A discussion of United Methodist history in Nashville, highlighting some of the major events to give us a sense of both West End's place and the wider UM communities' place in Nashville. Why are the boards and agencies here? What are the stories with Vanderbilt? What is the UM church south? What at the West End stories associated with the wider UMC histor? How has the UMC influenced Nashville? Who are the important people who helped guide us?
Von Unruh is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and has long been a mainstay of the programs, societies and commissions in the Tennessee conference, as well as the Southeastern Jurisdiction, relating to history. He is past archivist, past editor of the Historical Society’s journal, and a long friend of past historian, John Abernathy Smith.