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"The Well began to formulate over 20 years ago when I had a conversation with a pastor friend on building a church with a core characteristic of reaching people far from God. The Well was born out of that early “what-if” conversation and continued to be a part of a larger vision God gave me. I have since married my wife, Christie, having 3 children along the way. During this time, God has given my family the same vision for church planting and we are excited to see that vision unfold today. We are all passionate about being a life-giving church in the city of Evansville."

- Mark Hurt


Mark Hurt

Lead Pastor


Christie Hurt

Lead Pastor

Caden Speth

Director of

Worship Arts



The Well mission is to be a life-giving church through which people:

Know God, Grow in Spirit, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference. 


  • Compelling Weekend Services

    • We don’t just sit, we celebrate, we do church like a party, not a funeral

  • Transformational Discipleship

    • We believe in God’s pursuit of the long shot, the second chance, the comeback story.  No one is too far gone for a turnaround.  

  • Authentic Relationships

    • We love people where they are, so we will make a place where everyone can belong even before they believe. 

  • Passionate Ministry

    • We hustle.  We don’t control outcomes, but we do control output.  We pray like it depend on God and work like it depends on us.  

  • Community Engagement

    • We take chances.  We don’t play it safe while people are hurting.  We make decisions for the people that we haven’t met yet.


We want God’s Word to be the standard and authority for all we do.


We recognize, however, that there are a variety of interpretations of scripture even within the Body of Christ. At some point, we will encounter theological differences with Christians from other churches and our own. When this happens, we fully embrace the old axiom: In the essentials, unity (Ephesians 4:4-6); in the non-essentials, liberty (Romans 14); in all things, charity (1 Corinthians 13:2).


For a more detailed overview of the beliefs of the Free Methodist Church, please click here:


Doctrine & Theology

Every church, denomination, or ministry family has certain hallmarks that distinguish it from others. Let’s understand four key theological pillars about the Free Methodist Church.


  • Wesleyan-Arminian theological heritage

    • ​As a Free Methodist church, The Well upholds a distinctively Wesleyan-Arminian theology. On the continuum of Calvinism to Arminianism, ‘Wesleyan - Arminian’ is in the center, holding to the scriptural truths of both positions. In short, we see that the mystery and majesty of God’s sovereignty is so great that it includes man’s true free moral agency - the actual ability to choose.


  • Emphasis on Holiness

    • The pursuit of holiness has been a central focus since the Holiness Revival movements of the 1800’s that gave birth to the Free Methodist Church.


  • Concern for the Poor

    • One of the truest evidences of a healthy church is its concern and care for those who are in need.


  • Holistic Biblical Exegesis

    • The best theology is one that attempts to deal with the whole counsel of God’s Word rather than building a theology of personal preference around isolated portions of Scripture.


The Gospel & Salvation

It’s crucial that we have an agreed understanding of the gospel, because it is the primary essence of what we share as a family united in Christ.

  1. God created me to have a relationship with Him (Ephesians 1:4-5).

  2. Man’s sin separates him from God (Romans 3:23) and results in eternal separation from God in hell (Romans 6:23).

  3. Jesus Christ saves us from our sin! The Son of God died on a cross to defeat sin (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and rose from the dead to defeat death (Acts 2:24).

  4. This salvation is a gift that is offered to everyone (John 1:12). It cannot be earned (Ephesians 2:8-9).

  5. Each of us must individually believe in Him and receive the gift of salvation He offers us (Romans 10:9).

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