Meet The Pastors

John Bailey

Senior Pastor

Pastor John Bailey is the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church. He came to know Christ in 1981 in the Tampa City Jail. In a desperate time of need he cried out to the Lord and was touched in a powerful way. Pastor John has now been serving the Lord in pastoral ministry for 20 years. He is a graduate of Southeastern University with a focus on Pastoral Ministry, Systematic Theology and Bible. Since graduating, God has led him to minister the Gospel in over 50 nations and most of the U.S. For the last 8 years, John has served as a pastor, missionary and evangelist to Cork, Ireland. It is exciting to see a great move of God in the South of Ireland. John’s primary gift is to pastor God’s people. This includes evangelizing, teaching, preaching and equipping believers for the work of ministry. His desire is to share the love and mercy of Christ with all.

Mat Pace

Associate Pastor

Mat and his wife Jen have been at The Springs Church since October of 2015. Prior to that, they served as associate pastors at churches in Yulee, FL and St. Petersburg, FL. Mat and Jen were married in 2004 and they have 4 beautiful children.  Mat works with discipleship, communications, marriage, and connections ministries here at The Springs Church.

Eoin O'Sullivan

Associate Pastor

Eoin and his wife Sarah are from Ireland. They were married in Spring 2014 and joined that year. Prior to that Eoin served as a youth pastor in Cork Church, Ireland and also as a national youth director for Equippers, Ireland. Eoin works with our college age young adults, missions, leadership training, big events and servanthood ministries. His wife Sarah assists him in the ministries.

Ethnan Atud-fomum

Youth Pastor

Pastor Ethnan has been a part of The Springs Church since 2013. Prior to that, he attended Summit International School of Ministry where he completed a one year internship under Gary Wilkerson at Springs Church, Colorado. He is passionate about seeing a young generation become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Pastor Ethnan serves as our youth pastor, prayer minister and helps run our cleaning team.

Jesse Gordon

Childrens Pastor

Jesse Gordon is the Children’s Pastor here at The Springs Church. Pastor Jesse is a graduate of Summit International School of Ministry. He and his wife Sarah both moved to Jacksonville to serve the Lord at The Springs Church.

Tim Veldhuizen

Outreach Pastor

Tim was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After undergoing two brain surgeries, he felt the call to ministry at age 17. In 2013, he graduated from Summit International School of Ministry and began working at The Springs Church. After serving in worship, junior high, and various other church ministries, God laid outreach on his heart. Since becoming the outreach pastor in September 2016, he and his wife Gretchen work in community development, connecting neighborhoods to local churches, and mobilizing the church to reach the lost. They are passionate in reaching real people with a real Jesus.

John Bailey

Senior Pastor

Pastor John Bailey is the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church. He came to know Christ in 1981 in the Tampa City Jail. In a desperate time of need he cried out to the Lord and was touched in a powerful way. Pastor John has now been serving the Lord in pastoral ministry for 20 years. He is a graduate of Southeastern University with a focus on Pastoral Ministry, Systematic Theology and Bible. Since graduating, God has led him to minister the Gospel in over 50 nations and most of the U.S. For the last 8 years, John has served as a pastor, missionary and evangelist to Cork, Ireland. It is exciting to see a great move of God in the South of Ireland. John’s primary gift is to pastor God’s people. This includes evangelizing, teaching, preaching and equipping believers for the work of ministry. His desire is to share the love and mercy of Christ with all.

Mat Pace

Associate Pastor

Mat and his wife Jen have been at The Springs Church since October of 2015. Prior to that, they served as associate pastors at churches in Yulee, FL and St. Petersburg, FL. Mat and Jen were married in 2004 and they have 4 beautiful children.  Mat works with discipleship, communications, marriage, and connections ministries here at The Springs Church.

Eoin O'Sullivan

Associate Pastor

Eoin and his wife Sarah are from Ireland. They were married in Spring 2014 and joined that year. Prior to that Eoin served as a youth pastor in Cork Church, Ireland and also as a national youth director for Equippers, Ireland. Eoin works with our college age young adults, missions, leadership training, big events and servant hood ministries. His wife Sarah assists him in the ministries.

Ethnan Atud-fomum

Youth Pastor

Pastor Ethnan has been a part of The Springs Church since 2013. Prior to him being part of The Springs Church he attended Summit International School of Ministry where he completed a one year internship under Gary Wilkerson at Springs Church, Colorado. He is passionate about seeing a young generation become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Pastor Ethnan serves as our youth pastor, prayer minister and helps run our cleaning team.

Jesse Gordon

Childrens Pastor

Jesse Gordon is the Children’s Pastor here at The Springs Church. Pastor Jesse is a graduate of Summit International School of Ministry. He and his wife Sarah both moved to Jacksonville to serve the Lord at The Springs Church.

Tim Veldhuizen

Outreach Pastor

Tim was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After undergoing two brain surgeries, he felt the call to ministry at age 17. In 2013, he graduated from Summit International School of Ministry and began working at The Springs Church. After serving in worship, junior high, and various other church ministries, God laid outreach on his heart. Since becoming the outreach pastor in September 2016, he and his wife Gretchen work in community development, connecting neighborhoods to local churches, and mobilizing the church to reach the lost. They are passionate in reaching real people with real Jesus.