Meet the staff of Tates Creek Christian Church

  • Justin Fluhr

    Senior Minister


    As a native of Kentucky, Justin has served in full time ministry in churches from Indiana to California. He is married to his wife Laura and has two incredible children, Carter and Ava. When he's not at church he's likely to have a guitar or a golf club in his hand. He loves movies, Ale-8 and playing disc golf with his son. He is passionate about helping people find their purpose in life and growing in their relationship with God. 

  • Mason Ballard

    Worship Minister


    The worship of the church is formative. Mason cares about crafting worship gatherings that form disciples into the likeness of Jesus Christ through prayers, scriptures, and participation. Mason came alongside our staff in 2019 as the Contemporary Worship Minister. His passion is seeing the church grow as a community that continually commits to meeting together and to the service of others. Mason enjoys discussing and learning with others about worship—not just music, but worship.

  • Billy Bishop

    Facilities Manager


    Billy has served as our Facilities Manager since 2009.  He is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and cleaning of the church grounds and building.  He and his wife, Cindy, have been members at Tates Creek since 2009.  Outside of work, Billy enjoys fishing and teaching karate. 

  • NAthan Campbell

    Student Minister


    Nathan joined the staff in 2019 and works with the high school and college age students. His passion is Jesus. Every aspect of the student ministry should point toward Jesus no matter what the event is. Nathan fully believes that students are not the church of tomorrow, rather they are the church of today and are vital members of the congregation. Because of this, Nathan hopes to get students involved in serving in areas of ministry throughout the church. When he is not in the office Nathan loves hiking, eating out with friends, or watching whatever soccer game he can find. 

  • Andrew Herrmann

    Preteen minister

    Joining the staff in 2020, Andrew works with our preteen students, 4th-8th grade. Throughout these transformative years, Andrew desires to see students take one step in owning their faith. The LOFT, as the preteen ministry is called, focuses on four major cornerstones: sharing your story, spending time with others, using your gifts, and spending time with God. Outside of spending time with students, Andrew enjoys hiking and spending quality time with friends.

  • Rich Pannell



    Coming on board in 2019, Rich helps take care of the daily administrative functions of the church allowing the ministry staff to focus on loving the people of the church and community. Rich and his wife, Lynn, have been blessed with two children, William and Michaela.

  • Don Seevers

    Worship Minister


    Don has served as Worship Minister since 2004 and is responsible for planning and leading worship for our Traditional Worship service.  In addition, he conducts our Worship Choir and Orchestra and works with the technology team, accompanists, soloists, and ensembles.  Don entered local church ministry in 1977 on a part-time basis while teaching as a college music professor.  Don devoted himself to full-time worship ministry in the local church in 1993.  He lives in south Lexington with his Yorkshire Terrier, Candy.

  • Lesley Tipton

    Children's Director


    As the Children's Director, Lesley works with her team to teach the youngest of the congregation the love of Jesus as well as the rest of the Bible through worship, skits, crafts, and fun!  She and her husband, Lucas, have two children, and have been members of Tates Creek since 2009.

  • Kim Jones

    Financial Administrative Assistant


  • Jenni Gregg

    Membership Administrative Assistant


  • Lauren holderman

    social media specialist


    Joining the staff in May 2021, Lauren works to oversee, produce, and manage the development and distribution of the church's social media presence. Lauren is passionate about using digital media to spread the Gospel, grow the church community, and show others the love of Jesus. When she is not in the office, Lauren loves cycling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


2021 Elders

Ken Baker

Larry Bugg

Steven Clem

Larry Critchfield

Michael Durborow

Larry Hitchner

Greg Kasten

Craig Martin

Mike Mirre - Chairman

Ken Sharp

Stan Stack - Vice Chairman

Nick Wallen