Meet Our Pastoral Team

Pastor Micheal Halfhill (and family)

Lead Pastor

Michael Halfhill has loved hearing and telling stories since his childhood. Born and raised in Iowa, Michael answered the Jesus’ call to ministry after working as a Rock & Roll Radio DJ for five years. In 1999 Pastor Michael was baptized and soon after began studying theology at Union College.

During his 20 years of ministry, he has served churches in Lincoln and Kansas City and has been a guest presenter for camp meetings, mens’ retreat and marriage seminars. He also enjoys teaching at Union College as an adjunct professor. Recently AdventSource published his first book Christmas Eve Stories. Pastor Michael has degrees from Iowa State University, Union College and Andrews University. He has served as the Senior Pastor at the Piedmont Park SDA Church since 2010. He is married to the love of his life, Jeanette and they have two amazing children Ethan and Johanna.

Pastor Michael's passion is to share the love of Jesus Christ and to help believers find their ministry serving the Lord and others.

First Book, Christmas Eve Stories

Buy a copy of Christmas Eve Stories from AdventSource.


Personal Testimony

Listen to Pastor Michael Halfhill's personal testimony!



Pastor Joel & Martha Navarro

Associate Family Pastor 


Joel Navarro was born in Spain and raised in Switzerland. At a very early age, God used Joel’s love and admiration for his father, who was a pastor and seminary teacher, to call him to ministry. What could be better, wondered a seven year old Joel, than to read books, bread bread with people and share Jesus for a living?


Before moving to Lincoln, Pastor Joel worked as a pastor in Madrid, Spain, and Abilene and San Angelo, Texas. He also served as a teacher and missionary in Oregon and Hong Kong. Pastor Joel’s passion is to discover a Biblical picture of a loving and lovable God and to learn how that love can transform one’s daily living. He has degrees from the Adventist Seminary in Spain and France, and a Masters in Divinity from Andrews University. Pastor Joel has been serving the Piedmont Park SDA Church as a Family Life and Discipleship Pastor since 2022. To his ongoing amazement, he is married to the prettiest woman in town, Martha. Together, they have two well-loved, amazing girls.  

Pastor Smerdis & Ilka Fuentes

Associate Youth Pastor & Office Manager




Church Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-2pm






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