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LEARN MORE ABOUT US
At Summit Springs Church, our greatest desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is really good at taking us just as we are and making us “a new creation in Christ.” (II Corinthians 5:17)
If you have the opportunity to get to know the members of Summit Springs, you will discover amazing stories of what Jesus has done in so many lives – testimonies of how God’s redemptive love has brought new life, physical and emotional healing, and beauty and blessings from ashes.
We are a Spirit-filled, non-denominational church, affiliated with the Midwest Ministers’ Fellowship. www.MMFellowship.org
We are a mission-minded church supporting both local and foreign mission projects.
Summit Springs Church is lead by a Council of Elders from our local church who provide accountability and assist the pastoral staff in all areas of church oversight. In Biblical church eldership as described in I Timothy 3, elders are responsible to establish doctrine and church policies, and provide care for the church family.
-To be faithful followers of Jesus Christ
-To provide sound Biblical teaching
-To be intentional in Christian discipleship
-Striving for relational authenticity
-Committed to integrity and accountability in leadership
Pastor Tom and his wife, Georgiann have served in church leadership for over 40 years. Pastor Tom experienced a radical life change when he came into relationship with Christ while serving in the Navy off the coast of Vietnam in 1971.
He was discipled by a group of dedicated men who modeled for him what it means to be a whole-hearted follower of Christ. He soon became the leader of the Christian group on his ship which he led for the next two years.
Pastor Tom graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, and has had a life-long passion for teaching the Word of God in the local church. The Manz’ are blessed with a wonderful family consisting of their daughter, son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law and (so far) six grandchildren.
Chris and Darla have been involved in Worship ministry since 1999. They have a passion for genuine heartfelt worship that blends songs from past and current generations. They are blessed with a musical family and have their children involved in worship ministry as well.
Josh and Nadia Cook are our Youth and Children’s Ministry team leaders. Josh is a Firefighter/ EMT and Nadia is a busy mom to 2- year old, Elijah and is working on her EMT certification. Both Josh and Nadia have been involved with children and youth ministry for several years having met while working at Camp Dry Gulch in Oklahoma. Their desire is to help kids and teens understand and take what the Bible has to say and apply it to their everyday lives – not to just know about God but to experience God in a way that will change their lives!!
Getting involved is where church life becomes so much more than casual attendance.
-We encourage you to check out one of our Life Group/Discipleship groups that provide a great opportunity to connect on a more personal level, develop friendships, pray together, and grow in your faith.
-Becoming an active member of the church family by serving in an area of ministry is an opportunity to use your gifts and talents for the Lord as well as the having the enjoyment of working together.
– If you want to be a part of a Life Group or ministry team, visit our information table or review our church announcements for opportunities and speak with one of our leaders.