Bro. Mike has deep roots in Paris. He graduated from Paris High School in 1987 and attended Paris Junior College. He worked for Brookshire Grocery Company for 26 years before surrendering to Full Time Ministry in 2012 where he was licensed for ministry by East Paris Baptist Church. He was ordained in 2013 by Maxey Baptist Church.
He has a heart for missions, serving on 8 trips to East Asia, aiding in church planting and native pastoral training. He has also been to South Dakota several times to do evangelism and assisting a small church plant, and homeless outreach in South Dallas. He currently serves as the Director for Baptist Student Ministries at Paris Junior College and serves as Chairman on the Board of Directors for the South Asia Native Missionary Alliance (SANMA) and is a Board Member for The Christian Women's Job Corp of Paris (CWJC).
He served as a Deacon at Pine Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Texas before surrendering to the ministry. He served as the Associate Pastor at Maxey Baptist Church where he led the Music Ministry and Youth Ministry before being called as their Pastor, where he served for 7 years. Mike was called as Senior Pastor at Springlake in December 2020. Mike is pursuing his bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministry from Arlington Baptist University. He has been married to Misti for 31 years and they have three children ages 27, 22 and 15.
Mavis met the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 11. Her service to the Lord began 58 years ago when she began teaching a Pre-K class and for many years she taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and first graders. She continues to be actively involved with the WMU (Women's Missionary Union).
Mavis served as Secretary/Treasurer at Belmont Baptist Church for six years and has worked as Secretary for Springlake Baptist for 17 years where she also serves as Church Clerk.
She was married to her late husband, Gilbert Miller, for 60 years, where he was a Deacon and Lay Speaker. One of her greatest ministries in life was assisting him in all that he did for the Lord.
Gloria has been a Christian since 1975. She has served the Lord faithfully for many years, working with toddlers as well as youth.
She served as a Secretarial Assistant at First Baptist Church at Cooper, Texas for 15 years before coming to Springlake. She has served as our church Treasurer for a year and a half.
She has been married to her husband, Ronnie Buchanan, for 50 years and have five daughters, 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
When Margaret was saved at the age of ten years old, she felt a deep calling to serve the Lord. Over her 56 years of service, she has worked with pre-school, children and youth groups.
"I feel it is important for children to understand the love Jesus has for them and I want to share that love with our children and see them come to faith in Christ through our Sunday School, Children's Church and VBS. I count it a joy to have the opportunity to serve God by providing fun, creative ways for children to learn about Jesus", Margaret said.
Margaret was married to her late husband, Buddy Melton, for 52 years and has two grown children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Kent is dedicated to leading the next generation and serving their families. He has a deep passion for Jesus, family, Christmas, and Batman. Recently licensed as a minister, he is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Christian leadership. With over a decade of experience working and interacting with youth and children, Kent has made a positive impact in a variety of roles, including YMCA camps, Scouting BSA, and sever ministries. His unwavering commitment to empowering young lives and spreading the message of the Gospel of Christ Jesus shines through in all he does.
Kent and his wife Kayleigh have one child.
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