Steve Davis 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.
Barry Jones // Executive Pastor
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 a 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.
Ri¢h Guinto // Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
Rich is originally from the Tidewater area of Virginia, where he was born and raised. He started taking piano lessons at age 5, and when he was 14, he was invited to play the piano alongside his mom on the organ for church services. From that time, he was hooked!
Rich has always had a passion for the Bible, and the exciting power of music in the life of a Christ follower. He has served as a worship pastor in numerous churches across the U.S. over the past 25+ years, including Texas, Illinois, Florida & of course, North Carolina. He’s also served as a youth pastor, young adults pastor, and multimedia director.
Rich joined the Spout Springs family in the midst of the worldwide pandemic of 2020.
He has 2 adult daughters (Rachel & Leah) & is married to his high school sweetheart, Leslie. In his spare time he enjoys video games, sci-fi and all things ‘super-hero’. Ever wonder why you never see Ri¢h and Batman in the same room? Just saying…
Kristen Green // Children’s Ministry Director
Kristen Green is originally from a small town in Southern Illinois. She knew from a young age she loved to travel and wanted to branch outside of the comfort of her cozy small-town upbringing. At 21 years old while pursuing a degree in microbiology she realized it was time for a change and felt a pull from God to join the United States Army Reserves.
Shortly after joining the Army Reserves her life changed when she met her husband Brian with whom she now shares two beautiful children, their daughter Hayden and their son Kellan. His career in the military eventually brought them to North Carolina where she and her family found Spout Springs Church. She would soon find out what it meant to become a Christian and shortly after, a true follower of Christ.
After a few years of attending Spout Springs Church Kristen realized she had a servant’s heart and followed her calling to serve. She quickly realized partnering with the families of SSC and helping them grow in their faith was a passion of hers. This led her to become highly invested in the Children’s Ministry. With God’s grace and guidance, she continues to fulfill her role by leading in the Children’s Ministry at Spout Springs Church while pursuing her BS in Criminal Justice at Liberty University.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, snowboarding, fishing, and coaching her kids’ little league team.
Heather Alford // Administrative Assistant
After voluntarily using her administrative skills for Spout Springs Church for several years, Heather Alford officially joined the Staff in January 2018. She has been an Administrative Assistant for 20+ years both in the secular workplace and in ministry workplace. She enjoys serving God by serving others. Heather, her husband John, and two boys live in Sanford and enjoy tabletop games & super hero movies.
Nancy Shoemaker // Administrative Assistant
Back in 2006 Nancy Shoemaker saw a sign appear on Hwy 87 that read “NewChurchon87.com. After travelling past this sign, many times with her daughter Alyssa, and saying “I need to check that out.” Alyssa finally said, “Just do it. We have internet at home!” So Nancy did and that started her on her journey with Spout Springs Church.
Nancy started out as the volunteer Children’s Director, then transitioned to a paid staff position in which she has served in a variety of positions through the years. She currently serves in a variety of administrative roles, including acting as personal assistant to Pastor Steve. She also helps keep Step Classes/Growth Track upright, and running as smoothly as possible tracks and greets the first time guests on Sundays.
Nancy met her husband, Paul, while stationed at Fort Sill, OK. Their daughter, Alyssa was born in 1991. After seven years in the Army, Nancy ETS’s (honorable discharged) and with Alyssa in tow, followed Paul to Fort Bragg, NC in 1992, where they are still residents after Paul’s retirement in 2012.
Her hobbies include: Crocheting, and taking care of animals. Her current pet list is: five dogs, four cats, 4 goats, 32 chickens and a salt water tank with 4 fish. Cows will soon be added to this list as well.