Mike Hamrick - Pastor

Brother Mike grew up in Florida.  He graduated from Liberty University with a major in Pastoral Ministries and double minors in Greek and Theology.  He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  He later completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta.  Brother Mike served at West Side Baptist Church in Ft. Worth while in Seminary and then served at First Baptist Church of Bellevue Kentucky and Millville Baptist Church in Woodford County Kentucky before coming to Sand Spring in 1996.  Mike and Diana were married in 1984 and have two children - Michael and Kristen. 

Ellery Milburn - Music & Senior Adults

Ellery has served at SSBC since June 1995 while he was attending the school of church music at Southern Seminary in Louisville. He previously served at Ballard Baptist in Anderson County, and West View Baptist in Frankfort. Ellery grew up in Springfield KY where he learned the shoe repair trade from his family. In 1985 he opened his own Milburn's Shoe Repair and sales in Lawrenceburg where he met and married the love of his life Julie Cinnamon in 1988. Ellery and Julie have a grand daughter Maddie Ruth who lives in Springfield KY with her mom and dad, Maribeth and Bro. Kyle Franklin.

Austin Coulter - Student Minister

Austin grew up in Anderson County and graduated from Anderson County High School.  He became our Minister to Students in April 2015.  He holds an AAS degree from Bluegrass Community Technical College and a Business Degree from Eastern Kentucky University.  Austin has a passion for missions and for teaching God's Word.  He keeps our students involved in missions and in serving others. 

Diana Hamrick - Director of Education

       Diana is a native of Frankfort, Kentucky.  She graduated from Campbellsville University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.  Diana received her Master of Arts degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  She served on the staff of several churches in Kentucky and Texas before coming to Sand Spring as Director of Education and Children in June 0f 2003.  In May of 2011 her job was split to allow the hiring of Dana Thompson as Director of Children. 

Dana Thompson - Director of Children

Dana grew up in Lawrenceburg and received her Bachelors in Organizational Management from Midway University.  She also holds a certificate as a Human Resource Professional.  Dana works full-time for the Franklin County Board of Education as Assistant Finance Director.  She began at SSBC as a Children's Ministry intern and in May of 2011 became our director of Children's Ministry.  She is the wife of Chris Thompson and has 3 precious daughters - Ashley, Savannah, and Sarah. 

Chris Thompson - Treasurer

Chris is a native of Nelson County, Kentucky.  He earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration from Bellarmine University.  He is also a Certified Church Administrator.  Chris became our church treasurer in May 2006.  He serves as branch manager of Wesbanco Bank in Frankfort. 

Tina Tucker - Nursery Coordinator

Tina grew up in Anderson County and graduated from Anderson County High School.   Tina works for Kentucky Medicaid and has one son - Jordan.  She began as SSBC nursery coordinator in 2016 and absolutely loves children. 

Donna Short - Church Secretary

Donna Short and her husband Chris are faithful members of Sand Spring.  Donna is a native of Nelson County.  She has 2 adult daughters - Stephanie Proctor and Allison Hyatt.  She and Chris have 8 grandchildren.  In September of 2021, Donna accepted the position of part-time secretary at Sand Spring.   A few months later, in August of 2022, Donna became the full-time secretary at Sand Spring.