Identity. Passion. Purpose.

Our Team

 The Narrow Gate Foundation Team



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 of Development

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!


Eric Davis

Eric Davis – Director of Operations

As a Narrow Gate Graduate from 2006, Eric Davis has been serving the NG ministry and family for almost 17 years. His wisdom, heart and commitment to discipleship is inspiring, and his skills as a woodturner equally impressive. Eric hails from the great state of Wisconsin but considers Tennessee his home. He and his wife, Allie, have 2 daughters and some chickens!


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.


Erin McAteeErin McAtee – Director of Business Development

As an entrepreneur at heart, Erin McAtee has a passion for developing others.  Since graduating from Belmont University in 2002, Erin built a career in software development, e-commerce, and digital product development, working for several companies over 16 years. While working at the latest, Ramsey Solutions, he and his wife, Bethany launched a ‘side hustle’ coffee roasting company.  That little company grew and eventually took them away from the security of an incredible employer to full-time small-business ownership.  God clearly and miraculously made a way for his coffee company to merge with Narrow Gate as an artisan brand that teaches craftsmanship in roasting while making disciples for Christ.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Today, Erin has the privilege to impact the next generation of business leaders as the Director of Business for Narrow Gate.  He is responsible for equipping these young leaders to run successful, profitable businesses while displaying the love of God to all their employees, trade partners and customers.

Development Team

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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.


Madison Peters

Madison Peters – Business Operations Manager

Madison joined our team in January of 2021! She is a Franklin, TN native and married Narrow Gate graduate, Charlie Peters, in 2019 and has been a part of the family ever since. Madison is passionate about loving and serving others and is responsible for overseeing all of the Narrow Gate Lodge social media platforms, email and print communications, as well as plan and execute events for Narrow Gate. In her spare time you can find Madison binge watching The Office with her husband Charlie, working out, or playing with her two pups, Skye and Dixie.


Alyssa Harrison

Alyssa Harrison – Community Relations Coordinator

Alyssa joined the Narrow Gate team in March 2022, but is no stranger to the Narrow Gate family. Her husband is a Graduate from the March 2016 class. Since the beginning of their relationship, they have remained actively involved in the lives of students and graduates. Alyssa’s heart for ministry, creating meaningful relationships, and love for serving others is vital in her role within Narrow Gate. She works alongside the leadership team to earnestly cultivate the core values set forth both externally in our local community, and internally within our own staff. Alyssa and her Husband, Christian, live in Spring Hill with their dog, Captain.