About Us

what we believe

Letter from our Senior Pastor

Welcome to Spring Hills!

We are so glad you are visiting our website and checking us out online.  I can assure you that Spring Hills is a friendly congregation where lives are changed, friendships are formed and families are strengthened.  Our Vision is “Building Generations for Jesus Christ.”  We are a multi-generational, multi-cultural church that loves to worship the Lord and grow our faith.  We welcome all who come.  Our eyes are fixed on Jesus and we are trusting Him to make a difference in our lives, our community and our world.

Our website is packed with important information about our service times, location, staff, sermon archives, children and youth ministries, missions and so much more.  It is our hope that you will have your questions answered and be inspired to come for a visit.  Our Host Team members will greet you at the door and be available to answer any questions and provide direction as needed.

I would love to meet you!

Tom Pound
Sr. Pastor

Our Vision

Our Vision at Spring Hills is Building Generations for Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

The purposes of Spring Hills Baptist Church are carried out through the following priorities:

Love like Jesus!

Mark 12:30 Jesus teaches us to love with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. When we seek to love God and those around us like Jesus did, we will impact the world for Him.

Live like Jesus!

I John 2:6 tells us that all Christians should live as Jesus did. As we learn to live like Him by following the lead of the Holy Spirit, we will have joy and peace, while experiencing the life that He promised.

Lead like Jesus!

In Mark 1:39 Jesus taught us that the leader is to be the servant of all. As we lead like Jesus, others will be drawn to faith in Him, as they encounter Christ in us. 

Our Core Values

At Spring Hills, our mission is to build generations for Jesus Christ as we love, live, lead like Jesus. As a church, there are specific core values that guide and shape who we are and what we believe.

  • Authentic Worship
    We deeply value a lifestyle of worship that authentically flows from our hearts and not just our lips. We also value worship services that exalt and glorify Jesus Christ alone. We desire to fix our eyes on Jesus Christ as we worship Him. (John 4:23-24)

  • Absolute Truth
    We openly and publicly acknowledge that God’s Word is truth, it is the absolute truth that we desire to preach, know and live out. We also desire that our relationships are bound in the trust that is formed by people who share the absolute truth. (John 17:17)

  • Discipleship Relationships
    The great commission calls us to make disciples. We value relationships that focus on maturing in Christ and making disciples. We believe discipleship happens best in the context of a relationship and as a congregation we acknowledge our need for accountable, transparent, discipleship relationships. (Matthew 28:19-20)

  • Effective Service
    Christians are called to serve, and we value service in God’s kingdom that is sacrificial, strategic and effective. We believe all Christians are called to serve with their spiritual gifts and as members of one body we are called to serve each other. (1 John 3:18)

  • Continual Prayer
    We value prayer, and seek to pray continually. Everything we do as a Church must be shielded and empowered by prayer. Through prayer we discover the heart of God. (1 Thess. 5:17)

  • Radical Obedience
    We can only begin to live like Jesus as we follow His model of radical obedience. We value obedience to God’s Word and believe that as we obey Christ, we open the doors of His blessing in our lives, in our Church, and in the World. (Romans 6:17)

  • Family Focused
    We value families. God himself designed the family as the primary place for development and growth. Healthy families provide the foundation for a healthy generation. In Christ we become part of God’s family and live as brothers and sisters in Christ. (Col. 3:18-21)

  • Holy Spirit Led
    Our desire as Children of God is to be led by the Holy Spirit. We joyfully acknowledge that we are gifted and empowered by the Holy Spirit, and seek to deny our flesh and live in the Spirit. (Romans 8:14)

  • Wholeness & Healing
    We value the healing that God brings to lives that have been broken as a result of sin and the pattern of this world. We value supernatural healing of bodies, minds, and hearts in the Holy Spirit. God’s desire is that we would be made whole as we overcome our hurts, habits and hang-ups. (Luke 4:18-19)

  • Mission Minded
    Jesus gave us our mission; to make disciples. Our desire is to remain focused on the mission He gave us as we share the gospel with those in our church, our nation and the world. (2 Cor. 5:20)

our team

ministry teams

Pastors
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Tom Pound

Senior Pastor

Office: 740-587-1200 x109
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Tevis Austin

Senior Associate Pastor Discipleship and Connections

Office: 740-587-1200 x113
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Mark Elliott

Student Ministries Pastor

Office: 740-587-1200 x127
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Website: springhillschurch.org/about-us/our-pastors/mark-elliott-student/

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Jeff Houghton

Pastoral Care & Family Ministries Pastor / Utica Campus Pastor

Office: 740-587-1200 x111
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Gary Kirkpatrick

Associate Pastor Missions & Congregational Care

Office: 740-587-1200 x121
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Brad Pilkington

Senior Associate Pastor Worship & Sunday Worship Leader

Office: 740-587-1200 x114
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Executive Team
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Tom Pound

Senior Pastor

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Tevis Austin

Senior Associate Pastor Discipleship and Connections

Office: 740-587-1200 x113
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Cathi Lucas

Church Business Administrator

Office: 740-587-1200 x104
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Brad Pilkington

Senior Associate Pastor Worship & Sunday Worship Leader

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Administrative Team
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Cathi Lucas

Church Business Administrator

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Jackie Bernauer

Church Clerk

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Lora Hayes

Receptionist

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Kathy Howell

Communications Coordinator

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Dina Labib-Kemmenoe

Administrative Assistant

Office: 740-587-1200 x105
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Jill Rader

Administrative Assistant

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Marvin Rutter

Building & Security Director

Office: 740-587-1200 x106
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Theresa Warner

Administrative Assistant

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Facility Care Team
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Marvin Rutter

Building & Security Director

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Doug Besse

Facility Care Team

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Eric Birney

Facility Care Team

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Matt Hill

Facility Care Team

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Age Level Ministries
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Brittany Pound

Children's Ministry Co-Director

Office: 740-587-1200 x302
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Dan Pound

Children's Ministry Co-Director

Office: 740-587-1200 x302
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Mandy Hileman

Children's Ministry Assistant

Office: 740-587-1200 x302
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Michael Williams

Young Adult Ministry Coordinator/Intern Ministry Coordinator

Office: 740-587-1200 x117
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Mark Elliott

Student Ministries Pastor

Office: 740-587-1200 x127
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Website: springhillschurch.org/about-us/our-pastors/mark-elliott-student/


Worship Staff
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Brad Pilkington

Senior Associate Pastor Worship & Sunday Worship Leader

Office: 740-587-1200 x114
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Josh Staley

Worship Leader

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Matthew Knudsen

Staff Videographer

Office: 740-587-1200 x260
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Michelle Staley

Worship Leader

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Tinashe Makura

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Nathan Knudsen

Livestream Producer

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leadership

our leadership

Elected Officers
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Greg Long

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Jackie Bernauer

Church Clerk

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Dannette McInturff

Finance Secretary

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Owen Yoder

Church Treasurer

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Elders
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Tom Pound

Senior Pastor

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Jeff Ashcraft

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Tim Deaver

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Don Hill

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Jim Jardine

Elder

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Greg Long

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John Snow

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Tom Wilson

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Nominating Team
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Mia Law

Chair

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Lori Ashcraft

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Percella Gualtieri

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Kathy McMillen

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Shari Swonger

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Theresea Turner

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Monte VanDeusen

Office: 740-328-4648
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Stewardship & Personnel Team
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Tom Pound

Senior Pastor

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Cathi Lucas

Church Business Administrator

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Dannette McInturff

Finance Secretary

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Owen Yoder

Church Treasurer

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Rindy Brooks

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Lance Buss

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Nory Duncan

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Terry Evans

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Kim Hansen

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Brenda Robbins

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Missions Team
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Gary Kirkpatrick

Associate Pastor Missions & Congregational Care

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Jacob Brooks

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Elaine Long

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Sarah Makura

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Cody Mason

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contact us

Service Times

Granville Campus
Saturday
6:00 pm
6:00 pm Livestream

Sunday
9:00 am
9:00 am Livestream
11 am
11 am Livestream

Utica Campus
Sunday 11:00 am

Campuses

GRANVILLE CAMPUS
1820 Newark-Granville Road Granville, OH 43023
740-587-1200

UTICA CAMPUS
13117 Cooksey Road Utica, OH 43080
740-587-1200

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