In 2013, Jon and Amber Spallino felt called to plant a church in SW Waterfront D.C. After years preparing and planning, they moved in August 2016 to start laying the vision for Mercy Hill Church.
Shortly after arriving, they were able to connect with the school system, as well as, other organizations in meaningful partnerships, where Mercy Hill Church can invest in the SW community. They started a community group in October 2016 that meets on Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
As Mercy Hill Church grows, they pray that God will use Mercy Hill to be a beacon of hope and love in the community. Sunday morning services will launch Sept. 2017!
Jon & Amber SpallinoLead Pastor & Community Outreach Director
Jon was born in Buffalo, raised in Tampa, but loves calling D.C. his home. In response to a call to ministry, he spent 4 years at Palm Beach Atlantic University pursuing his B.A. and another 5 years at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Master’s of Divinity.
Amber grew up in NOVA and never imagined God calling her to Washington D.C. to start a new church. She received her B.A. at Liberty University and her M.A. in Women’s Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Their desire is to create a place where people can experience the love, forgiveness, and joy of what it means to be a follower of Christ. It is important to them, that people see a church that loves and cares for the community around them.
They currently live in Washington D.C. with their son, Jonathan.
Pastor Jon loves football, all things Star Wars, history, and a good fried chicken sandwich.
Amber loves HGTV, Pride & Prejudice, and anything that has to do with a good craft.
Will & Elisha ClarkFamily Life Directors
Will was born and raised in Southern California and has called Palm Beach, FL his home for the past eight years. In response to his call to ministry, Will studied four years at Palm Beach Atlantic University pursing his B.A. before working at Christ Fellowship Church for three years in South Florida. He currently is employed at Chick-Fil-A as a store Supervisor, where he met his wife Elisha, who was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.
They have been happily married for a little over a year. Together, they have been serving students, families, and the church for two years. They are passionate about impacting their neighbors with the love and message of Jesus Christ.
In their spare time they enjoy being outdoors, going on adventures and eating great food! They are so excited to start this new chapter in life in Washington D.C. and be a part of their great community and of Mercy Hill Church!