Staff
Senior Pastor

Timothy Smith

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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.






Children's Director

Libby Jensen

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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 with 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 is happily married to her husband, Chad, and the mom of a sweet girl named Emmeline. Libby is excited to see what God has in store for their future. 






Worship Arts Director

Chad Jensen

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Chad Jensen is a graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University (2017) with a B.S in Music Education. He came to Sparta Naz when his wife, Libby, was hired in 2017 and he began as Worship Arts Director in 2019. Chad loves playing many instruments and leading others in worship to God through the arts. In his spare time, Chad enjoys reading, playing games, and spending time with his wife and daughter.






Administrator

Shelley Hill

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Shelley is the mother of four grown daughters. She, and her husband Warren, have been married for 34 years. They enjoy spending time with their family, their seven grandchildren, and traveling together. Shelley is excited to use her organizational skills and her attention to detail in her position as Church Administrator.






Office Manager

Marcia Miller

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