Rev. Odie Lee Lawrence is a native of Williamson County. He is a 1960 graduate of Franklin Training School and is a graduate of American Baptist College with a Bachelors of Divinity Degree.


Pastor Lawrence has labored in the field of ministry for 53 years; acknowledging his calling to the preaching ministry in 1961 at the age of 18.


Pastor Lawrence has served as Pastor of Prosperity Missionary Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, TN for 24 years now; accepting the call in June 1990. 


In addition to his preaching, teaching (which is his true love) and leadership responsibilities to the Prosperity Church Family, Pastor Lawrence has always been very active in providing leadership to various groups, serving in many positions such as: West Nashville District Association  Moderator, Missionary Baptist State Convention of   Tennessee 2nd Vice-President, Missionary Baptist State Convention of  Tennessee 1st Vice-President, Stones Rivers District Association , Sunday School Congress President, Smithfork District Association Sunday School Congress Vice-President, Smithfork District Association Sunday School Congress President. Pastor Lawrence is currently serving his third term as Moderator of the Smithfork District Association.





Mrs. Theresa Rená Lawrence is a native of Rutherford County. She was born September 20, 1969 to parents Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Frances) James.


Rená was baptized on July 4, 1976 and has been a proud member of Prosperity Missionary Baptist Church ever since. Her Husband/Pastor, Rev. Odie Lawrence, serves as the under shepherd and she can always be found supporting him in his ministry.


Rená attended Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, TN and went on to attend Middle Tennessee State University where she graduated in 1994 receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree. Currently Rená has been employed with Cigna Healthcare for over 15 years where she currently serves as the Project  Manager.


Rená has always been very active in various areas of the church at many levels. Rená has served or is currently serving in various positions.


Rená is also an active member of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Tennessee where she is currently serving as the Vice-President of the Minister’s Wives and Widows Ministry.