RAISING UP PEOPLE WHO WILL MAKE AN IMPACT FOR JESUS
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.
Associate Pastor Keith Mackey graduated from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo with the Class of 1993 and attended Cincinnati Christian University for further studies. He comes to Spring Creek Fellowship after serving churches in Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma and most recently in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Before answering the call to ministry back in 1989, Keith had a career in journalism and broadcasting. He was ordained in 1993 at Central Christian Church in Fort Smith.
Keith and his wife Carolyn (who graduated from Ozark in 1973) have three grown children. Joshua, his wife Ryoko and kids Kaila, Eliana and Aaron. Josh is a Master Sergeant in the Air Force stationed at Yakota Air Base, near Tokyo. Dr. Amber Mackey-Wilson and her husband, Keegan. Dr. Amber is doing her residency in psychiatry at the University of Nevada in Reno. Jordan, Keith and Carolyn’s youngest son, is a student at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. He is studying this semester at the University of Orleans, in Orleans, France. He is an accomplished musician and songwriter.
Darryl joined the staff here at SpringCreek Fellowship in January of 2018. He and his wife Laura Lee attended SpringCreek as members for a year before coming on Staff. Darryl Attended New Life Bible College in California before entering the Ministry. He has also taken Online Courses to help prepare him for the Ministry. Darryl is an Ordained Minister and comes to SpringCreek after serving churches in Nevada, California and here in the NWA. Darryl has been a resident in the NWA area for over 20 years. Darryl and his wife (Laura Lee) have a total of 8 children and 6 Grandchildren. They love the NWA and all that it has to offer. One of Darryl's passions (beside the Ministry) is fishing. Darryl is easy going and enjoys one on one time with people.