About

We are a welcoming, mid-size, Bible-based congregation within the Disciples of Christ denomination. Hazelwood ministers to all who seek to follow Christ and his teachings through personal understanding of the Scriptures. We value fellowship, diversity, inclusiveness, and we strive for spiritual growth by the leading of the Holy Spirit.

We offer a blended worship service (a combination of our Traditional Worship &  Celebrate! Worship) at 10 a.m., in the Sanctuary, on Sunday mornings.

Other regular events include: Friday Men’s Prayer Lunch; weekly prayer/study groups/house meetings; monthly women’s fellowship groups; sanctuary choir; children’s choir; handbell choir; women’s organization; youth groups; hospital/nursing home/shut-in visitation; elementary/middle school/high school youth groups; many local groups and agencies utilizing our facilities.

Our mission: “As members of the body of Christ, we at Hazelwood are called to share God’s love by introducing individuals to Christ, and nurturing personal spiritual growth for Christ’s mission.”

Our Motto: Our B.E.S.T. for Christ:

Bringing people to Christ; Equipping people in faith; Sending people in mission; T (the cross of Christ)

We are active in the community, both by actively working, and through direct financial support ~ Christian Ministries; Habitat for Humanity; Muncie Mission; M.O.M.S.; Buley Center; A Better Way; Coats vs. Cold; Children’s Clothing Bank; providing food and toys to local families in the community at Christmas; C.R.O.P. Walk; Comprehensive Mental Health; Walk-A-Mile in My Shoes; packing lunches for the homeless; Shivembe School – Kenya; Strength is Our Refuge community-based orphan care necessitated by AIDS – Kenya; annual Mission Trips; Christmas in July; and more.

Our Staff Members:

  • Rev. Jason Jones, Senior Minister
  • Rev. James Petty, Associate Minister/Director of Youth
  • Angela Lopez, Hazelwood Christian Preschool Director
  • Stefanie Petty, Administrative Assistant
  • Sally Geib, Director of Choirs
  • Marianna Gill, Worship Coordinator and Praise Band Director
  • John Burke, Property Manager
  • Rhea Morgan, Bookkeeper

Church Leadership:

  • Board Moderator, Tony Gill
  • Vice Moderator, Jim Warrner
  • Treasurer, Woody Wantz
  • Board Secretary, Mary Ann Matchett
  • At-Large Members, Cheryll Crose, John Starnes, & Kathy Clary
  • Trustees Chair, Dennis Holmes
  • Elders Chair, Bob Weller
  • Deacons Chair, Carolyn Starnes
  • Missions & Benevolence Chair, Shirley Bookout
  • Worship, Julie Thomas
  • Ministerial Relations Chair, Wendy Rees
  • Personnel Chair, Glen Sulanke
  • Stewardship Chair, Amy Stucky
  • Christian Life Chair, Ann Wolfe