church leadership

As the Apostle Paul states, "Jesus Christ is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also Head of the body, the church..." (Colossians 1:17–18). Peter also identifies Christ as the "Chief Shepherd" over "the flock of God" (1 Peter 5:2 & 4). 

At Springfield Bible Church we unashamedly submit to the authority of Jesus Christ. As a part of His church we seek to follow the Biblical example of local churches being faithfully governed and managed by elders and deacons. 

  • John standard (pastor/Elder)

    John Standard has served as an elder and pastor/teacher for over thirty years at SBC. John graduated from LSU in 1979, and then received a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1983. John preaches regularly and teaches several times during the week. John is originally from Springfield. He and his wife, Grace, have four adult children and numerous grandchildren.

  • Johnnie standard (Pastor/Elder)

    Johnnie Standard and his wife, Katherine, joined the SBC family in 2012. Johnnie graduated from Wheaton College in 2007, and then received his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2012. Johnnie serves as an elder and associate pastor within the church, teaching each week and preaching regularly. Johnnie oversees the student ministries within the church. They have three children.

  • Bob booker (elder)

    Bob Booker and his wife, Sharon, are founding members of SBC. Bob serves as an elder, teaches Sunday School occasionally, and also teaches "Walk through the Bible" classes. They have three adult children, and also enjoy their grandchildren.

  • Bill Bretz (elder)

    Bill Bretz serves as an elder, teaches Sunday school, and preaches occasionally as well. Bill and his wife Dawn have five adult children. Bill enjoys reading, listening to music, drinking Starbucks coffee, and spending time with his family.

  • Paul eastvold (elder)

    Paul Eastvold and his wife, Karilyn, are founding members of SBC. Paul has served as an elder for many years, as well as treasurer. Paul is originally from Iowa. Paul and Karilyn have three sons and numerous grandchildren.

  • dan feezor (elder)

    Dan Feezor serves as an elder. Dan and his wife, Jenny, have been very involved at SBC, particularly in serving within the student ministries. Dan and Jenny teach the Jr. High Sunday School class. Dan is a proud fan of his alma mater's Fighting Illini. Dan and Jenny have two adult children.

  • rich cooley (deacon)

    Rich Cooley serves as a deacon. He and his wife, Amanda, serve at SBC in many ways including co-teaching a children's Sunday School class and helping with the students in Youth Group on a weekly basis. Rich also directs our snow removal crew and assists in building maintenance and upkeep. Rich and Amanda have two children.

  • Harold dameron (Deacon)

    Harold Dameron has attended SBC for nearly 30 years. He has served as a deacon for numerous years and is our morning worship song leader and choir director. Harold is originally from Maryland and is an auto enthusiast.

  • cliff hunter (deacon)

    Cliff Hunter serves as a deacon. He and his wife, Marilyn, have provided many years of faithful service to SBC. Cliff serves in many areas of building upkeep and directing our volunteer building cleaning crew.

  • ryan prehn (deacon)

    Ryan Prehn serves as a deacon. Ryan and his wife, Chelsea, have been members at SBC for a number of years and serve in many ways including building upkeep and directing our Young Families' Marriage Study. Ryan and Chelsea have three children.