About Us

The Healing Place Church: St. Clair exists to follow Christ, loving and serving God and others.

We believe that going to church isn’t the goal – being His Church is. We strive to empower believers to chase after Jesus, living their faith inside and outside the walls of our campus, impacting each person they come in contact with for the glory of God along the way.

Meet the team.

Justin & Tiffney Bates

Lead Pastors
Pastor Justin and Tiffney have been happily married since December of 2007. They are blessed with two wonderfully energetic boys: Brandt & Ethan. Pastor Justin & Tiffney served as the Student Pastors of THP: Trussville from 2007-2017. After a yearlong stint as Young Adult Pastors and Creative Team Directors, they accepted the call to begin THP: St. Clair in 2018. The Bates Family is passionate about seeing God move in Ashville and its surrounding communities.

Pastor Justin is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN).

Randy & Vicki Smith

Legacy Pastors
Randy and Vicki Smith serve as the legacy pastors of The Healing Place since 2021. Before that, they served as lead pastors since 2003. Randy and Vicki have more than three decades of ministerial experience. They have served in various roles such as children’s pastors, student pastors, music pastors, and senior adult pastors as well as State Youth Directors in the Church of God in Mississippi and Louisiana. Their heart, however, is for the local church.
Randy and Vicki have two daughters, Bridgett and Tiffney, and the five most beautiful grandchildren in the world!

Ruby Blackwood 

Associate Pastor & Senior Adults
Ruby Blackwood is a native of the Blount County area. She is credentialed with the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) as an ordained minister.

She is passionate for souls and seeing God raise up a generation of warriors to walk in their call with confidence. She has 50+ years of ministry experience, walking with the Lord daily. Ruby has a genuine love for her family and the work of the ministry.

Kentrell & Candice King

Student Pastors
Pastors Kentrell & Candice King have been happily married since November 2012 and are blessed with four wonderful sons – Kevin, Kendall, Elijah, and Andrew. They have served in a variety of roles in church ministry spanning several age ranges. They are especially gifted in all things creative/artistic but are most passionate about Student Ministry.

Kentrell and Candice became the Student Pastors at THP: St. Clair in August 2021. Their goal is to teach and equip students to understand and share the transforming power of the love of Jesus.

Suzie Morey

Children's Ministry
Ministry has been a major part of Suzie’s life for 42 years and children are her heart. Suzie has served kids of all ages in both the church and secular world as a substitute teacher, summer camp director, junior high leader, student leader, and now, as the Children’s Pastor of The Healing Place Church: St. Clair. Pouring into kids is what Suzie loves. Teaching and guiding them to grow into the image of Christ is what she believes her calling is all about.
Suzie has been happily married to her husband Mike for 42 years and they have two adult children.

Landon Jones

Music Pastor
Landon graduated from Lee University in 2016 with a degree in music business and a passion for worship. He joined the THP: St. Clair family in 2019 to serve as  worship pastor and also helps to spearhead our Young Adult Ministry. Landon has been married to his lovely wife Megan since 2022. Together, they lead our worship department with a heart for people, a willingness to serve, and most importantly, a love for God.

Jennifer Siewert

Business & Finance Administrator
Jennifer and her husband Shawn have been happily married for 23 years. They have three amazing children and two beautiful grandchildren. Jennifer has served as the Financial Administrator of THP: St. Clair since 2021 but has been involved in ministry leadership for over 15 years, as well as excelling in the secular business world in management and HR positions. Jennifer has a heart for service and a love for people.

Sam & Janine McNair

Outreach Ministry Pastors
Samuel and Janine McNair have been happily married since 2010 and have two amazing children: Nicholas and Scarlett. The McNair’s have traveled across the globe as missionaries, serving God and others at each stop along the way. They are called to “go and make disciples” and empowered to show love to the lost and hurting in Ashville and its surrounding communities through hands-on outreach opportunities. 

As well as Outreach Pastors, Sam & Janine both serve the local church in multiple ways. Sam functions as First Impressions Coordinator and Royal Rangers Outpost Coordinator, while Janine leads our Nursery Team and serves with THPSC Worship. 

Sam & Janine are licensed ministers with the Church of God [Cleveland, TN].
The Healing Place St. Clair is affiliated with the Church of God based in Cleveland, TN.  We believe the entire Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God.  The Healing Place has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.

What we believe:

In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
 That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
 In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Spirit.
 Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
 In the baptism with the Holy Spirit subsequent to a clean heart.
 In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
 In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
 Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
 In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
 In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
 In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.


Where is the church?

What is the format of your service?

We are located in Ashville, AL at 90 Sheffield Drive, 35953.
Directions: From I59 N, take exit 166 [Ashville]. Keep left onto Hwy 231 via the overpass. The church is located on your right, roughly half a mile down, just past Jack’s.
We are a modern church that believes in the authority of scripture and the need for authenticity in worship. For those reasons, our services blend both new and traditional elements to create an atmosphere of worship that strives to honor God and fit the needs of each age group. We utilize modern worship, as well as hymns. We have screens and chairs, as well as altars. Our church is both relational and real, preaching truth and offering encouragement.

What do I need to wear?

What is offered for children?

Come as you are. Our congregation varies in their attire from casual to semi-formal wear. Whether you choose to wear jeans and a t-shirt, a suit, or a dress, we are not focused on your outward appearance.
While children are always welcome to join you for worship in our auditorium, childcare is provided during each service time. Our kid’s ministry is categorized in [3] age groups: Nursery, for ages 0-3, Preschool, for ages 4-5, and THP Kids Konnection, for ages 6-12. If you have older children in grades 6-12, THP: SC Students meets every Wednesday night at 6:30pm in our Student Ministry Building.

Why do we clap our hands?

Why do we lift our hands? 

Psalm 47:1 says,
“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.”
Psalm 63:4 says,
“Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.”

Why do we give audible praise? 

Why do we believe in speaking with tongues and the interpretation of those tongues?

Acts 4:24 says,
"So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: 'Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them.'"
1 Cor. 14:39 says,
“Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.”
 1 Cor. 14:27 says,
“If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret."

Why do we anoint with oil and pray for the sick?

James 5:14-15 says,
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven."