Get to know PineView

We Are A Multi-Cultural
Multi-Generational Church
Where Everyone is Welcome!

One goal of PineView is to create a community. We accomplish this by helping people connect and establish strong relationships with fellow believers through Home Fellowship Groups, social events, and service together. Whether you’re single or married, male or female, in your late 20’s or 30’s feel free to come and see what PineView is all about. PineView is for anyone committed to serving the Lord by encouraging, growing, and serving.

Wondering about God, Jesus, or the Bible? We have personalized small group studies that provide an opportunity to explore faith in a safe and comfortable. In fact, no question is off-limits. Home Fellowship Groups allow you to experience a taste of what it’s like to be in community with other people on a similar journey.

Core Values

The mission of PineView Church is to Go Love: Live the Great Commission, Do the Great Command.

We are founded upon the belief that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God.

We believe in the great commission and are endeavouring to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with love, mercy, and compassion.

We believe there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4 ). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).

We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin. Through baptism we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38.

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues. Acts 2:4

We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps and government. Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11

Lead Pastors

Nate and Lisa Nix have served PineView for 25 years. First as the Youth Pastors, then the Administrative Pastors and Associate Pastors, and from 2001 the Lead Pastors. Their passions are God, family and PineView church. They have three children, Nathaniel (and Samantha), Joshua (and Sara) and Elysia, and two grandchildren, Brian and Maxine, and two very spoiled dogs. They have a heart for God’s people and for His House.

Their personal missions –

  1. To live the Great Commission and do the Great command, Go Love.
  2. To see PineView church reflect what heaven will look like in diversity of race, culture and status.
  3. To see PineView Grow in Christ and Serve others for the Glory of God.
  4. To Respect and Love one another as Christ loved us.
  5. To preach the Gospel of Peace
  6. To make disciples of Jesus Christ

Ministry Team
Douglas and Jessica Swafford
Executive Assistant and Children's Pastor

Doug and Jessica have been members of PineView Church since 1974. They assisted Pastor Nate and Lisa when they were Youth Pastors in their early ministry in the 90s. Douglas has his bachelor’s degree from EMU in Psychology and is currently obtaining his master’s degree in Social Work. Jessica has her bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix in Hospitality and is currently obtaining her Clinical Mental Health at Walden University. Doug and Jessica have two children, Kourtnee and Aaron, and four grandchildren, Skylar, Maya, Aiden and Liam.

Stephan and Sarah Hogan
Administrative Pastors

Stephan grew up at PineView Church and served as junior high youth leader before taking over as Student Pastor in December of 2008. Sarah worked for nine years in student ministry at her home church in Auburn Hills. In 2013 Stephan and Sarah were married, and Sarah joined Stephan in leading the student ministries. In 2016 Stephan and Sarah began as the PineView Church Administrative pastors. In addition to their work at PineView, Stephan teaches math in Ann Arbor Public Schools, and Sarah teaches English at Arbor Prep High School.

Dan and Candace Tackett

We are so excited that Dan and Candace Tackett have joined the team as our new youth pastors! Dan and Candace were raised right here at Pineview Church and have served in youth ministry and music ministry for many years. Daniel and Candace have been leading Bible Studies and found a real love for God's word and serving in His kingdom. We are so glad to have you as our Youth Pastors!

Amos and Dorcas Aduroja
Home Fellowship Group Pastors

Amos and Dorcas grew up in the Apostolic Church in Nigeria. They joined PineView Church in 1995. As a member at PineView, they have been involved in various ministries that include Men’s and Women’s Home Fellowship Groups, Home Missions, and Christian Counseling for Christian Development and Remediation. They are also very involved in the Community and Neighborhood around the issue of Substance Abuse Prevention and Counseling resources. Dr. Aduroja is a professor of psychology and licensed counselor.

Kourtnee Swafford

Kourtnee Bynum grew up serving at PineView Church, so it's no surprise that she's chosen to serve as PineView's Children's pastor! Truly a labor of love, Kourtnee organizes, promotes, and works with our children every Sunday, as well as putting on Christmas plays, VBS, movie nights and parents night out, and more! Her love for children extends into her career at the Washtenaw Area Council for Children. Kourtnee manages all this while being an amazing wife to Shane, and mom to Skylar, Maya, and Harmony.