Pastoral Staff

Pastor Kyle Hinson

Lead Pastor

Kyle has been Lead Pastor of Spring Valley since 2012, after having served as Pastor of Discipleship & Leadership Development, a position that he accepted in 2004. Pastor Kyle has a heart and vision for helping people lead God-First lives. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Lee University, and a Master’s of Divinity from the Church of God Theological Seminary. Kyle is husband to his wife Shanti, and father to two handsome boys, Micah and Josiah.

Pastor Robert E. Hinson

Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Robert E. Hinson served as Lead Pastor of Spring Valley Church of God since 1973. He now serves in the roll of Pastor Emeritus. Originally from eastern Virginia, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Lee University. He also earned a Master’s degree from Hartford Theological Seminary, and a Master’s of Divinity from Yale Divinity School prior to settling in Reading. In addition to his pastoral work, Pastor Hinson has also served for ten years on the Board of Directors for the Church of God Theological Seminary, spending some of that time serving as Chair of the Academic Board. He and his wife Carol are the proud parents of three children and five grand-children.

Pastor Ibrahim Bangura

Executive Pastor
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Ibrahim recently joined the Spring Valley staff as the Executive Pastor. Originally from Sierra Leone, he was born into a Muslim family, but accepted Christ as a teenager while living in the Gambia. He served in various ministerial roles in The Gambia before relocating to the US to join his family. He volunteered for few years in our Student Ministries before moving to Tennessee where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Lee University, and a Master’s of Divinity from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.  He is passionate about developing leaders.

Ibrahim is now a US citizen.  He is engaged to Emily, and he enjoys playing and watching soccer.

Pastor Glenn Davis

Student Ministries
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Pastor Glenn Davis is the Pastor and Director of Spring Valley Church Student Ministries.  He has been serving and pouring into our children and youth since 2005.  He currently serves on the Church of God State Council. He graduated from Lee University  (known at that time as Lee College) in 1990 with a  B.S. Degree in Biblical Theology.  He is married to his lovely wife, Melissa, and they have two beautiful daughters, Mercedes and Emma.


Pastor Mike Bennett

Pastor of Counseling
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Michael is the husband of Bernice Robinson-Bennett since June 10, 2000.  He is also the father of two wonderful children, Johnathan and Michaela.  At the age of 14, Michael accepted Christ as his personal Savior and became a member of the Church of God.  He migrated from Jamaica to the United States after high school.  Throughout the years, Michael was always actively involved with ministries in the churches where he worshiped.  Presently, he provides pastoral oversight for the Pastoral Care Ministries, Counseling Ministry, Wee Wonders, and the Prayer Ministry.

Pastor Joe Sclafani

City Light Inner City Outreach

Joe serves as Lead Pastor/Executive Director of City Light Ministry, an outreach of Spring Valley.  CLM is an urban mission outreach to the City of Reading.  Joe and his wife Trish founded CLM in 1992. He is an Ordained Minister with the Church of God, Cleveland, TN.  Joe and Trish are the proud parents of three sons: Kyle (wife Lindsay), Ethan and Zachary. They have three wonderful grandchildren: Kamryn, Brady and Joseph.


The elders of Spring Valley Church exist to the provide spiritual oversight and direction to our church.  They provide council, advice, and accountability to the church.  A subcommittee also helps to set the annual budget for the church.  The elders consist of 12 members of the church.  No less than 1/4 and no more than 1/3 of the elders are staff pastors, which includes the senior pastor.  Elders serve one year terms, and there is no limit to the number of terms.  Elders are elected by nomination and unanimous vote of the other members of the elders board.  The elders meet monthly to prayerfully discuss matters of church leadership.


Pastor Kyle Hinson

Pastor Robert E. Hinson

Pastor Mike Bennett

Pastor Joe Sclafani

Sam Brantley

Lisa Gooch

Judge Scott Lash

Sam Macrina

Anibal Nazario

Mary Szychowski

Marilyn Smith

Earl Wise