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November 2022
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Associational Staff 

 Interim Director
  Dr. John Marshall
Director of Grand Oak Mission Center
Rev. David Jackson

Office Manager
Mrs. Shannon Peelor

Financial Secretary
  Mrs. Burnace Smith

Youth Ministry Consultant
Rev. Doug Watson

834 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807
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2 Leadership Council Meeting, Associational Office, 11:30 am

7 Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer, Golden Avenue, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

9 Special Executive Board and Budget Meeting, River Bluff Fellowship, 11:30 am

24-25 Associational Office and Grand Oak Closed Thanksgiving


1-3 Live Nativity, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm

4-10 Week of Prayer for International Missions/ Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

6 Pastor/Staff/Spouse Christmas Dinner, South Haven, 6:00 pm

23-30 Grand Oak Mission Center closed- Christmas

26-30 Associational Office closed- Christmas

We have exciting news!
At a called meeting of the Executive Board, Wednesday, November 9, at 11:30 AM at River Bluff Fellowship (2655 E Farm Rd 188, Ozark), the Leadership Council and Director of Missions Search Committee will present a joint recommendation that the association call
Josh Hall
as our next Director of Missions.
In preparation for this meeting, all Executive Board members are encouraged to attend an Open Forum Thursday, October 27, at 2:00 PM at Springhill Baptist Church (7370 North Farm Road 159, Springfield) for an opportunity to learn more about Josh, hear his vision for the association, and ask him questions about his ministry.
More information on Josh Hall
Baptist Hill Pool

Every church camp needs a swimming pool. Baptist Hill Assembly is no exception to this rule.
Swimming pools deteriorate. Baptist Hill Assembly’s pool is no exception to this rule.
Renovations require donations from people. You and I are no exception to this rule.
Baptist Hill Assembly needs our help. Groups have met there for decades. Thousands have been helped by the camp’s ministry. Now it is time for us to repay the favor. It’s time to help the camp so it can bless thousands more for decades to come.
The swimming pool at Baptist Hill has needed a redo for years. Fortunately, the concrete shell of the 30 feet by 100 feet pool has been tested and is deemed sound and usable. Also, the shower house is in good shape. Unfortunately, everything else needs help.
Plaster and patchwork are rough and not adhering well to the concrete. The filtration system moves only 40% of the water that needs to be moved to keep the pool’s 110,000 gallons of water clear and safe for swimmers. New lifeguard stands are needed, as are new ladders and steps.
A new ADA lift will assist those who are wheelchair-bound also to enjoy the pool. The camp leaders want to ensure the pool will serve everyone well. Another need is a cover to place over the pool during the off-season to keep leaves and pine needles from getting in the pool. The acidity from these items causes a pitting action in the coating which causes it to deteriorate at a much faster rate.
Baptist Hill has received over $300,000, mostly from personal donations, of the $646,000 needed for this project. You can help by making your tax-deductible gift payable to Greene County Baptist Association. Designate your check to Baptist Hill, and mail it to Greene County Baptist Association, 834 W Battlefield Road, Springfield MO 65807.
Thank you for praying about helping Baptist Hill. God bless you.
Dr. John 3:16 Marshall
Interim GCBA DOM
More on Josh Hall:

Josh is currently the pastor of Selmore Baptist Church in Ozark, where he has served since 2003. From 2013-14, Josh went to Indianapolis as a church planter with the North American Mission Board, sent by Second Baptist. Upon his return in 2014, Selmore called him again as their pastor, a testimony to his ministry with that congregation. In addition, Josh has served as the Student Pastor at FBC, Ellington, and as pastor at Fender Chapel in Brighton.
Josh has led his churches in mission efforts and partnerships. He is committed to cooperative work, having served extensively at both the association and state convention levels. His familiarity with Baptist work in Southwest Missouri and beyond will be a great asset to the churches of the GCBA.
You will learn much more about Josh's ministry and have the opportunity to ask him questions at the Open Forum on October 27 in preparation for the vote on November 9. Plan on joining us for this exciting step in the life of our association.
Special Called Executive Board & Budget Meeting:
Voting On Recommended
New DOM &
2023 Budget
November 9, 2022, at 11:30 am, at River Bluff Fellowship.
2655 E. Farm Road 188,
Ozark, MO.
Lunch will be provided.
Call or email the Associational Office
to RSVP, by
November 2, 2022, at
417-869-2557 or
Article III -
Executive Board
       Section 1. The Executive Board shall be the Association ‘ad interim and the business of the Association between Annual Sessions shall be their responsibility. This board shall be composed of the Associational Leadership Council, the pastor and one member from each church. A quorum shall consist of not less than fifteen (15) member churches represented.
Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer:
November 7, 2022,
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm,
At Golden Avenue Baptist Church.
Special Guest Speakers, Missionaries Jeremy & Kimberly Newborn.
Worship by Dan & Fran Givens.
Live Nativity

December 1-3, 2022,
6:30 pm & 7:30 pm, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Live Nativity will be taking place in the
Central Buildings
Event Center.
Enter off of Smith Street into Gate 10 or off of Grant Street into Gate 11. Parking is directly North of the new building.
Christmas Dinner
December 6, 2022,
6:00 pm, at South Haven
Please join us for the Annual
GCBA Christmas Dinner!
Your whole church staff is invited, the cost is $15 per person. For questions or to make reservations, please call
the Association
at 417-869-2557
by November 21, 2022.
Greene County Baptist Association’s
150th Anniversary Book
is on sale now!
United On Mission: The 150-Year Story of Greene County Baptist Association
You can purchase your book online at or in the Associational Office at 834 W. Battlefield.
The cost is $10 for GCBA church members or $20 for non-GCBA church members.
GCBA Churches can take books on consignment to their churches to sell. Please contact the Associational Office if you are interested in this for your church by
Happy Anniversary

30 Years!
Kenneth Gaines, Pastor,
Charity Baptist
5 Years!
Guisung Choi, Pastor,
New Covenant Fellowship Korean
2022 Budget Financial Report
Annual Budget $400,167.50
                                                  Budget Received             Budget Required
         Jan 1-Sept 30                  $310,678.31                      $300,125.61
(103.52% of budget required received to date)
           Income received for Jim Joslin Missions Offering $7,650
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