Dr. Philip Bassham- Lead Pastor
Philip has been the lead pastor of Discovery Church since October of 2014. Before coming to Discovery he served in churches in Northern Virginia, Missouri, and Texas. Philip is a classic extrovert and loves spending time with people and learning more about them and what makes them tick.
When not in the office, you can find Philip remodeling a part of his house, spending time with his wife and kids, or working in the yard at his home in Blacklick. Philip loves all things that have to do with tools, building, and cars. One of Philip's projects is his 1985 Chevy El Camino.
Philip has been married to his wife, Amber, since 2001 and they have two amazing kids, Penelope and Nathaniel.
Amber Bassham - dcKids Director
Amber loves gnomes. Yes, they're imaginary - she knows this, but she still loves them. A lot. She moved to Gahanna with her husband Philip & two kids (and her gnome collection) in the fall of 2014 to minister with Discovery Church.
She believes in fully knowing the folks around her and being fully known within her community and prides herself in wearing her heart on her sleeve. She drinks too much coffee and listens to podcasts more than is reasonable. She is a passionate advocate for children's ministry and clear communication. She also believes Jesus is the reason for all good things in this life and beyond, AND He is a freedom fighter for the oppressed and marginalized. All of these things have occasionally gotten her labeled as opinionated, and she's ok with that.
When Amber is not working at the church you might find her baking, crocheting, thrifting at Goodwill, shuttling her kids to various activities, reading, or gardening.
Brian Bosler - Worship Pastor
Musician, writer, nerd. He is passionate about worship and how a church engages in giving thanks and praise for what Jesus has done! When he's not working he LOVES playing legos with his son, tea parties with his daughter and dates out with his wife. He's an audiophile, a lover of culture (all kinds of culture), movies and food! Katie and Brian have three awesome kids 2 boys &1 girl. Discovery Church is an awesome place full of life and potential for the Kingdom of God!
Trent Spangler - dcStudents Pastor
As the youth pastor at Discovery, Trent love pouring into the lives of teenagers and helping them grow closer to Christ. He also loves getting to know parents and others who attend Discovery. Trent is a bit of a comedian (in his own mind), and he loves to try and make people laugh, but they usually just end up rolling their eyes at his jokes. When not at DC, Trent loves to spend time at home with his wife Julie and his dog, Braxton. His favorite things to do are going to the movies, traveling to new places, and cheering on his favorite sports teams, including THE Ohio State Buckeyes.