Steve Davis - Lead Pastor
Steve was halfway to an electrical engineering degree—and still considering a career in stand-up comedy—when God interrupted his life. In a six-month span, Steve transferred from a major state university to a small, Christian college, and began studying to become a pastor.
Twenty-some years later, he’s worked for two of the world’s largest corporations, pastored in three states, and planted a church near Philadelphia. And he’s pretty much given up on the stand-up comedy thing.
In 1989, against her own better judgment, Kim accepted Steve’s marriage proposal. They now have three daughters Nicole, Sierra, and Dominique, four dogs, and a shared passion to help people become all that God designed them to be.
Steve’s speaking style is energetic, down-to-earth, practical—and occasionally shows signs of the stand-up comic that wasn’t to be. And he’s still excited that God chose to interrupt his life.
Executive Pastor - Barry Jones
Barry Jones was working on a business management degree with hopes of opening his own comic book shop when God called him to the ministry. Though shocked that God would call an comic-reading nerd to ministry, he transferred to Toccoa Falls College and graduated with a degree in Christian Education.
Since graduation Barry has been a youth pastor in Florida and the senior pastor of a local church. He joined the staff of Spout Springs in August of 2010. He and his wife Angie live in Spout Springs with their two girls Elyse and Claire.
During his time off pastor Barry enjoys reading, movies and woodworking. And yes, he still reads comics.
Worship Arts Pastor - Jose Dominguez
Jose Dominguez is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He moved all the way down to Texas where he attended Southwestern Assemblies Of God University (say that fast ten times) where he was majoring in counseling/psychology. During his time there he played in numerous bands and worship events but never really thought about leading worship himself. He met his beautiful wife Cristina, got married, and moved back to Colorado.
Shortly after moving Jose became the part-time Worship Arts Pastor at GrassROOTS church for four years. During his time in Colorado God was making it very evident that He was calling Jose to full time ministry. During this time God used an episode of LA Ink (yes, the tattoo show) to say “Dude, I have called you, you need to be doing full time ministry.” God lead Jose and his family to Spout Springs Church and so Jose, Cristina, his son Seth and daughter Kayla packed up and moved to North Carolina. The rest is, as they say, history.
Children's Ministry Director - Emma Martin
Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Emma fell in love with a soldier and made her way to Spout Springs Church courtesy of the United States Army.
Emma was first introduced to Christ at a young age, but it wasn't until a string of trials she experienced as a military spouse that she realized she couldn't do it by herself anymore and gave it all to God. Since that day, Emma has been on fire for our Lord and Savior. Emma first started ministry work in 2011, leading the SSC Women's Ministry for three years, before being called to head the Children's Ministry.
When she's not working on her BS in Religion, Emma enjoys riding go-karts, restoring furniture, and spending time with her husband and 4 awesome children; Caughlin, Neveah, Nearra, and David. Emma is known for being the "hostess with the mostest", and loves having people over where she can spread God's love through encouragement and friendship.
Family Ministries Director - Tim Gibson
Tim Gibson was introduced to Christ as a young child growing up in West Virginia. After lots of floundering in his teen years he came to a crisis of faith and obedience when he was a sophomore in college. An act of surrender led to a spiritual breakthrough. A heartfelt relationship with God became a reality.
As an engineering student he became involved with two campus discipleship groups. As well a local man invited Tim into his home to teach him the basics of following Christ.
After college he worked as a carpenter for two years. But the Lord seemed to be saying, “Go work with people.” He landed in North Carolina at Cameron Boys Camp and life was never the same. Working with troubled boys put him way out of his comfort zone. But it was God’s perfect growth plan.
Camp became a training ground for Tim as he learned ways to help hurting youth and their families. As a Supervisor he worked with one of the Directors daughters and their relationship blossomed into a romance and a marriage. Five daughters later Kayla and Tim continue to share the joy and challenges of family life.
Special Needs Pastor - Harold Darner
Harold Darner has been in the United States Army since 1988. Over the course of 24 years he has come to realize his calling to become a Chaplain in the Army. In addition, Harold has a calling to lead a Special Needs Ministry. Harold and his wife Lori have a special needs daughter Angel; it is through Angel’s life that God has been speaking to Harold and his family.
As Special Needs Pastor Harold assists the church family with outreach to families who have special communication needs. He also helps communicate the needs of our military families to the church.