The First Chapter Award is presented to a young alumnus or alumna who has distinguished him- or herself in a chosen career. 

Jason Underwood

A 2003 graduate of Trevecca, Jason Underwood serves as the youth pastor at Gateway Community Church in Brentwood, Tenn., a position he has filled since 2007. Underwood and his wife, Stephanie, are both graduates of Trevecca. Since graduation, Underwood has devoted his life to training, equipping and encouraging others to make a lifelong commitment to Jesus Christ. In addition to his ministry at Gateway, Underwood currently serves as the district NYI president for MidSouth NYI and serves on the MidSouth SDMI council. From 2009-2015, he served as the director of .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). He has also directed summer camps for Tennessee, Florida and MidSouth NYI and led several mission trips both inside and outside the United States. He and Stephanie (’01) have three daughters, Ashtyn, Avery and Addyson.