Identity. Passion. Purpose.

Our Team

 The Narrow Gate Foundation Team


Executive Directors

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer – Executive Director

Bill was raised in a small town in Northeast MO. He was an active young man interested in many things from building to wrestling to cars to music. Eventually his love for music brought him to Nashville where he worked in the music industry for almost 15 years. But it was his love for Jesus and the Word of God that eventually overcame his love for music and at 40 years old, God revealed Bill’s true purpose – to disciple young men and teach the Bible in unique and engaging ways. Bill is an ordained minister and sought after speaker. When he isn’t teaching at the Lodge, Bill spends time making guitars, tending to his 6 Mediterranean donkeys or traveling.


Stacy Spencer

Stacy Spencer – Executive Director

Stacy came to Nashville by way of Mississippi and is a graduate of Belmont University. She enjoyed a rewarding career in the TV & Film industry before encountering Jesus and having her entire perspective on life radically change. Her passion these days is sharing life and truth with everyone she encounters and as the “mom” of Narrow Gate, she has learned how to live in the midst of hundreds of men! Relaxing for her involves gardening, reading, and just being outdoors. Fun fact: Stacy was a national clogging champ!

Communications Team

Ali Smith

Abby Williams – Development Manager

Abby joined the Narrow Gate staff in January 2020. She comes to us as an experienced Development Manager. Her role is to cultivate relationships and enhance our efforts in the community so that more people know about the amazing mission of Narrow Gate. Abby lives in Cool Springs- Brentwood with her husband (and Narrow Gate graduate) Scott Williams, and their pup, Baylen.



Ali Smith

Ali Smith – Communications Coordinator

Ali joined the Narrow Gate staff in June 2018. As the Communications Assistant, she executes and oversees all social media management, digital marketing, and print media for Narrow Gate Trading Co. and TN Box Beams and Narrow Gate Lodge. Ali lives in Murfreesboro with her husband (and Narrow Gate graduate) Blake Smith.


Artisan Team

Grant Batson

Grant Batson – Director of Artisan Education

Grant joined the Narrow Gate staff in January 2019. Prior to Narrow Gate, Grant has been trained by craftsmen in Copenhagen and Italy, and created his own world-class guitar-making business. Grant continues to develop and expand our craftsmanship curriculum in our wood, leather, and metal shops. He spends time in the woodshop personally investing and equipping the young men in ALL our initiatives: Narrow Gate Lodge, Narrow Gate Trading Co., and Narrow Gate Exchange. A consummate learner, traveler, lover of Jesus and true craftsman, Grant lives in Williamsport, TN with his lovely wife Jill and their four children.


Landon Norman

Landon Norman – Woodshop Instructor

In January of 2020, Landon came to us from the Marc Adams School Of Woodworking with a passion for using the individual gifting God had given him to change the lives of young men for the advancement of the kingdom. He serves Narrow Gate by assisting the Artisan Education team along with developing and executing woodworking curriculum for the students at the lodge. Outside of work, he enjoys being in nature, spending time with friends, and making music.