Meet the Shepherds

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds[a] and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. - Ephesians 4:11-16

- Pastors - 

Joseph Spurgeon - Lead Pastor

Joseph Spurgeon serves as the lead Pastor at Sovereign King Church, having received his ordination from Evangel Presbytery. He shares his life with his beloved wife, Rowina, and is a proud father to eight children: Jasmine, Ariana, Charles, Calvin, Rocky, Ezra, Hezekiah, and a new addition on the way. Joseph is the author of "It's Good to Be a Boy!" and "It's Good to Be a Girl!" He is passionate about preaching, pastoral care, and ending abortion. Joseph co-hosts the Patriarchy Podcast, a podcast that encourages men to take leadership in their homes, churches, and society.

Raised in a Christian household, Joseph initially resisted his calling to pastoral ministry during his early 20s. Like Jonah, he ran, but God runs faster. By God's grace, several instruments, including John Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion" and Keith Green's song, "Asleep in the Light," encountered during a trip to the Philippines, led Joseph to repentance. Having accepted his calling to ministry, Joseph wondered why he had ever fled from it in the first place. His experience stands as a testament to God's grace and mercy in calling even the most reluctant hearts to His purpose.

Gregory Anglen - Assistant Pastor

Gregory Anglen grew up in Tampa, FL. He serves as the Assistant Pastor at Sovereign King Church. Originally ordained in the Southern Baptist Church, Greg's journey into the Reformed Faith culminated in transferring his ordination to Evangel Presbytery. He and his wife, Sarah, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2023, and they have three teenage children: Olivia, Delilah, and Geoffrey. With over 15 years in student and family ministry, and 7 years as a classroom teacher, Greg is fervently committed to fortifying families, encouraging men to lead their homes, and seeing children raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord. As husband, father, pastor, teacher, writer, and a small-business owner, He desires to do all these things to the best of his ability, for the glory of God, and for the furtherance of His kingdom!

- Elders - 

Mark Cox - Ruling Elder

Mark grew up in Charlestown, Indiana. As an adult, he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving as a military policeman. After an honorable discharge, he returned to his home state to raise his family. The birth of his eldest daughter sparked in Mark a deep reverence for life and the fear of the Lord, leading to his conversion to Christianity. Mark is wed to Melissa, and together they have homeschooled their four children: Caitlin (married to Justin Govanus), Shawn (married to Bradley Crone), Danielle, and John Mark. He takes pride in being a grandfather to five, with another grandchild expected soon. Mark's commitment to life and liberty has fueled his interest in politics, inspiring him to minister to both civil authorities and local community members.

Aaron Sabie - Ruling Elder

Aaron Sabie loves to serve his King, Jesus Christ. Raised in a nominal Christian home, he professed faith and followed the ritual of walking an aisle and reciting a "sinner's prayer" early in life. Yet, it was not until the age of 35, following years entangled in sinful rebellion, that Aaron experienced genuine conversion. Salvation, entirely wrought by God, has profoundly transformed his life and serves as a daily reminder of his utter dependence on the grace of God. Aaron is blessed as the husband of Kellie and father to three children: Madelyn (wed to Rob Sands), Henry, and Samuel. . He is looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild. His background includes service in the US Navy and extensive experience as a construction electrician.

- Deacons -

Ben Carmack - Deacon

Ben Carmack was born and raised in Jeffersonville, Indiana and has been long time friend's with many of the people currently attending Sovereign King. He and his family have been part of Sovereign King Church since the church was planted in 2018. He is currently in charge of church finances, leading the Building Fund Team, and a gifted engineer. Ben has had a hand in making important decisions along side the elders, among which include moving to the current home of Sovereign King Church in Jeffersonville, planning vital events, and funding expansion. He currently lives in Clarksville with his lovely wife Dannah and their 4 beautiful children Carolyn, Alice, Arthur, and Evangeline. He was ordained a deacon in 2023.