Spence is the Spiritual Formations Pastor at the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC. Over the past 8 years Spence has overseen the development of the Summit’s small group ministry into the primary hub of discipleship at the Summit. He now provides leadership and support to several other ministries of the Summit.
Beginning September 1, 2014 Spence transitioned into the Summit’s Church Planting Residency where he will be preparing to plant a church in Charlotte, NC in 2015. For more information about the church plant please contact Spence directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. During his residency, Spence will remain a part of the summit pastoral team overseeing the spiritual formation ministries.
He has published articles and small group studies for multiple organizations (LifeWay, Outreach Magazine, Right Now.org, Christianity Today, and more) and regularly trains and consults for churches in discipleship methods and models. His book People of God, Co-authored with Trevor Joy, hit the shelves May 1, 2014. You can order it. Most of what is in there, was worked out here on the blog. If you are interested in having Spence preach and/or consult with your church or organization, contact Taylor Edmonds at email@example.com.
Spence received a B.S. in business administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MDiv in Christian Ethics from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. After UNC, Spence worked in sales management before heading into the world of theological study and pastoral ministry. His cubicle years will always be fondly remembered and drawn upon countless times for teaching illustrations.
Spence is married to one of the top ten women in human history, his wife Courtney. They have four children: Zeke (6), Ben (4), Ellie (2), and Haddie (born Sep 30 2013). Yes, it is a mad house, but they love it.