Josh & Leslie Brown
Pastors Josh and Leslie Brown met in El Paso, Texas, and married in March of 2004. They have 4 children: Moriah(14), Judah(12), Elisah(7), and Uriah(5). They have served in multiple cities in Texas, in the fields of youth, young adult, and worship ministries. Josh and Leslie have a heart to reach out to the broken-hearted and people that have been wounded by the church in the past.
Pastor Josh Brown is the Lead Pastor at Overflow. His passion is hosting the presence of Jesus and making disciples. He pastored youth and lead worship for over twenty years prior to planting Overflow. Josh currently runs his own graphic design business and loves to help churches and small companies with their visual culture. Josh enjoys hiking and local hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Check out Pastor Josh’s blog and podcast website here.
Pastor Leslie’s passion is leading worship. She has been involved in worship ministry for almost twenty years and loves learning new ways to worship. Pastor Leslie is very blessed to stay home with her kids and loves being a mom! Leslie enjoys releasing her creative outlet in other ways as well, and has published multiple fiction books. Check out her website here.
Nathan & Brooke Hernandez
Pastors Brooke and Nathan Hernandez met in Dallas at Christ for the Nations Institute, and married in June of 2015. They have a little girl named Isabella, and a border collie named Finn! Their favorite foods are pizza and anything Mexican! They have served various different ministries in the DFW Metroplex together since 2011. Brooke and Nathan both have a heart to see people encounter Jesus through worship, prayer, and discipleship.
Pastor Nathan grew up in El Paso, Texas, and gave his life to Christ under the youth ministry of Pastor Josh Brown. As a sophomore in High School he felt a call to be trained for ministry. Nathan attended Christ for the Nations Institute and graduated in May of 2015 from the Worship and Technical Arts Major. His passion is to see people encounter the heart of the Father through a lifestyle of worship, and train others up into their potential as worship leaders. He loves to go fishing, shooting, playing football, basketball and anything that will get him outside!
Pastor Brooke grew up in Arlington, Texas. While she was a senior in high school she felt God calling her to ministry. She attended Christ for the Nations Institute and graduated in May of 2014. Her passion is to see people healed, made whole and to help lead God’s people in worship. Brooke leads our First Impressions team that make sure that the guests of Overflow have an excellent experience and feel at home. She is also in charge of training all the volunteers we have here at Overflow. When she isn’t working at Overflow, she is also a Household Manager for a family in Dallas, which she loves!
Emlen & Charlotte Bailey
Pastors Emlen and Charlotte live in Arlington and have been married since April 2017. They have an adorable Australian shepherd named Scout. Emlen loves the local church and desires to bring people together not just to attend church, but to be the church. Charlotte values community and thrives to carry a spirit of home wherever she goes. Having a heart for the people of Overflow Church, she seeks to encourage and love on those around her.
Pastor Emlen Bailey is from the great state of Alabama, but he moved to Texas in 2013 to attend Christ for the Nations Institute. At this time he also began serving at Overflow Church. After graduation he met his wife, Pastor Charlotte Bailey, at Overflow. Pastor Emlen leads the Usher and Security team on Sundays and leads a group with Charlotte. Emlen loves puzzles, board games, and Auburn Football.
Pastor Charlotte Bailey was born and raised here in Texas. She met her husband here at Overflow while visiting her sister, and has served with us faithfully ever since. Charlotte’s interests include spending time with her fur baby, Scout, playing games, solving puzzles, singing loudly in the car, hanging with friends, and just having a good time. Her role at Overflow is to assist facilitating our Groups and getting people plugged into our community.
Joshua & Madison Sponsler
Pastors Joshua and Madison Sponsler met in Tanzania, Africa and married a little over a year later in Sonora, California. They now call Texas their home and are expecting a little one in June of 2020.
Joshua Sponsler is the children’s pastor at Overflow Church. He was born and raised in the mountains in California, where the Lord fostered his desire to spread the gospel. He firmly believes in the mandate to make powerful, Holy Spirit-filled disciples, which doesn’t exclude the children of Overflow. Outside of church, Joshua is a welder at a diesel mechanic shop where he is able to spread the gospel and the love of Jesus daily.
Madison Sponsler is the children’s pastor at Overflow Church. She grew up in Georgia, but spent her teen years as a missionary to Tanzania, Africa. There her passion for inspiring and empowering children blossomed. From tutoring in orphanages to teaching dance classes to missionary children, she has always found ways to express her heart for children. Her desire is to see a new generation completely sold out and on fire for the Lord.