Brent is Senior Pastor at HillSpring Church. He is married to wife Jeri and they have one son, Landon, and one daughter, Kalei. Brent has Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from Oklahoma State University. He worked in the broadcasting industry for 10 years, mainly in Christian Radio, from Tulsa Oklahoma, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was called to HillSpring Church to be the pastor of Youth and Young Adults in spring of 2003. In December of 2007 he became the Senior Pastor of HillSpring Church. Brent enjoys watching movies with his wife and spending family time with his children. He also enjoys reading, fishing, and traveling!
Matt has been full-time at HillSpring since May of 2013. Matt was saved at the age of 14 years old, and has since served in a variety of capacities within the church including youth, A/V, missions, and more ever since. Matt has a passion for people to be in community together, and truly believes life change happens in the context of small groups! Matt also believes in the next generation and building up a solid foundation for the teenagers of our church! Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Cassie, watching movies, wrestling, and traveling!
Will Holder is the Executive and Missions Pastor at HillSpring Church. Will and his wife Kelly, along with daughter Olivia moved to Oklahoma in the spring of 2020. Will has over 20 years of missions and administration experience. He also is the Director of Operations for Sow A Few Seeds, a non-profit that exists to connect individuals and groups
wanting to serve with missionaries and organizations across the globe. He has a passion for seeing the lost found both here in the U.S. and abroad. As a family, they love to travel, enjoy running and participating in races (even when no one is chasing them), faithfully cheer on their Mississippi State Bulldogs, Florida State Seminoles, New York Giants, and Chicago Cubs, and really like to see anticipated movies on the day they are released.
Joe Shepard is the Associate Pastor at HillSpring Church. He is a retired Tulsa Firefighter and continues his passion for service in our church. Joe has been married to the love of his life, Debbie for 44 wonderful years. They have 5 daughters and two sons-in-law, 1 son and daughter-in-law. The Shepard household is busiest and happiest when the 12 (and counting) grandkids are there! Joe loves to fish and then fish some more!
John has been the Family and Children’s Pastor for HillSpring since January of 2017. He and his wife Sarah have two daughters, Emery and Payton, and one son, Parker. John served 5 years as a bivocational youth minister, and started serving as a volunteer children’s director at HillSpring in 2013. He enjoys watching movies, playing sports and spending quality time with his family. He also enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his family and helping with the Kid’s Outdoor Zone small group.
Cassie Barnett is the executive assistant to Pastor Brent and the Human Resources director for HillSpring Church. She has a degree in human resources and worked in staffing for several years before joining the HillSpring team in 2019. Cassie is married to Pastor Matt, and enjoys photography, youth ministry, college ministry, and spending time with her sweet pet pig "Moo".
Kassie is the Facilities Assistant at HillSpring. She has a passion for children’s and student ministry. Kassie enjoys going to the movies and dinner with friends, spending time with family, watching students do what they love, and playing with her puppy Nahla!
Tara Brown is the Preschool Ministries Director and also serves as the director of HillSpring's day school, HillSpring Kids. She is married to Josh and they have two sons, Thatcher and Graer, and one daughter, Carter. Tara has a background in education that includes a Master's Degree of Science in Education from NSU. She was a school teacher prior to entering into ministry full-time and has taught students of all ages from elementary to college. Tara has a passion for children's and youth ministry and has over 15 years of experience serving as a youth leader and children's worker. Tara enjoys spending time with her husband, doing things with her family, watching movies, traveling, baking, reading, and being a realtor.
Weekend services: We recognize this is when the church gathers. Our weekend services are the front door to the church. If people are not ministered to in a weekend service, chances are they will not make a connection with the church. We focus our energy and efforts on making our worship gatherings the best they can be.
Small Groups: Small Groups are the small group ministry at HillSpring Church. It is vitally important for people to build lasting relationships with people inside the church. We believe Small Groups are a valuable ministry tool to minister to people and help people building those relationships.
Growth Track: We believe God created each person with a purpose and our goal is to help them discover that purpose. Through the growth track we hope that people find their 'sweet spot' in ministry. There are two great days in a person's life: the day they are born, and they day they find out why.
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Dream Team: We believe it is important for the growth of every believer to discover their God given gifts. Each person has been created to serve a purpose in the body of Christ. Those who serve in the church grow faster and deeper in their relationship with Christ. The body of Christ needs each member to serve and be involved in the mission of advancing the kingdom. The church functions best if all its members of the body are engaged in the ministry.
Our campus is located just across from the Sand
Springs water tower on 41st street between Sand Springs and Berryhill.
To the Campus coming from Tulsa on Hwy 64/51/412 West: Exit in Sand Springs at Wilson Avenue (HWY 97). Turn left under bridge go approx. 2 miles (past Wal-mart, across the Arkansas River Bridge, to W 41st Street. (Quik Trip on the SW Corner of HWY 97 and 41st Street.) Turn left onto W 41st Street and go approx. 2 miles. We are on the left hand side of the road across from the Sand Springs water tower.
To the coming from I-44: Exit at W 51st Street, at the stoplight, go straight through onto Gilcrease Expressway. Go approx. 1 mile to W 41st Street. Turn left and go approx. 2 miles. HillSpring will be on your right hand side of the road across from the Sand Springs water tower.