Meet the staff of Tates Creek Christian Church

  • Tommy Simpson

    Senior Minister

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    Tommy has served as Senior Minister here at Tates Creek since 2004.  He and his wife, Zella, have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren.  Tommy enjoys preaching but especially loves teaching people, from the Bible, how to become Christians.  According to Tommy, his life can be described by the verse found in 1 Corinthians 15:10, which says, "By the grace of God, I am what I am." (NASB)

  • Kim Beckwith

    Senior Adult Minister

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    As minister to the Senior Adults, Kim's focus is on making the Christian experience a rich and rewarding one for those who are in the 60 and above age group.  This ministry focuses on teaching, fellowship, and encouragement and is all tailored to the interests of this special group within the church. 

  • Billy Bishop

    Facilities Manager


    Billy has served as our Facilities Manager since 2009.  He is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and cleaning of the church grounds and building.  He and his wife, Cindy, have been members at Tates Creek since 2009.  Outside of work, Billy enjoys fishing and teaching karate. 

  • John Davis

    Evangelism and Discipleship Minister


    As Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship, John's focus is on bringing people to Christ and on helping Christians grow deeper in their relationship with him. He greatly enjoys studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible, and helping people to see the glory of God through his word. John joined the staff here at Tates Creek in September 2016. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Owen and Jordyn.  You can find John on Twitter at @BibleJD.

  • Matt Lee

    Preteen Minister

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    Matt loves to help every child grow into what God has in store for him or her.  He loves to create new ways of teaching and reaching children for Jesus that might seem a little crazy.  He loves partnering with the local school and getting kids involved with church camp.  He loves serving orphans in Liberia and training children to be missionaries.  Together, Matt and his wife, Terah, have 5 children from 2 continents.  He has served in children's ministry for many years and, as a big kid, has no plans of growing up anytime soon! 

  • Don Seevers

    Worship Minister

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    Don has served as Worship Minister since 2004 and is responsible for planning and leading worship for our Traditional and Blended Worship services.  In addition, he conducts our Worship Choir and Orchestra and works with the technology team, accompanists, soloists, and ensembles.  Don entered local church ministry in 1973 on a part-time basis while teaching as a college music professor.  Don devoted himself to full-time worship ministry in the local church in 1993.  He lives in south Lexington with his Yorkshire Terrier, Candy.

  • Lesley Tipton

    Children's Director

    ​  859-967-3909

    As the Children's Director, Lesley works with her team to teach the youngest of the congregation the love of Jesus as well as the rest of the Bible through worship, skits, crafts, and fun!  She and her husband, Lucas, have two children, and have been members of Tates Creek since 2009.