Our Mission

Starkville Community Church exists to help people from every culture, background, and generation find authentic faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe that authentic faith is best expressed by:
Proclaiming Gospel TRUTH;
Pursuing Gospel COMMUNITY;
and Practicing Gospel MISSION.

Our Team

JOE HORANLead Pastor
Pastor Joe and his wife, Sara, moved to Starkville in January of 2017. They have three children (Ella, Ruby, & Aaron) and a very old dog. Pastor Joe is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Seminary and has a passion for seeing people come to follow Jesus.

He loves learning about other people’s stories and eating chips & salsa. It’s a great day when he can accomplish both at the same time!

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BRYAN TRIBBLEAssociate Pastor of Discipleship & Families
Bryan (aka MOOSE) is a Mississippi State alumni and has been in Family Ministry for 20 years. He and his family moved to Starkville in early 2021 and he joined our team in August.
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TRUMAN LOUPECollege & Missions Ministry
Truman is a native of Baton Rouge, LA, and a graduate of LSU. He’s passionate about helping college students grow in their relationship with Jesus and helping mobilize people to Gospel Mission!
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TYLER BROWNStudent Ministry
Tyler is from Caledonia, MS, and is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His goal to help middle school and high school learn what it means to truly follow Jesus.
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Peyton Thrash
Peyton ThrashPastoral Intern
Peyton Thrash is a former member of the Air Force Reserve and has been a part of SCC’s ministry since he came to Starkville. He has a passion for seeing anyone come to know Jesus as their Savior.

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AREY HILLWorship Coordinator
Arey and her husband Jay live right outside of Starkville in Eupora, MS. Arey is a graduate of Mississippi State University. She has a passion for knowing Jesus and spreading His love, especially through music and songwriting.

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WILLIAM WRIGHTChildren's Ministry Intern
William is one of our college students at SCC and has a passion for kids & students. He has been on staff with us since the Fall of 2021.
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BETH THORNTONPreschool Coordinator
Beth and her family have been a part of SCC for the past two years. A former nurse and now full-time mom, Beth has a servants heart and a desire to see kids and families connect with authentic community!
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Our Values

Church is NOT about us! It is about God and his desire to bring people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus. We commit our time, our talents, and our treasure to this endeavor.

We commit to cultivating a genuine love for one another; a spirit of unity even in disagreement; and an attitude of selflessness.

Our gatherings must honor God rather than please people. We commit to pursuing substance over style; and authenticity over an attraction in our worship gatherings.

Every believer is called and gifted to serve God. We commit to helping people discover their unique gifts and use them in both the church and the world.

Our beliefs are grounded by the Scriptures. We are Baptist by nature and spirit-led by practice.

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