Who we are

Our Pastoral Staff is here to serve not only the North Avenue Church Community, but the whole of Battle Creek. North Avenue is more than a bunch of pastors, so please check out the links to dig deeper into our beliefs and values.


If you need more information, or just prefer talking to a person, we would love to speak with you! If you would like to speak with one of our pastors, it's always a good idea to email or call first so we know to be in the office for you!

our Staff:
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Jeff Eckman
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Mary Hirakis
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Chris Shattuck

Worship Arts Pastor


Brian Spitters

Student Ministries Pastor


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Rob Tramel

Ignition Children's Pastor


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Tia Hirakis
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Jenny Salas

Pastoral Administrative Assistant


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Jim Sparks

Pastor Emeritus