Our Elders

It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.  An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, skillful in teaching, not overindulging in wine, not a bully, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money.  He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into condemnation incurred by the devil. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:1-7

  • Our Pastor

    My name is Jeffery Hayes, and I accepted Christ as my Savior in 2004. At that point, I had spent almost 30 years trying to create myself into someone or something that would define who or what I was in this world. I was looking for an identity upon which I could be noticed in the world. I lusted for fame, and tried nearly everything to get it. It was not until I was falsely labeled a union spy in the hospital at which I worked, and denied any chance of ever becoming a full time employee that I finally humbled myself and said to God, "I can't run my own life. I'll do things your way from now on." After calling out to God in my pain and confusion over the false allegations, I closed my eyes and prayed. Suddenly, I remembered the Bible verse, "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). I knew then that all I ever needed to define who I was in the world was a personal relationship with God through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. I now had this relationship with Him. I was different and I knew it. I returned to work at the hospital as a Christian, but knew that I needed to find a new job because of the false allegations. Months went by, and after losing a job that another hospital all but guaranteed to me, I helplessly prayed to God for direction. The idea to be a pastor came to me at this time. I decided then to attend seminary to prepare to be a pastor. I officially became a pastor on January 22, 2012.

    My wife, Danielle, and I married in 2006. We have 9 children, Hadassah, Moriah, Elijah, Micaiah, Hannah, Jeremiah,  Zephaniah, Havilah and Nehemiah. My favorite Bible verse is Matthew 4:4 and Danielle's is I Thessalonians 5:24. My hobbies include reading, exercising and writing. I am a 2014 graduate of Moody Theological Seminary.

  • Ray Bean

    My name is Ray Bean and I was introduced to church and Jesus through friends in 1979.  As I matured in the word, I gained a relationship with Christ and became faithful to Him.  I've attended Spring Creek and have been a member since 1979.  I've been married to my wife, Christina, for 44 years and we have 3 children Travis, Randi, Jessie, and one son who has passed, Ray Eddie.  My interests include spending time with my 9 grandchildren and fishing.

    15 years ago, I became an elder at Spring Creek due to my desire to serve the Lord and meet the needs in the church.  I'm also serving as a small group leader, running the visuals during service, and helping prepare and serve communion.  

    As an elder, my hope is to see Spring Creek grow in maturity more than in numbers.  I'd like to see teachers preparing others to teach and I pray that it brings more people to Christ.

    One of my favorite verses in the Bible is John 15:16 "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you."  God loves us and has chosen us to do His will.

  • Bill Cuppy

  • DAniel Baker

    I'm Daniel Baker and I came to know Christ in September 2015.  I knew I needed something in life to change and I was on a bad path dealing with Post Traumatic Stress from the Army.  I attended the Great Banquet and I gave my life to Christ that weekend.  

    My Family and I started coming to Spring Creek in November 2012 and became members the following year in November 2013.  After recognizing my desire to lead, I decided to attend training to become a deacon in 2017.  I continued training and serving wherever I could.  After teaching and preaching the word of God when Pastor Jeff needed, I began training to become an elder.  In March 2023, I took on the role as an elder of the church.  My prayer is that our church will grow spiritually and physically.  I trust that as long as we stay in accordance with the word of God, the Lord will bless and grow us.  In addition to this, I also serve in audio and visuals for the service, teaching in the Pre-k, kindergarten class, small group leader and maintenance around the church building.

    My favorite chapter in the bible is Colossians 3.  When I was first saved, I had a lot of things in my life to change.  This chapter stuck out to me and helped me in my walk.

    My wife, Andrea, and I married in 2008.  We have 3 children, Ethan, Cohen, and Dylan.  In my spare time, I enjoy archery, hunting, fishing, cooking over a fire, and grilling or smoking meats.