America’s leading Christian CEO forum.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Troy Blackmon

VP of Field Operation, Managing Chair

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Troy came to The C12 Group in 2008, with a diverse background in executive leadership, sales development, team building, and operations. Through his role as VP of Field Operations and as the Managing Chair in Nashville, TN, he is committed to serve, equip and encourage CEOs and business owners to lead thriving companies that honor the Lord and serve people.

 

During his tenure at Chick-fil-A, Inc. Troy learned that business excellence and glorifying God in the marketplace go hand in hand. Troy managed a P&L of $35+ million in revenue and coached business owners in operational excellence and improving financial results.

 

In addition, Troy has been involved in leading small group ministry, including planting a church in Seattle, WA. Troy was formerly Partner at OneAccord, a management-consulting firm focused on accelerating revenue for mid-market companies. While at OneAccord, Troy was privileged to work with numerous technology companies in senior leadership positions, managing sales, marketing and business development activities. Troy most recently served as the President of a technology private equity group, where he led the management teams of 4 portfolio businesses.

 

Troy has been married to his high school sweetheart, Shanna, for over 23 years, and has been blessed with 4 children, Sam, Joel, Maggie, and Abi. He enjoys golf, and competing in marathons, triathlons and trail races with his family.

Trent Messick

Chair

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Becoming a C12 Chairman is the answer to Trent’s heart desire to see the Kingdom of God advanced in the lives of business owners and their companies.  Trent comes to C12 with a breadth of experience from founding his own business to starting and remaining Chairman of a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Murfreesboro, TN.

 

Trent founded Messick Homecare at age 23 to provide medical equipment and supplies to patients in their homes.  The business quickly grew to seven locations throughout Middle Tennessee.  Trent not only provided leadership for his company, but became president of the Tennessee Home Medical Providers Association and was the first chairman of the National Association’s board of delegates.  Trent sold his company in 1996 and became Vice President of Operations for HouseCall Medical where he had operational responsibility for $125 million in sales.

Trent has been involved in church planting, leading small groups, leading worship, and men’s groups for over 30 years.  He has a passion to see men step up to their role as servant leaders.  He is involved in ministries that plant churches among unreached people groups in North Africa and provide education and hope to 1,400 underprivileged children in Uganda.

 

Trent has been married to his high school sweetheart, Laura for over 34 years.  They have three children: Caralyn, Meagan, and Brandon.  Both girls are married and have blessed Trent and Laura with seven grandchildren.  Brandon is currently at Middle TN State University where he is studying business and is on the track team.

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Meeting Information

3rd Thursday
The Govenor's Club

Chair: Troy Blackmon
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: The Govenor's Club, 9681 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027

3rd Wednesday
The Govenor's Club

Chair: Trent Messick
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: The Govenor's Club, 9681 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027

2nd Thursday
One Century Place Conference Center

Chair: Trent Messick
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: One Century Place Conference Center, 26 Century Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37214

3rd Tuesday
The Govenor's Club

Chair: Trent Messick
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: The Govenor's Club, 9681 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027

2nd Wednesday
One Century Place Conference Center

Chair: Trent Messick
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Location: One Century Place Conference Center, 26 Century Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37214

2nd Tuesday
Stones River Country Club

Chair: Trent Messick
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
Location: Stones River Country Club, 1830 Northwest Broad Street, Murfeesboro, TN 37128

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