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Battlefield Community Church Pastoral Team





Pastor Justin Childers

Pastor Childers was born and raised in Spokane, Washington.  Although he felt a calling to the ministry at an early age, he pursued  employment in various industries before becoming a minister.  After graduating with an AA degree in Television Production in 1990, he worked in the television industry for five years before going back to school and earning his B.A. in history at Whitworth College in Spokane. In 2001 he began his seminary classes at Andrews Univeristy and graduated with an M.Div. in 2005. 

Pastor Childers worked for the Indiana Conference for 8 years, pastoring the Paoli, Tell City, and Huntingburg churches.  He then served as the pastor of the Jellico/La Follette district in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference from 2013-2016.  He currently is pastor of the Battlefield Community and Rock Spring churches.  Pastor Childers has a heart for evangelism and wants to lead our church in reaching out and showing Jesus' love to our community.

Pastor Childers is married to Sonia and they have two children, Justin Jr. and Bridget.

Student Pastors




Carlos De La Cruz is one of the Student Pastors whose ministries include preaching, visitation, Sabbath School leader, meeting assistance, and more.  Originally from Hillsborough, NJ, he is in his junior year as a Theology major at Southern Adventist University.  Carlos has a passion for men's ministry.  He currently ministers to a group of 18 men through inspirational Bible devotions, one-on-one meetings, and group discussions.  His hobbies include exercising, reading, learning about health, and day vacations with his wife Wendy, with whom he lives in the Collegedale, TN area.  Carlos loves the Lord and desires to share Him with all who are looking to enter into a new or deeper relationship with Jesus.

Chris Sauve'


Luis Andrades

David Fagre

​Jason Shaw

Church Staff

Debbie Griffith- Church Clerk
Kyle Kovach - Church Treasurer
Doug Dewey - Head Elder
John Rice - Head Deacon
Penny Davis - Head Deaconess