Pastoral Staff

Dean Hill - Lead Pastor

 Pastor Dean Hill has been serving in pastoral ministry since 1993. He was born and raised in Northeast Georgia and moved to Colorado in 2002. A graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, he completed his graduate work at Southwestern Seminary.  He served as a pastor for nine years in South Carolina, and became pastor of SFC in 2004.  He has written one book, Cover to Cover: A Journey through the Scriptures.  Dean has been married to Liz since 1989. They have two sons, Jake and Isaac. Dean enjoys spending time with his family, being a pastor, hiking, gardening, sports events, fishing, biking, hunting, working out, reading, writing, golf, video games, crosswords, dining, and laughing, and the list is still growing.


Jimmy Smith - Executive Pastor

Pastor Jimmy was born and raised in Oklahoma. He and his wife Amanda met when they were 3 years old in Sunday School at the church where Amanda's dad Pastored for 40 years. Both went to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and majored in Missions & Bible. They were married while in college in 1996 and graduated in 1999.

After graduation, Jimmy took a position as the Youth & Assistant Pastor at their home church in Collinsville, Oklahoma. After a fruitful ministry there, in 2002 they felt God calling them into church planting. Jimmy accepted a position as the Administrative Pastor of Life Church in Temecula, California, and helped to build the church from the ground up. While at Life Church, Jimmy was also able to pursue his other passion of missions. During his years there, he led teams to Mexico, Fiji, Romania, and China.  He continues working in that passion at SFC by leading the missions program and mobilizing short-term teams to minister around the world.
Jimmy and Amanda have two girls and one boy.


Jim Logue - Associate Pastor

Pastor Jim moved around quite a bit growing up.  Louisville, Colorado is where Jim spent his childhood before his family moved to the Northwest.  After college Jim served in the U.S. Army and then earned a master's degree from Southwestern Seminary.  In 1993 Jim married Dana (he says this was his best move ever!), and they have two teenage daughters: Taylor and Gabrielle.

In 2002, Jim and Dana moved to Denver.  They sensed the Lord leading them to Stapleton in 2003 to reach this community.  Jim is grateful and humbled to be a part of what God is doing at Stapleton Fellowship Church.  Jim's role at SFC includes Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, & Communty Impact.

In addition to spending time with his three girls, Jim enjoys being with friends, seeking adventure of any kind, and has one rule: ‘Don’t talk bad about the Broncos in his house’.  He's a Johnny Cash fan with hobbies too numerous to mention, and he has recently traded in a pizza addiction for starvation.


Tyson Tolbert - Associate Pastor

Tyson moved from California to join the staff at SFC in the winter of 2012. He met his beautiful wife Kim while earning a Church Leadership degree from Bethany College in Scotts Valley California. Together they began working in the ministry in 1997 and have enjoyed serving in both California and Oklahoma.

Tyson has the honor and privilege of leading the worship and media team. He also has the joy of developing and leading the college ministry. Leading people in worship and teaching the Bible to help people understand what it says and how it can change their lives are two areas of involvement that bring him great joy.  Tyson and Kim have three sons.