Our Pastors

Lead Pastors: Spencer and Ellen Beach

Spencer is a visionary leader who has a vast love for Jesus and people.  His passion to connect others to a life-giving relationship with Jesus has led him to work with churches in multiple cities around the world. Whether leading a local church or guiding strategic outreach initiatives, his passion for communicating God's unconditional love, developing healthy families, and serving those who are less fortunate is evident. His messages are inspirational, thought-provoking, and concise.  His teachings help people deepen their understanding and application of God's truth in their lives. As a life-long learner, his famous question is "Why?", and he often begins his responses with, "Help me understand".  He is constantly trying to figure out how to be husband extraordinaire to his wife Ellen and dad of the year to his daughters, Eliana and Gabriella. What does he enjoy for fun? Spencer has an amazing ability to discover the best local eats (most of which are created in his own kitchen), a passion for the outdoors, and a lifetime love for the beach and all things boating.

As a wife, mom, church administrator, and most recently school principal, Ellen has a passion to see each person reach their God-given potential. While she is fueled by teaching God's truths in practical ways, she is also happy to be behind the scenes overseeing logistical details and giving encouragement to those around her. Her dream is for all God's children, big and small, to daily experience the amazing love of God, discover their life passion, and influence their world for Jesus. Ellen adores her family. Her greatest joy is being Spencer's wife and Eliana and Gabriella's mom. What does she do to relax? Most days she can be found sipping hot tea (black tea with milk and honey), telling others about the most recent book or article she read, and planning their next family adventure.

Spencer and Ellen count it an honor to serve as the Lead Pastors of Building Church. Serving with a gifted team built on a solid foundation, Spencer and Ellen believe Building Church will continue to demonstrate the love of Jesus to our city and be the difference in our world.