Lead Pastors

Brett Burleson

Brett Burleson

Lead Pastor of Teaching

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Brett serves as the the primary teacher and direction giver for the church. A native of the Mobile area, Brett has served churches for two decades in South Florida, Western New York, and of course, Alabama. A graduate of the University of Mobile, Brett also holds degrees from Southwestern Seminary and Southern Seminary. Brett came to Dayspring in September 2009.

MIke Hall

MIke Hall

Lead Pastor of Ministries

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Mike oversees the ministry efforts of the church. He also provides direct oversight of the church’s small group ministry and pastoral care efforts. Mike has served as a full-time pastor for three decades. A native of West Alabama, Mike holds degrees from the University of Alabama and the Dallas Theological Seminary. He joined the Dayspring team in February 2010.

Kris Nelson

Kris Nelson

Lead Pastor of Operations

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Kris serves Dayspring by providing oversight of the day-to-day operations of the church. Having served as the Vice President of Operations at a Christian university, Kris brings a great deal of expertise to Dayspring in the areas of organizational and systems development. A native of the Birmingham area, Kris holds a degree in Finance from the University of Mobile. He joined the Dayspring team in May 2017.

Ministry Staff

Ryan Jackson

Ryan Jackson

Worship Leader

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Ryan serves as Dayspring’s Worship Leader, which involves the planning and leading of worship services on Sunday mornings, as well as in the midweek student and college environments. A native of Crestview, Florida, Ryan holds a degree in Worship Leadership from the University of Mobile. While at UM, Ryan emerged as a featured vocalist and songwriter for the school. He also toured extensively for two years with IMPACT, UM’s worship leading team. Ryan joined the Dayspring staff in the summer of 2016.

Rob Hartmann

Rob Hartmann

Director of Missions

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Rob serves as Director of Missions at Dayspring, which involves coordinating and mobilizing the church for local and international missions efforts. Rob spearheads local efforts such as food distribution to the needy, ministry to the homeless, and disaster relief efforts. Rob also coordinates mission trips with partners in other parts of the country. Rob is a graduate of the University of Mobile, and has been serving at Dayspring since January, 2004.

Julie Northcutt

Julie Northcutt

Director of Preschool Ministries

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Julie serves as the Director of Preschool Ministries at Dayspring, which involves coordinating all ministries for preschoolers, as well as the Summer Daycamp for Children. Julie has lived in Mobile most of her life and has served on staff at Dayspring since 2000.

Billie Dantzler

Billie Dantzler

Children's Pastor

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Billie is Dayspring’s Pastor to Children, which involves oversight of all ministries involving elementary age children. Billie previously has served as a student pastor at churches in Oklahoma and Georgia, but his love and concern for children and their families has now led him into children’s ministry. A native of coastal Mississippi, Billie holds degrees from Southern Miss and Southwestern Seminary. Billie joined the Dayspring staff in 2015.

Joseph Gibbons

Joseph Gibbons

Student Pastor

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Joseph is Dayspring’s Student Pastor, which involves oversight of all ministries involving middle & high schoolers. Joseph most recently served as a student pastor in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Prior to that, he served for several years as the student ministry intern/associate here at Dayspring. A native of the Montgomery area, Joseph attended the University of Mobile and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the Dayspring staff as Student Pastor in 2017.

Support Team

Vallie Stanford

Administrative Assistant

Michael Duncan

Facilities and Activities

Deann Suddith

Accounting

Gage Morgan

Student Ministry Intern

Donna Hartmann

Office Manager

Cyndi Eades

Student Admin Assistant

Debbie Kreamer

Worship Assistant