and privilege for me. Feeding God’s people with His word is my supreme joy.
For years, I’ve been teaching and leading groups of all shapes and sizes. I finally decided to be more intentional about sharing with others what I’ve learned in an through the process. I’m on mission to be part of growing the kingdom of God because God graciously called me through His Son, Jesus Christ.
To that end, I write on spiritual formation, small groups, theology, and various Christian topics. I test other ideas on this blog too. At times it feels like a work in progress, but my main work is getting clearer all the time.
My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can use to grow in answering two questions:
- How do I perceive God?
- How do I perceive myself?
If you’re someone who wants to grow in piety, which I define as Christian spirituality, then this blog is for you.
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I have been married to my wife, Gina, for 16 years. We have two children and live near Charlottesville, Virgina.
In my free time I enjoy reading, throwing Frisbee, and letting my friends talk me into things they think we could enjoy together (games, movies, events, etc.). I am the assistant Pastor at Grace Community Church here in Charlottesville, where I’ve served since August of 2012.
Before becoming a pastor, I was a musician in the United States Air Force Band program. For eight years (2001-2009), I toured the Mid-Atlantic and Europe playing saxophone and clarinet with several great musicians as we entertained troops, recruited new airmen, and said thank you to our communities on behalf of the whole Air Force.
I first considered pastoral ministry while watching my pastor preach when I was 9 years-old. In the seventh grade I cried when I heard a local pastor talk about his job during career day at school. My senior year of high school I preached as part of our church’s “Youth Sunday” program. But it wasn’t until 2008 when I was considering a move out of the Air Force that I had a sure sense that God was calling me to go to seminary.
From our last duty station in Kaiserslautern, Germany we left a solid job with good benefits and landed in St. Louis, Missouri at Covenant Theological Seminary. Even though we lived on a shoestring budget, those three years from 2009-2012 were foundational to our preparation for full-time ministry.
Now I’m an assistant pastor who preaches and teaches regularly while caring for our congregation and providing support and structure with the small team of our mid-sized church.
My Contact Information
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My blog is built on WordPress (self-hosted). I use the Make Plus Theme created by the great folks at Theme Foundry. It’s made for folks who want to quit fussing with their website and start focusing on their content. The guy who has been helping me since I started this site is Romondo Davis, a solopreneur in the social media and web development industry.