Tyler Owens has grown up in Maryville, Tennessee for most of his life. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education from Carson-Newman University and his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Tennessee. Since graduating Tyler has gone back to his roots in Maryville as choir director at Heritage Middle School for three years, and has begun a new adventure as director of choral activities at his alma mater, Heritage High School.


Tyler is married to his lovely wife Rachel. The two met during high school and have been sweethearts ever since. They have two beautiful daughters, Avacyn and Lyra. As an active family their hobbies include singing, Crossfit, and going to the park. 

Tyler Owens

Director of Music & Worship



Favorite T.V. Quote: 

Andy: Literally every song is better a cappella. Name a song.
Dwight: Cherry Pie, Warrant.
Andy: Better a cappella!
Dwight: No! Really?
Andy: Yeah. Name another.
Dwight: Enter Sandman, Metallica.
Andy: Better a cappella.
Dwight: Rebel Yell, Billy Idol
Andy: Aw!! Way better a cappella
Dwight: Really?
Andy: Yeah.  

- The Office

What would you do for fun on Mars? 

Find Curiosity and give that rover it's first fist bump!



Jayme Lyttle

Contemporary Worship Leader

It’s easy for Jayme to feel right at home at Central. He started playing music here in high school, he met his wife Holly here, they were married here, and 7 years later he is serving with us once again. Needless to say, Central is a very special place for him.


Jayme is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He has been leading worship since he was 16 years old and loves every minute of it.


Jayme and his wife, Holly, have two beautiful children: Molly and Brooks. He loves music, playing golf and just about anything sports related.