Meet the Staff

 

 

Riley Powell

INTERIM LEAD PASTOR
 
Pastor Riley Powell and his wife, Karen, recently returned to the Springfield area to enjoy retirement after many years of active ministry in the Nazarene church.  On Monday, July 20, 2020, Pastor Riley began as Interim Pastor.
 
 
 
 
 

Tim and Peggy Tripp

WORSHIP LEADERS
 
Tim and Peggy have a vision that everyone openly recognizes and embraces that we were created by God for one purpose, to worship him through the way we live our lives. It’s not just an opportunity, but our biblical responsibility to worship and serve Christ! Tim and Peggy along with their three children have all been active with the music portion of worship along with several other ministry areas of Springfield First Church of the Nazarene since 2009.
 
 
 

Peggy Tripp

OFFICE MANAGER
 
Although this is the first time Peggy has been an office manager, her attention to detail, organizational skills paired with a pleasant personality and a love for the Lord makes this a good fit for her.
 
 
 
 

Jay Bush

YOUTH PASTOR
 

Pastor Jay has been our Youth Pastor since 2006.  Pastor Jay loves working with students and pointing people toward Jesus Christ. 

 

Pastor Jay and his lovely wife, Roxanne, have been married for 25 years and have two grown children, their daughter Easton and their son Austin.

 

Pastor Jay loves sports, namely the Dallas Cowboys, Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Lakers and LA Dodgers.

 

Pastor Jay graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1994 and Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2000.  He has been working in Student Ministry for 27 years.

 

“I want to see people learn to love God with everything they have got; then to go and live out that love everywhere they go; and have a passion for others to come to know Christ as well.”