Welcome to St. Andrew United Methodist Church. We are sorry we cannot meet with you in person in our building at this time but hope you will join us for worship online either on Facebook or on YouTube. We post worship for families at 10:15 am and for children at 9:30 am. If you don’t make it for that time they are archived on YouTube and Facebook.
We are a community church and welcome community groups into our building. We have several community partners. Our church charters two Boy Scout troops and our facility is used by FIRST Lego League teams, Girl Scout troops, Narcotics Anonymous, and the Oak Tree Corner Center for Grieving Children. If your community organization would like to gather at St. Andrew, please contact us.
As a congregation we are seeking to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ and strive to live our lives loving God and one another. If you need prayer or have questions please contact the pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Andrew is named for the disciple Andrew, who was a fisherman by trade. Andrew was the first disciple drawn to Christ and who brought Peter and others into contact with Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people” (Matthew 4:19). This is still our mission today.
The people of St. Andrew United Methodist Church have been called by God to EMBRACE, EQUIP, and ENCOURAGE persons of all ages to live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19-20.
Worship and Sunday School
Our worship schedule on Sunday mornings when we are not “Staying At Home”
8:15 am Worship – small gathering in the chapel for worship which includes scripture, hymns, prayers and message.
9:15 am Sunday School for adults in the conference room. Study of scripture and how it applies to life today using additional resources from renowned authors.
10:15 am Worship – Larger gathering in the sanctuary with uplifting music provided by our Praise Band and Chancel Choir. Children begin worship in the sanctuary and then leave for “Wow Worship for Kids”. Children must be signed in and registered prior to worship. We have a Safe Sanctuary policy to protect our children and only those who signed the children in may collect them after worship.
We welcome you with open hearts, open minds and open doors!
Hours and Information
St Andrew United Methodist Church
350 N Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45430
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Phone: (937) 426-6491
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Meet the Team
Shane Spanier is originally from western Kansas and started his musical journey in 2nd grade. Following his graduation from Atwood High School, Shane joined the U.S. Marine Corps to play the piano and completed boot camp at Marine Corps recruit depot in September 2001. Shane spent 6 months of intensive musical training at the Armed Forces School of Music in Virginia. After graduation, Shane spent 3.5 years in New Orleans with the Marine Forces Reserve Band, honorably separating in 2005. Shane then joined the Air Force band of Flight in 2008 as a pianist and served in the Air Force for 10 years. During this time, he deployed 3 times to the Middle East to support the troops. Also during his time in the Air Force, Shane and his wife Sal had their beautiful daughter Shay at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska in 2010. Shane joined the St. Andrew UMC praise band in November 2018.
Organist Ed Baker has served St. Andrew since January 2013. He received his undergraduate degree in music education and his graduate degree in counseling. After completing a thirty-year career in counseling, he served as chief program officer for a community foundation. A long-time member of the American Guild of Organists, he is also a graduate in parish music ministry from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. When time permits, he enjoys activities with his grandsons.
Director of Music
Rev. Deb Egloff
Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Rev. Deb Egloff has served St. Andrew since May of 2019. She was born in Wisconsin, and attended Purdue University where she met Mark and studied Education. She taught elementary school in Fairborn Ohio and Aurora Colorado while Mark was on active duty with the Air Force. Deb also taught classes for a private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology after completing a course of study in maternal and child health which was the bridge to her call to ministry. Deb did her seminary work at United Theological Seminary in Dayton and General Theological Seminary in New York City. She is a also a National Trainer for Godly Play, training others in the spiritual guidance of children. She and Mark have a son who is in law enforcement, and a daughter who is a veterinary nurse. They also have 2 grandsons. Deb is pleased to be at St. Andrew working to bring children into the whole life of the church.
Pastor Lilanthi Ward
Pastor Lilanthi Ward has served at St. Andrew since July 2018. She was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in England and was a math teacher in England for 11 years before she came to the USA. She met her husband Dana at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. They have been married for 25 years and have one son Samuel who is studying nursing and enrolled in Air Force ROTC.