2018 Missouri Baptist Pastor’s Conference
The “Sine Qua Non” of Preaching
The 2018 Missouri Baptist Pastor’s Conference is Oct. 22 at Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, MO. Join other Missouri Baptists in worship and hear from an exciting and helpful lineup of speakers.
Dr. Eddie Bumpers is senior pastor of Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. He is a native of Alabama and a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary. He pastored churches in Mississippi and North Carolina before becoming senior pastor of Crossway in December 2000.
Bumpers feels blessed to have followed the former pastor, Norman Noble, who laid a great foundation. Crossway is made up of people who love the Word of God and have a passion to win the lost to Christ. He is a strong believer that the preaching of the Word of God changes lives, and a gospel-focused church is the most important thing in our world.
Bumpers and his wife, Tess, have two sons, Jared and Jordan, and a daughter, Bethany.
Chadd Pendergraft is senior pastor of Crescent Valley Baptist Church in Tahlequah, Okla., and has served in that role for the past 10 years. He and his wife, Chasity, have four children: Coy, Cassie, Clay, and Carly Jo.
One of Pendergraft’s greatest passions in life is preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere he goes. He has led many teams on mission trips throughout the U.S. and internationally, and has a hunger to see the nations come to faith in Christ. He loves to spend time with his family, hunt, play and watch sports, read, and travel.
It is his heart that everyone would come to find the joy, freedom, and fulfillment that he has found in Christ.
Dr. Herb Reavis, Jr. has served since 1991 as senior pastor of North Jacksonville (Fla.) Baptist Church. He spreads the gospel locally on radio and television through the broadcast, “Reach Out.”
Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Reavis is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute, Milligan College, and the Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies.
He and his wife Lisa have three married sons, Joshua, Jonathan, and Joseph.