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  • Josh Laxton

    Lead Pastor


    Josh has earned his B.A. from Union University in Jackson, TN, and both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. In addition to his education, Josh also works for LifeWay Research and Ed Stetzer as a contract researcher, editor, and contributor.  Josh and Joannie have been married for over twelve years and have three beautiful and energetic children: Caleb (10), Ellie (8), and Luke (4).

  • STEPHANIE EISENBACK

    Ministry Assistant to Lead Pastor


    Stephanie is a native of Louisville and has been on staff at Springdale for 12 years. She and her husband, Tim, were married in 1988 and they have three children and five grandchildren.

  • JEREMY WHITE

    Executive Pastor


    Jeremy is from Harrodsburg, KY and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Jeannette, were married in 1999 and they have one son, James.

  • Jen MANNARELLI

    Ministry Assistant to Executive Pastor


    Jen is from Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio University. She and her husband, Joe, were married in 1999 and they have two children, Maddie and Lena.

  • JOEL OATES

    Associate Pastor


    Joel, originally from CA, grew up in a military family allowing him to see much of the US.  He is a graduate of Liberty University and the LU School of Divinity in Virginia. Blessed by his beautiful wife, Michelle, and their three children Hezekiah, Zoe and Boaz, they have dedicated the past 16 years of full-time ministry serving Christ in every way possible.

  • Ken Smith

    Worship & Creative Arts Pastor


    Raised in Indiana, Ken has been married to his wife Christy for almost 13 years. They have a 2 1/2 year old son named Jackson and a 4 year old Golden Retriever named Ruby. They have spent they last 5 years doing ministry on the west coast, most recently in Las Vegas. Ken is a graduate of IUS and was ordained as a Pastor in 2009.



  • Jess Snyder

    Pre-School Ministry Coordinator


    Jess did most of her growing up on a farm in a small town, 2 hours east of Pittsburgh, PA called Creekside.  She met her husband, Justin, at church.  Their families were close all through our childhood but they did not date until later in our college years.  They married in 2009 and moved to Louisville in 2011 for Justin’s work.  He is an air traffic controller at Standiford tower.  They have two children, Caleb and Katie, and live on a small “farm” near Eastwood.

  • Josh Cross

    Elementary Ministry Coordinator


    Josh is from Cleveland, TN. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business at Bryan College and Associate of Science in Nursing from Chattanooga State. Josh is currently pursuing MA in Discipleship and Family Ministries. He is married to Leslie and they have three kids Chandler, Aniston, and Hannah. His hobbies include reading, swimming, cycling, and running. 

  • BRIAN COMBS

    Next Generations Pastor

  • Valerie Vincent

    Assistant Coordinator for Student & Life Group Ministries


    Valerie is originally I am from Birmingham, Alabama but she has called Louisville home for 27 years now. Valerie is married to Andy Vincent for 27 years. They have two cocker spaniels, Darcy and Bennet. She has earned a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Bachelor of Arts from Samford University