Staff

Dr. 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 worked 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 (11), Ellie (9), and Luke (6).

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Stephanie Eisenback

Ministry Assistant to Lead Pastor

Stephanie is a native of Louisville and has been on staff at Springdale for 14 years. She and her husband, Tim, were married in 1988 and they have three children and five grandchildren.

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Dr. Brian Combs

Executive Pastor

Brian is from Corbin, KY and graduated from UK with a B.A. in Exercise Science and Health promotion and Southern Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Christian Education. Brian also completed a PhD in College Student Personnel at UofL. His wife, Carla, is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Rodan & Fields consultant. He served at the Baptist Campus Ministry for 11 years at Northern Kentucky University as the Campus Minister. They have two children, Brendan (9) and Haley (13).

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Jen Mannarelli

Director of Women’s Ministry

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

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Ken Smith

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Raised in Indiana, Ken has been married to his wife Christy for 14 years. They have a 4 year old son named Jackson and a 5 year old Golden Retriever named Ruby. They spent a number of years doing ministry on the west coast, serving in California and then beginning their family in Las Vegas. Ken is a graduate of IUS and was ordained as a Pastor in 2009.

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Jeremy White

Connections 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.

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Traci Hook

Preschool Coordinator

Originally from Houston, TX, Traci met her husband, Andy, at the U of L School of Business. Traci and Andy have been married for 31 years, and have three daughters: Anna-Catherine, Maria and Ellie and three precious grandchildren. Traci was the Science teacher at New Song Christian Academy for nine years. She has a passion for her family, for young people and the disadvantaged. Traci has been working with children at SCC for 23 years and with our middle/high school girls for the past 19 years. Traci’s desire is to consistently present the true Gospel message and to direct our young people toward a relationship with Christ.

Chris Caldwell

Director of Men’s Ministry

Chris is Vice President of a national telecommunications company and served in the U.S. Army for 9 years. He has a passion for sharing the gospel with men and working with them to better shepherd their families. Chris is married to Jennifer Caldwell and they have three children, Skylar 17, Victoria 16, and Ella 6. Chris’s hobbies include boxing, Jiu Jitsu and eating

Dennis Poulette

Fusion Student Pastor

Dennis grew up in Florida. He has a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry from Liberty University, a MA in Theology from Columbia International University, and is working on a D.Ed.Min. from Southern Seminary. He served in Mexico City for 12 years with Youth Ministry International and has trained youth pastors in various countries. He married Janell in 1997 and they have 3 children: Nathan (13), Benjamin (9), and Shiloh (7).

Jack Scarborough

Director of The O.A.K.S.

Jack was born and raised in Tampa ,FL. During his career he has lived in Houston and Chicago. He is a retired Safety Engineer. He and his wife Jessie have been married 58 years. They have 3 children, 8 grand children, and 3 great grand children…all dearly loved. He has served in churches for many years as a bible teacher and minister of music.

Tiffany Robbins

Elementary Ministry Coordinator

Tiffany grew up a Marine Brat and had the privilege of living in Hawaii and Southern California as a child. When her father retired from the Marine Corps in central North Carolina, that became home and she will always be a Carolina girl! She met her amazing husband, Beau, their freshman year at Western Carolina University. They have been married 14 years and have 3 wonderful children: Aly (12), Katie (8), and Jay (5). Tiffany is passionate about sharing Jesus with our next generation in a consistent, fun, and engaging way.

John Adams

Community Outreach Pastor

John is from Maysville, KY and graduated with his B.A. and M.S. from Eastern Kentucky University and his M. Div at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. John has served in a variety of ministry roles and context as he has been a Youth Pastor of a medium sized church, Senior Pastor of a small rural church, Minister to Young Adults at a mega-church and the Campus Minister at the University of Louisville for the Kentucky Baptist Convention.  John is married to Megan and they have two children, Ellie (6) and Preston (3). In John’s free time he enjoys reading, watching UofL sports and visiting local events and attractions with his family in the Louisville area.