Interim Pastor Called. David Howard has been called as the Interim Pastor of Springfield Southern. This action follows the recent July 1 st retirement of Mike Keppler who had served 26 ½ years as pastor. Bro. David is the Director of Missions for Heartland Baptist Network (formerly Capitol City Baptist Association). David has agreed to serve as interim for the next six months until January 2019 (or until the church calls the next pastor).
Bro David was called as the HBN Director of Missions in November of 2009. David is a native of Benton, Illinois. He is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches as a senior and associate pastor for over 30 years in Illinois, Louisiana, and Missouri. He pastored in New Orleans during the time of Hurricane Katrina and has a passion for disaster relief ministries. Jo, his wife, is a registered nurse and they live in Springfield. The Howards are members of Prince of Peace. They have two married children and six grand- children.
New Chapter. You will want to join us for worship each Lord’s Day at 10:30 am and hear Bro. David bring a message from God’s Word. We are excited about this new chapter for our church and we’re praying during this transition that God will continue to use us to reach out to the lost and unchurched in our community.