Who We Are
belong. grow. connect. serve
Spirit and Truth Worship Center is a multi-cultural church. Our congregation is composed of people of various nationalities, ages, and social backgrounds. We exist to glorify God through worship and the proclamation of His Word while seeking to provide a place for everyone to come to know and experience Jesus Christ for themselves in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The heartbeat of our church is to help people grow in the knowledge of the Word of the Lord and to grow healthy families and healthy individuals emotionally and spiritually. We believe that every person has a God given purpose inside of them waiting to be unlocked.
In order to be who God has called us to be, we focus on the following core values.
We must belong to God and to His body, the church.
We strive to develop our potential and grow in faith through our "Next Step" growth track.
We love connecting with others in relationship on our campus and in small groups.
We use our potential and gifting to serve others.
Our pastors and staff
Tom & Sara Copple
Senior Pastor Tom and Sara Copple have been serving Spirit and Truth Worship Center since 1992. Pastor Tom received his Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. Sara Copple is involved in teaching about families, children, and music. Pastor Tom and Sara have raised their three children; Sharayah, Joshua, and Jeriah, who have developed the same love for serving at Spirit and Truth.
Marco & Tammy Salinas
Marco and Tammy Salinas have served Spirit and Truth for over 10 years. In 2012, Marco began serving full time as youth and Associate Pastor. Marco and Tammy love serving and investing in others. They have two children, Noah and Mila.
Josh and Cynthia Copple
Josh and Cynthia have served Spirit and Truth in several capacities throughout the years. In 2019, Josh began serving full time as Administrative Pastor. He and Cynthia have a love for college age students and also serve as our "Hyphen" college pastors. Josh and Cynthia have a dog named Charlie.
Karyn Carpenter has faithfully served Spirit and Truth for over 15 years as Office Administrator. Karyn has a servants heart that reflects in her excellent work ethic and love for others. She loves upholstery, sewing, and her dog Bree.
Lynn Cole has volunteered at Spirit and Truth for several years and started on staff in 2019 as Secretary. Lynn supports every and all ministry efforts with grace and humility. Lynn is married to husband Art Cole and has three boys, Josh, Jordan, and Caleb.
We are blessed with extraordinary individuals who volunteer their time and energy to make Spirit and Truth the special place it is. They are licensed ministers, graphic artists, marriage and family counselors, children's pastors, youth volunteers, support staff, campus maintenance, gifted teachers, talented singers and musicians, and so many more.
What we believe
About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
About the Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
About Christian Living
As Christians, we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end, will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)