Pastors & Staff

Robbey Smith

Lead Pastor 

I am here to tell people about Jesus, love my wife, leave a legacy of faith in my family.  I do this by following Jesus, preaching the Bible, praying with complete strangers, and setting an example for my family to follow.  Of course that provides them lots of opportunity to give me grace. 

Robert Ward 

Executive Pastor

Supporting and empowering our ministry leaders at Redemption church is the biggest passion I have.  As an executive pastor, my ultimate goal is to train, equip and mobilize our leaders for the delivery of the gospel.  

Brett Sapp 

Assimilation Pastor 

I love Jesus, my family, and helping you take your Next Step in your faith and our church. 

Will Douglas 

Student Pastor

This position is currently available.  Should you feel God's calling on your life please reach out to Pastor Robbey directly. 

Tara Eyestone

Children's Coordinator

I loves teaching children about Jesus.  My husband, Jeramie, and I have enjoyed 22 years of marriage together. We have three children: 16-year-old Brayden & 10-year-old twin daughters Laney and Macey. My hobbies include cooking, traveling and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Melissa Etherton 

Online Host

A wife, mother of 3 and fitness enthusiast.
I am a woman who loves Jesus above all else. My family is my happy place!  Sharing the goodness of God with others online or in my day to day to life is what brings me joy.

Cade Avripas

Redemption Media Manager

Cade designs and develops key graphics for events, sermon series, ministries etc.  He also manages our social media accounts and helps develop our online presence at Redemption Church.  

Kyle Avripas

Redemption Worship Intern

Providing an atmosphere of genuine worship is  Kyles focus.  Whether he is leading our congregational worship services, training new musicians or assisting with the online experience, Kyle is committed to connecting people with Jesus.