Derek Atkinson - Lead Pastor
Todd Sloan - Executive Pastor
Caitlynn Nixon - Childrens Pastor

Pastor Derek and Holly moved to Spring Hill in July of 2013. They have come to us from Lawrence, Kansas where Derek served as College, Missions and Worship Pastor, and Holly served as the Chidlren’s Director. Originally from San Diego, California, Derek grew up as a pastor’s kid, and later attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University where he received his bachelors degree in Pastoral/Youth ministry. From college, Derek transitioned to seminary life in Jackson, Mississippi where he received his Masters at Wesley Biblical Seminary. Derek was ordained in Kansas in 2009.

After graduation from Seminary, Derek married Holly. They have been married since June of 2006. They have two beautiful daughters. Derek couldn’t be more in love with his wife and daughters. Derek enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with Holly and their girls.

You can contact Pastor D at

Leading Engage Ministry and Youth Group

Todd Sloan and his wife, Whitney, moved from Indiana to Florida in 2012 to be part of the church planting movement here. They served at two church plants in Tampa for four years and loved seeing God create a new church from nothing. Todd has a passion for seeing people take on the role of a disciple-maker and invest their lives in others. Todd has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Todd and Whitney have two beautiful daughters Elliette and Paige.

Todd loves going on adventures with friends and family, watching a good TV show, playing sports with friends, hearing people’s life stories, coffee, having good conversations, and enjoying life with his girls.

To learn about discipleship opportunities or to get in touch with Todd, you can contact the church office or email him at

Caitlynn grew up in Brooksville, Florida and has been attending and serving in church since middle school. She has a passion to partner with families and together they can pour into kids and teens for Jesus. Caitlynn has a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministries from Southern Wesleyan University.

She is a dog mom to her Dalmatian, Maxwell.

Cailtynn loves to play and watch sports, to read a good book, green smoothies, naps, and to have quality time with her friends.

You can contact her at

Josh Bonner - Discipleship Pastor
Josh Ford - Worship Leader
Laura Fairchild - Care Coordinator

After spending three years on the mission field in Africa, Josh came home to FCC in 2020 to serve on staff. His passion in ministry comes from a desire to see others experience an encounter with Jesus, that brings renovation to every area of their lives. He’s been a part of our church for over two decades, and has seen so many people changed through the Gospel, here at FCC. His family has also been a long-term part of our church.

His life verse is Ephesians 3:19: “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

Some of his hobbies include hiking, motorcycling & off-roading, fitness, reading, board games, and roasting his own coffee.

To get in touch with Josh you can email him at

Josh and Katie have both lived in Florida almost their whole lives. They moved to the Spring Hill area in 2016. Josh grew up in the United Methodist Church. He previously led worship at First UMC of Land O Lakes in Pasco County. He loves to worship with music playing guitar, piano, and singing.

Josh and Katie were Married in 2016. They both have a passion for gardening and community. Josh loves to solve puzzles like Rubik’s cubes and play board games. He has a passion for playing and listening to music. His favorite worship band is Rend Collective, and favorite classical composer is Frank Ticheli!

To learn more about Worship Team opportunities or to get in touch with Josh, you can email him at

Laura and Michael are both Floridians and married in St. Petersburg Wesleyan Church in April 1991.  They have two amazing daughters.  First came Melissa who is married to Eric and they brought two beautiful grandchildren, Bentley and Kelsey.  Second came Emma who serves here at FCC on the worship team, as the youth worship leader and with the children’s ministry.  The Fairchild family joined us here at FCC in March of 2016.

Laura served in children’s ministry for over 25 years and Michael was a lay minister while they were attending the Holiday Free Methodist Church.  Laura’s true calling is in hospitality and caring for others, which is what lead her to this ministry of caring for others.

Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She enjoys a good bible study.  She enjoys planning gatherings and watching those who attend having a good time in fun, food and laughter.

Tammy Eisenman - Office Manager