Spark Kids


SPARK kids is Eastgate's very creative childcare department for ages birth-12 years. Every SPARK kid visit begins with children's corporate time then moves to a classroom where they are served an organic fruit snack after the teaching. 

Parents can enjoy an entirely kid-free morning and relax knowing their children are loved and led at their level into a faith walk with Jesus. Children are also welcome to join the adult congregation for praise and worship.

Spark Kids STAFF

  • Spark Kids
    Pastor | co-DIRECTOR


    Shekinah is our Tween Department Director for middle-school age children.  She spent 10 years abroad working in missions and teaching English. She a B.S. in Elementary Education K-6 with a Masters in English Language Learners and English as a Second Language. She currently teaches Middle School for Metro Nashville Public Schools.

  • Spark Kids Co-Director

    Elder Dawn Gray

    Dawn was born in Dallas, TX and moved around a lot due to her step-father's job until her high school years in Arkansas. Upon graduating high school, she moved with her family to TN and attended MTSU. She graduated in 1991. Dawn gave her heart to the Lord at the age of 12 in a Methodist church, but it wasn't until she was 26 that she fully understood that God is personal and wants to have a personal relationship with all of His children. 

    At that point her life dramatically changed as His Word came alive to her. She met and married David in a whirlwind courtship at the age of 32 where she became a wife and instant mom to Nick and Dakota. They now have five children, and are still in the daily mix of homeschooling Hannah, Caleb and Judah. 

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