Lead Pastor

Matt Hastings

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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. They have 5 children; Bailee (Matthew) Davis, Emily (Evan) Clemons , 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.

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 teenage 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 responsible for planning the majority of our worship services as well as leading the choir and worship team. He enjoys the opportunities to teach from time to time and is our unofficial technology advisor.

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 they traveled and sang, as a family, in revivals across the U.S. throughout most of her childhood. After coming back to Orlando, Linda married George Crummer in 1985. 

Linda and George and their children traveled in children's evangelism from 1999 to 2005.  She worked as a youth pastor for several years before coming to Estill Springs Nazarene in 2008. Linda was ordained with the Church of the Nazarene in 2009.

Linda and George have three wonderful adult children, Thomas, Amanda and Timothy,  5 amazing grandchildren.

Linda enjoys arts and crafts, reading and spending time with her family. Her passion is to work with families and parents as they disciple their children. Her desire is to see all children come to know God, love God and serve God.

Youth Pastor

Jake Beard

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Jake was raised in sunny Bradenton, FL. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion with a Minor in Youth Ministry from Trevecca Nazarene University in May of 2019. He has served as both an intern and volunteer at Nazarene churches in southern Florida and 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. 

His four favorite things in no particular order are coffee, pizza, football and EstillNaz Youth Students.

Jake has been a part of the Estill Springs Family since January of 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 – Jake is all about caring for young people and helping them realize their place in the Story of God. 

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