Pastor Dave Stain
Senior Pastor
As the primary teaching pastor, pastor Dave has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. Pastor Dave grew up in Monticello, Ill., and attended Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. He graduated with a B.S. degree in biology and chemistry, with a minor in business administration.

He entered the commodities futures business in 1979, the same year he and his wife Nancy were married. After working as a commodity futures broker and then vice-president of a division in an Illinois company, he moved to St. Louis in 1987, becoming the Branch Manager for a small investment firm.

He was working as a partner in a management-consulting firm when he and his wife Nancy began attending Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church in Ballwin, MO, and both came to faith in Christ.

He began coursework at Covenant Seminary in 1993 and began serving as the church administrator for Twin Oaks in 1995. He graduated in 2001 with a M.Div. from Covenant Seminary, was ordained in 2002 and began Spring Hills as a new church plant in September 2002.


Dave is married to Nancy (Hill) Stain. They have 2 children, Katie and Rob. Katie is married to Tommy Ragsdale and they have 2 children, Hunter & Aubrey. Rob is married to Rachel (Ferrara) and they have 3 children, Robbie, David, and Emma.


Chaplain, Byrnes Mill Police Department

Peace Pantry Board of Directors 2013-Present

Jefferson County Pregnancy Care Center Board of Directors 2007-2012

Missouri Presbytery of the PCA Stated Clerk, 1999-Present

Life Verse

Joshua 24:15 – “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”


The joys of your future will swallow up the sorrows of your past.

Saying “No, Lord” is a contradiction.

Paul Miller, “Suffering is God’s gift to make us aware of our contingent existence.”