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April 2021
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Associational Staff 

  Dr. Michael Haynes

Director of Ethnic and
 Church Missions
  Rev. Samuel González
Director of Grand Oak Mission Center
Rev. David Jackson

Office Manager
  Mrs. Burnace Smith
Ministry Assistant
Youth Ministry Consultant
Rev. Doug Watson

834 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807
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2 Good Friday, Associational Office closed

3 Easter Egg Hunt, Grand Oak Mission Center

4 Easter Sunday

14 Associational Leadership Council,  Grand Oak Mission Center, 10:30

14 Executive Board, Grand Oak Mission Center, 11:30

25 Cooperative Program Sunday

29-May 3 Pastor’s and Wives Leadership Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico CANCELLED


1 VBS Training, Ridgecrest, 8:30-11:30

6 National Day of Prayer Breakfast

12 Lunch with a Purpose, Revitalization, Associational Office, 11:30

13 Ministers’ Wives Meeting, South Haven, 6:30 - 8:00

16-23 Associational Missions Focus/Jim Joslin Missions Offering

31 Memorial Day, Associational Office closed

Only the Lord Could Orchestrate Something this Wonderful!

Jeffery Stoneking grew up on the west side of Springfield just a few blocks away from Golden Avenue Baptist Church. While growing up, he had very little to do with church or the Lord.

In 2004 and 2005 Jeffery was arrested for two felony counts related to selling drugs. At eighteen years old, he appeared in drug court before Judge Peggy Davis. She tried to help him, but due to his own failures and sins, he was sent to prison.
In November 2015, following Jeffery’s release from prison, he was gloriously saved. He began to grow and serve the Lord through Freeway’s ministry. He subsequently felt a call to ministry and surrendered to the Lord’s call. In October 2019, Jeffery became pastor of Golden Avenue Baptist Church (in his old neighborhood!).

Now for the rest of the story. A few weeks ago, Jeffery had the blessing of baptizing the grandson of Judge Peggy Davis. Judge Davis came to Golden Avenue to witness her grandson’s baptism. The picture below is Pastor Jeffery and Judge Davis standing together. In sharing this great blessing, Jeffery said, “I am so grateful to be able to preach to the Judge who tried to help me all those years earlier in drug court. Only God can do this!!”
Golden Avenue is now the site for a new Freeway location. It is Freeway West. They serve a meal and conduct worship services each Friday evening. They are in need of people to help as well as finances for food. For more info, contact Jeffery at 417-824-8249 or email
Area-Wide Men’s Conference
Night of Champions
April 15 ~ 6:30 - 9:30
Second Baptist, Springfield
3111 E. Battlefield
Guest Speakers:
Coach Gene Chizik, former Auburn Head Coach and Current SEC Network Analyst
Jonathan Evans, former NFL player and son of Tony Evans
For more information and
ticket prices:
Ministers’ Wives
Get Together
May 13 ~ 6:30 - 8:00
South Haven Baptist Church
2353 S. Campbell
Come for an evening of encouragement, fellowship and REST. Three of our own Greene County pastors’ wives will be sharing their stories and participating in a panel discussion.
Need RSVP to 417-869-2557 or
Bible Drill 2021
There will be no in-person State Drills this year.
Please see the Missouri Baptist Bible Drill website for Church, Associational and State Drill info:
Pastor Brad Lotz
Pastor Daniel Hood

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