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Meet The Dayspring Team

Billie Dantzler - Children's Pastor

Billie Dantzler

Children's Pastor

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.

Chandler Grimsley

College Pastor

Chandler serves as Dayspring’s College Pastor, which involves overseeing all college-aged ministry. Chandler served in student ministry for many years in Mobile, AL as well as teaching Bible at Cottage Hill Christian Academy. He completed a business degree at the University of Mobile and is finishing the final year of his Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Chandler joined the Dayspring staff in June 2019.

Chase Alford - Lead Pastor of Teaching

Chase Alford

Lead Pastor of Teaching

Chase serves as the primary Teaching Pastor at Dayspring and helped lay the foundation for the Dayspring College Ministry. Prior to his position at Dayspring, Chase worked for nearly a decade at the University of Mobile, ultimately serving as the Director of University Ministries. Chase is a native of the Mobile area. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s of Arts in Theological Studies from University of Mobile. He joined the Dayspring staff in July, 2018.

Joseph Gibbons - Student Pastor

Joseph Gibbons

Student Pastor

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 holds degrees from the University of Mobile and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the Dayspring staff as Student Pastor in 2017.

Julie Northcutt - Director of Preschool Ministries

Julie Northcutt

Director of Preschool Ministries

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.

Kris Nelson - Lead Pastor of Operations

Kris Nelson

Lead Pastor of Operations

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.

Lee Hanks - Connections Pastor

Lee Hanks

Connections Pastor

Lee serves as the Connections Pastor at Dayspring, which involves helping our guests and members connect to life giving community and identify potential ministry areas to serve. He also provides oversight to the Dayspring Connect Team who can be found assisting people around the campus during our weekly services. Lee is a lifelong resident of Mobile and graduate of the University of South Alabama. He has served and led various small groups at Dayspring since 2003, and officially joined the staff in 2019. 

Michael Duncan - Facilities & Activities

Michael Duncan

Facilities & Activities

Michael serves as the Facilities Manager at Dayspring, which involves the setup, tear down and clean up for all events held on campus.  Michael also oversees our Men’s Ministry, Recreation Ministry and our annual Fall Festival.  He is a life-long Mobilian, and has a Business Management degree from the University of Mobile.  Michael has been on staff at Dayspring since 1999.

Mike Hall - Lead Pastor of Ministries

Mike Hall

Lead Pastor of Ministries

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.

Rob Hartmann - Missions Pastor

Rob Hartmann

Missions Pastor

Rob serves as the Missions Pastor 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.

Ryan Jackson - Worship Leader

Ryan Jackson

Worship Leader

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.

Travis Willard - Media & Technical Director

Travis Willard

Media & Technical Director

Coming soon – stay tuned!

Support Team

Cyndi Eades

Administrative Assistant

Deann Suddith

Accounting

Debbie Kreamer

Worship Assistant

Donna Sanders

Administrative Assistant

Shay Brunson

Administrative Assistant

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