About Us

Our Staff

Pastor Timothy Smith


Pastor Tim is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (1975) and Nazarene Theological Seminar (1979). He served as a Nazarene Pastor in Downey, CA and Holt, MI before coming to Sparta in August of 1994.  He loves the Scriptures and enjoys loving and caring for people. He is blessed to have wonderful lay-leaders and pastoral staff over these many years. His wife is Nancy and they have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. He is a Chicago sports fan and loves to laugh.





Sherri Chapman- Worship Arts and Administrator


Sherri came to Sparta Naz in December of 2002.  She is passionate about creating a worship experience that will assist people in communing with God through music, drama, and other talents that He has given. Sherri also handles the administrative duties, working with various ministries of the church to fulfill their purposes.  Sherri and her late husband, Don, have two daughters and 5 grandchildren to spoil. 





"Miss Libby" Jensen- Children's Director


Miss Libby graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University (2016) with a degree in Children’s Ministry and Christian Education. She came to Sparta Naz in 2017 as our Children’s Director; she loves to work and build relationships the kids as well as oversee various children’s ministry events. Miss Libby loves to spend time with her friends, family, and their goldendoodle, Tucker! She has been happily married to her husband, Chad, and is excited to see what God has in store for their future.