JABC Staff


  • John Marshall II

    Interim Pastor


  • Brandon fields

    discipleship pastor

    Brandon Fields became the Discipleship Pastor at Jefferson Avenue in August of 2012. Brandon attended Southwest Baptist University and graduated in 2005 with degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies. He then attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City where he earned his Master's of Divinity in 2010. Brandon is married to Alyse, whom he met and fell in love with while attending JABC as a child. Brandon and Alyse have known each other since 5th grade when his father, Pastor Craig Fields, became the Senior Pastor here at JABC. Alyse works as a part-time dietician for Cox Hospital. They have four daughters, Caroline, Reese, Noelle, and Gwen. Brandon has a passion for changed lives, and he believes that there is no greater life-changing force than the power of the Holy Spirit and the truth He imparts through God's Word as it reveals the love of God expressed through the gift of His one and only Son, Jesus.

  • Jt dick

    student pastor

    JT Dick joined Jefferson Avenue in April of 2015 as the Student Pastor. JT recieved his Bachelor's degree from Missouri State University and is currently studying at Midwestern Theological Seminary to receive his Masters of Divinity. JT married his wife Kali in September of 2015, and they are both passionate about serving the JABC students together. They have one child, a son named Ezra.  JT believes in intentional and relational discipleship, and propelling his students to actively love God and love people. 

  • Joe Dickerson

    Worship Minister

    Joe Dickerson joined our staff as Worship Minister in May of 2017.  He and his wife, Crystal have two sons, Elijah and Ezekiel.  


  • Carla Sturdivan

    office manager

    Carla Sturdivan came on as our Office Manager in November 2016.  She and her husband, Bill moved to Springfield from Perryton TX, where she had served many years as an Office Assistant at First Baptist Church.  Carla and Bill have three grown children, Jenifer who lives in Springfield, Joe who is married to Elisha and lives in Morris OK, and Megan who is married to Lawrence Chatman and lives in Roby MO.  They have five grandchildren: Clayton, Savannah, Will, Jaxon and Esther.