Dr. Rick Grace has been the Senior Pastor at SpringCreek Fellowship since 2005. He has more than 40 years of pastoral experience, having served churches in Illinois, Kansas, and now Arkansas. He holds a BS in History Education from Eastern Illinois University; a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in pastoral counseling from the University of Dubuque (IA) Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Ministry in worship also from UDTS.
Dr. Grace has been married to his best friend Nancy for over 40 years and have two married children. Their son, Erick, lives in Fort Worth, TX, with his wife, Emily, and their three sons, Gage, Holden and Caleb.
Their daughter, LeeAnne Rhodes, lives in Goshen, AR, with her husband, Bill, and their children, Zachariah and Leah.
Joshua Benefiel comes to Springcreek after a decade of working with youth in a myriad of pastoral, teaching, mentoring and coaching settings. His heart for ministering to youth is rooted in providing a positive example of Godly manhood and developing authentic faith through solid Bible teaching, community outreach and missions opportunities.
Josh and his wife Sarah, both natives of southeast Kansas, have been married for nine years and have two awesome kids: Elias and Adelle.
Josh has a Bachelor's degree in history and political science from Emporia State University and a Masters degree in Theology and Christian Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
Josh's hobbies include writing, hiking, football and road trips. He always prefers driving to flying. Two of the top items on Josh's bucket list: to drive the Alaskan highway from Washington State to Alaska and to hike to the top of a volcano to roast a marshmallow."