Freedom for all.

We aren’t a perfect church…there’s no such thing. But we are a group of people simply seeking to live out the love and freedom that Christ offers in order that all people can be found by the grace of God, filled by the power of the Holy Spirit, and freed to love like Christ.

Our team

Dylan Robinson
Pastor

dylan@thewellspringfield.org

Dylan was called to help plant The Well while serving as the youth pastor at Pittsburg Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg, KS where he lead a youth ministry of 150 students on a weekly basis. Dylan graduated from James River Leadership College in 2013 where he received an associate’s degree in Leadership from Evangel University. He is also a graduate of Nazarene Bible College with a degree in Pastoral Leadership and is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

 

Dylan has been a sought after speaker for many different youth camps and outreach events across the Midwest. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and drinking coffee!

 

His passion is to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Coming from a background of drugs and alcohol, Dylan is passionate about sharing the life-changing message of Jesus with those who seem to have lost all hope.

Dylan has been married to his wife Madi since the summer of 2016.

See Dylan’s testimony here »

Selena Freeman
Pastor

selena@thewellspringfield.org

After 18 years in youth ministry at the Marshfield Church of the Nazarene in Marshfield, MO, Selena is excited about God’s new call to serve as co pastor at The Well. Selena is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from MidAmerica Nazarene University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Evangel University.

 

Throughout her years in ministry, Selena has assisted in beginning many new ministries including Relentless Teen Girls Encounter, The North Central Region YES Conference, and UNITE teen ministry. She has also had the opportunity to speak at numerous conferences, camps, and retreats.

 

Selena loves being a wife and mother and hosting people in her home. She is most passionate about encouraging and empowering others to live the life that God created them for through the life giving power of the Holy Spirit.

Tara sensed God’s call into ministry in her early 20’s but wasn’t sure exactly what that looked like. She has served in various community ministries, including Relentless Teen Girls Encounter. God called her and her family to The Well, which ultimately led to the door opening as the Children’s Director.

Tara believes that ministry starts in the home and loves her title as “Wife” and “Mom.” She enjoys spending her time with family and friends whether at the lake, sitting around a fire, or just playing board games.

Tara’s passion is in equipping families to serve Christ. She desires to teach both children and parents that “They’re not just kids, they’re future leaders!” Her goal is to come alongside families to raise those leaders up.

Austin Crotinger
Worship Minister

austin@thewellspringfield.org

Austin sensed God’s call to ministry while in high school, but was unsure where that path would lead. While pursuing a college degree in criminal justice and sociology, God opened the door for Austin to lead worship at The Well. Austin is excited to see where God will lead him in ministry.

 

Austin has had a heart for worship music for years. Leading and playing since high school FCA, He has enjoyed many opportunities to lead at various ministry events and revivals.

 

Austin enjoys playing music, spending time with his family and friends, playing airsoft, and making videos.

 

It is the desire of Austin’s heart to teach people that worship isn’t just music, but a way of life! He prays that people will understand that we worship God in all that we could do!

Ann Robertson
Connections Minister

ann@thewellspringfield.org

Ann was raised in a Christian home and came to know the Lord as her Savior at the age of 8. She felt a call to ministry at a young age and has answered that call in a variety of ways over the years but seems to find her niche in the areas of Connections and Discipleship.

She acquired her Associates of Arts Degree at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (now Randall University), Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Drury University, and completed her Master’s Degree at Liberty University in Family and Marital Counseling.

Passionate about helping people find community and taking their next steps in their faith journeys, Ann believes that ministry is a lifestyle even more than a vocation. While her job energizes her, Ann is happiest when someone asks her about her daughters, Katie and Kelsie, or her fur baby, Maddie. She likes baseball, time with family, coffee time with friends, and dreams of traveling more!

When you encounter Ann, you will receive a smile and maybe even a hug. It is her life’s mission to leave people around her better than she found them.

Brandon Lien
Recovery Minister

brandon@thewellspringfield.org

Brandon sensed God’s call to ministry while in elementary school but had a season of walking through darkness before God truly got ahold of him. He has a special passion for addiction recovery and ministering to most broken and hurting.

Brandon also enjoys fitness, he has been a certified personal trainer and has coached baseball and basketball at a local high school for a season before going into full time ministry.

Brandon has two amazing little boys, Carter (9) and Wyatt (7). He currently is the leader for Redemption ministry and oversees the Potter’s House Downtown.

Our story

Selena Freeman served in youth ministry in Marshfield, MO for 18 years before helping plant The Well Church in downtown Springfield in early 2015 where she currently serves as co-pastor alongside Dylan Robinson.

Selena and her husband Jon, first met Dylan in February of 2010 when he attended a youth event that they were leading. He was a very broken, 16 year-old young man who came from a background of violence and drug abuse. Dylan gave his life to Christ that night and eventually moved into Jon and Selena’s home becoming their Godson. The initial goal was to help Dylan graduate from high school, but in the process God called Dylan to be a pastor. After attending James River Leadership college and MidAmerica Nazarene University, Dylan went on to Pittsburg KS, to work as a youth pastor where he led a group of more than 150 teens each week.

In 2015 God began to work on Dylan’s heart to move back home to the Springfield area to start a new ministry to reach his generation. The Lord was also moving Jon and Selena in the same direction and they began to pray about what God was leading them to do. In February 2015, five years to the month that Dylan gave his life to Christ, The Well was born.

Within the first few years, God has grown The Well from a core team of around 50 people to more than 800 people who call The Well their church home. Year three also included the launch of Redemption Ministries and The Potter’s House Downtown. Filled with young adults and young families, God is doing amazing things in and through The Well and plans for the next Well campus are in the works.

Our beliefs

We believe

in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe

that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

We believe

that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

We believe

that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

We believe

that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

We believe

that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe

that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

We believe

that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

The Well is a part of the Church of the Nazarene, a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the Church is now home to more than 2.5 million members worshiping in over 30,000 local congregations in 160 world areas. For more about what we believe, click here.

 
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