The Russell Springs Christian Church has a very simple mission: seek the lost; save the found; cultivate disciples. That means whether you’ve been a Christian for years or have never been to church in your life, there’s a place for you here.


As Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship at Tates Creek Christian in Lexington,  John’s focus is on bringing people to Christ and on helping Christians grow deeper in their relationship with him. He greatly enjoys studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible, and helping people to see the glory of God through his word. John joined the staff here at Tates Creek in September 2016. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Owen and Jordyn. 

2018 Meeting Notes

Date Location Speaker Congregations Represented Total Attendance
January 22 McKinney Christian Bill Welker 25 102
February 26 Columbia Christian Fred Mitchell 26 131
March 26 Egypt Christian Justin Boyd 28 155
April 23 First Christian Elizabethtown Bob Russell 33 192
May 21 Indian Hills Christian Doug Martin 25 120
June 25 Mackville Christian Joe Earl Brown 25 118


When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Moreland Christian Church saw a need and responded by providing hands-on assistance. They reached out to Christ Covenant Church in Beaumont, Texas. Because of Moreland’s willingness to get involved, Men for Christ also responded and donated $5,000 from the Emergency Fund. Following is a letter from their lead minister, Chris Beard.

Dear Brothers in Christ
I will never forget the last days of August 2017. As the rains continued to fall from Hurricane Harvey, it became clear that the devastation would be both widespread and personal. As the waters receded, Christ Covenant Church found ourselves in the midst of a new reality of a community that needed rebuilding, including our own building and the homes of many of our own church family.

From the beginning of the recovery process, Christ Covenant Church declared that our goal was not just to survive this disaster, but as God’s people it was time to thrive. Our prayer was that during our own rebuilding processes, we would be able to be good news to a community that desperately needed it. YOU have been a wonderful answer to that prayer.
Through the love and generosity of you and others like you, Christ Covenant Church has been able to move forward in our own rebuilding process. The 20 inches of flood water our building sustained has necessitated extensive rebuilding. Walls below the 4-foot mark required demolition and rebuilding throughout the building, the bathroom and kitchen need complete renovation, our stage must be rebuilt, new floors and doors are needed, and almost all our furniture and fixtures must be replaced. This reality is daunting for a small congregation with limited resources, but we praise God that He has provided for us in mighty ways due to the generosity of people like you. To be good stewards of what God has blessed us with, we decided to do most of the rebuilding work ourselves, and we are slowly but surely making progress.

But if Christ Covenant was to truly thrive in this disaster, we had to do more than just rebuild our building; we needed to shine the light of Jesus in the darkness of this disaster. With your help and others like you, we’ve been able to actively minister to people in need in tangible ways. As soon as we were able to return to our building, we began handing out supplies, food, and clothing to those who were grappling with overwhelming loss. We have been able to provide financial assistance to many in the name of Jesus, and in partnership with other generous Christ-followers we’ve been able to minister in unique ways, including distributing hundreds of meals to those working on flood clean-up and providing and building storage sheds for families whose homes were destroyed.

Our work is not done. It will be many months before things are back to “normal”. It will be even longer before our people and community have fully recovered. So please continue to pray for us. Pray that we will be efficient in our rebuilding and that we will be able to minister to our community in such a way that we are able to meet both physical and spiritual needs. Pray we bring glory to our great God! Thank you for being a blessing. (Chris Beard, Lead Minister)

2017 Meeting Notes

Date Location Speaker Congregations
January 23 McKinney Christian Jason “Bucky” Walters 24 124
February 27 Columbia Christian Dr. Tom Mobley 31 149
March 27 Woodlawn Christian Greg Comp 24 132
April 24 White Mills Christian Paul Patton 24 121
May 22 Moreland Christian John Parkey 23 123
June 26 Mackville Christian Pat Massie 24 111
July 24 Rolling Fork Christia Terry Cooper 24 135
August 28 Jamestown Christian Lance Ladd 26 138
September 25 Glenview Christian Dr. David Faust 23 108
October 23 Campbellsville Christian Bryan Hay 23 119
November 27 Journey Christian Joe Hatchett 20 90
Av. 24 Av. 123

More Recent Plantings

StreetSignIn 2009, the leadership of North Bullitt Christian Church had a vision of planting a new congregation in Shepherdsville. A number of members expressed a willingness to serve as a core group for the new work. The Salt River Men’s Fellowship and Men for Christ signed on as supporting partners.
Bro. Jeremy Willis was hired and was on the field June 1, 2010. Under the leadership of Bro. Jeremy, Journey Christian Church launched on October 10, 2010, meeting in the Shepherdsville Elementary School. The congregation has continued to grow not only in numbers but also in their participation in community activities. Although the school served well as a meeting place, it was time to move. The congregation held their first service in their new location at 416 South Buckman Street in Shepherdsville on Sunday, December 22. There were 189 in attendance–a new record for the young congregation! WorshipMen for Christ has been involved both in prayer support and financial support since 2010 and recently contributed $30,000 to assist with the expenses of preparing the new home. We pray for their continued growth and efforts to lead people closer to Christ.
All building renovations are complete. Since moving into the new space, attendance has been running a little over 400 with attendance of 440 on February 7, 2016. The congregation is appreciative of the assistance provided by Men for Christ.

Journey Christian received a Votaw Loan from Men for Christ and will purchase the building which has been their home. EASTER SUNDAY, 2017: MORE THAN 1,000 WERE IN ATTENDANCE.