About Us

Our Staff

Pastor Timothy Smith


Pastor Tim is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (1975) and Nazarene Theological Seminar (1979). He served as a Nazarene Pastor in Downey, Ca and Holt, Mi before coming to Sparta in August of 1994.  He loves the Scriptures and enjoys loving and caring for the people. Has been blessed to have wonderful lay-leaders and pastoral staff over these many years. His wife is Nancy and they have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. He is a Chicago sports fan and loves to laugh.





Pastor Sherri Chapman- Worship Pastor and Administrator


Pastor Sherri came to Sparta Naz in December of 2002.  She is passionate about creating a worship experience that will assist people in communing with God through music, drama, and other talents that He has given.  Pastor Sherri also handles the administrative duties, working with the various ministries of the church to fulfill their purposes.  Pastor Sherri and her late husband, Don, have two married daughters, Michelle and Ted, Nicole and Neil, and 5 grandchildren to spoil.





Pastor Libby Jensen- Children's Pastor


Pastor Libby graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University (2016) with a degree in Children’s Ministry and Christian Education. She came to Sparta Naz in 2017 as our children’s pastor; she loves to work and build relationships with the kids as well as oversee various children’s ministry events. Libby loves to spend time with her friends, family, and goldendoodle Tucker! She has been happily married to her husband, Chad, for two years  and is excited to see what God has in store for their future.