hillspring leadership

The staff and leadership here at Hillspring is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at info@hillspring.tv.

  • brent kellogg

    Lead Pastor

    Brent is Senior Pastor at HillSpring Church. He is married to his wife Jeri and they have

    one son, Landon, and one daughter, Kalei. Brent has a 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 the 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!

    Contact Pastor Brent

  • matt barnett

    Associate Pastor

    Matt has been full-time at HillSpring since May of 2013. Matt and Cassie got married in 2019. Matt has a Bachelor degree in Christian Studies from Trinity Seminary. 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! 

    Contact Pastor Matt


    Executive Pastor

    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.

    Contact Pastor Will 

  • Cassie barnett

    HR / Office Manager

    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". 

    Contact Cassie

  • Joe shepard

    Associate Pastor

    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!

    Contact Pastor Joe

  • Tara brown

    Preschool & HillSpring Kid's Dayschool Director

    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. 

    Contact Tara

  • john stephenson

    KidSpring Elementary Pastor

    John has been the Kidspring Elementary Pastor for HillSpring since January of 2017.  He and his wife Sarah have two daughters, Emery and Peyton, 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. 

    Contact Pastor John


    Facilities Assistant

    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!

    Contact Kassie