Our Staff


  • Brandon fields

    LEad pastor

    Brandon Fields is the new Senior Pastor of JABC.  He has served as the Discipleship Pastor at Jefferson Avenue since 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

    Discipleship PAstor

    JT Dick joined Jefferson Avenue in April of 2015 as the Student Pastor and transitioned to Discipleship Pastor in July 2019. JT has Bachelor's Degree in Education from Missouri State University and a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. JT married his wife Kali in September of 2015, and they now have two children, a son named Ezra and a daughter named Sable.  

  • amber reding


    children's minister

    Amber Reding is the new children's minister at JABC.  She grew up in Portland, Oregon and has been an elementary teacher for the past 7 years.  Amber and her husband, Joshua moved to Springfield in 2012.  They have two biological children; Atticus and Josephine and two foster boys.  In children's ministry Amber is passionate about building a strong understanding of the Bible and what Christ has done for us in each of the children at JABC; while helping them learn how to live out their faith through loving and serving others.   

  • 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.  Carla feels strongly about connecting with those who come through our doors and making sure they are welcomed as they join in our services.

      

  • Rachel Nothnagel

    Ministry Intern

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