Lead Pastor

Matt Hastings

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Matt has served as the the Lead Pastor at Estill Springs since 2012. Matt was raised in the Church of the Nazarene. His family served several churches but most of their time was spent in Orlando, FL. Matt met his wife Keri at Trevecca Nazarene University and were married in 1995. Serving as youth pastors to churches in FL & MI, Matt still enjoys speaking at youth camps each summer. 
Matt is an adjunct faculty member for TNU, teaching Ethics and Biblical Perspectives in the MHR program. Matt and Keri are both graduates of TNU. Matt also received his Masters degree from TNU, and is pursuing a DMin in preaching at Aquinas Institute of Theology. They have 5 children; Bailee, Emily, Matthew Jr., William and Emmett. 
Matt loves Thai food and 80’s music trivia. He loves stories of all kinds and is currently watching all the documentaries on Netflix. 
Matt is passionate about teaching the church to authentically pursue their faith.

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Children's Pastor

Linda Crummer

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Linda (Say) Crummer was born in Orlando, FL. her father was a Pastor/evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene and her family traveled and sang in revivals throughout her childhood. Linda met George Crummer in Orlando and they were married in 1985.

Linda served on staff as Children’s Director /Pastor at Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Apopka, FL until 1999 when she and George and their children began traveling full time in Children’s Ministry. They served in camps and churches across the Eastern US. She also served as a youth pastor for several years before coming to Estill Springs Church of the Nazarene in 2008. Linda was ordained with the Church of the Nazarene in 2009.

George and Linda have three wonderful children and their spouses, Thomas and Traci Crummer, Amanda and Michael Hare, and Timothy and Kara Crummer. They have four beautiful grandchildren.

Linda’s favorite pastime is Bible Journaling, art and spending time with her family. Her passion is to see children come to know who God is, learn to love God with all of their heart and desire to serve Him the rest of their life.


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Youth Pastor

Jake Beard

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Jake was raised in sunny Bradenton, FL. He has served as both an intern and volunteer at Nazarene churches in southern Florida and in Nashville, TN. He is a gradute of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Jake is a licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene and has most recently served as the Student Body Chaplain at Trevecca in addition to working at our church. 

Pastor Jake has been a part of the Estill Springs Family since early 2019. He has been involved in a wide variety of ministerial opportunities: whether it’s been serving in the local church, coaching football, traveling with Trevecca’s PR and Summer Ministry Teams, even leading worship in Spanish – Jake is all about caring for young people and helping them realize their place in the Story of God.


Worship Pastor

Geron Brown

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Geron was raised in Louisiana and studied music at Eastern Kentucky University where he met Lydia. They married in 2000 and have two children; Cora & Cohen  Geron is a 3rd generation pastor and doesn't remember a time that they weren't in church as a family. He is huge fan of Star Wars and is amassing a collection of StarWars bobbleheads. 

Geron is an ordained elder, and has served as the Worship Pastor at Estill Springs since 2013. He is responsible for planning the majority of our worship services as well as leading the choir, worship team, and tech team. He teaches the "Adultish" Small Group, and enjoys many other opportunities to teach in other areas. He is also our unofficial technology advisor.


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