Staff Member: Rev. Justin Raines
Rev. Justin Raines
Father Raines is a convert to Catholicism, entering the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass in 2002 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in Nashville in 2007 and then began seminary studies at the Josephinum.
Two years later, he continued his seminary studies at the North American College in Rome, where he earned a Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology.
He was ordained a priest on July 27, 2013 by Bishop David Choby at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.
After completing his studies in Rome in 2014, he served as associate pastor at Holy Family in Brentwood until 2018. He also taught theology at Father Ryan High School in Nashville from 2014-2016.
Father Raines has been pastor of St. Christopher since July 1, 2018.