Quail Springs Baptist Church

 

Written by Maria Veres in the April 2019 Issue

Dr. Stephen Rummage

After just a few weeks in Oklahoma City, Dr. Stephen Rummage already feels right at home. “The people are so kind and gracious,” says Dr. Rummage, the new senior pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church. “It’s been a great welcome and a great beginning for us.”

Dr. Rummage replaces Dr. Hance Dilbeck, the longtime senior pastor of QSBC. The thriving church is a familiar landmark in the Quail Springs area. It’s been there longer than many of the businesses and neighborhoods that now surround it. “When we moved here 37 years ago, there was hardly anything around,” recalls Mary Criner, Director of Communications. The church began as a small congregation in Nichols Hills and moved to its current space in 1982 when it needed more room to expand. 

Quail Springs Baptist Church has a long commitment to outreach, both globally and in its own backyard. Dr. Rummage shares the vision of serving the community around the church. “My goal is to get to know the congregation, staff, and lay leaders, and to get to know OKC and show Christ’s love to this community,” he says. 

Dr. Rummage is well qualified for the task. He received a call to preach in college and has been in ministry ever since. “We’ve served some smaller churches and larger ministries, and in every circumstance we’ve been blessed,” he says. He taught for several years at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he has a national daily radio broadcast, Moving Forward. He’s the author of several books, including Praying with Purpose, a popular 28-day prayer guide co-authored with his wife Michele.

Through all his years in ministry, Dr. Rummage’s mission has stayed the same. “My goal is to open the Bible and to give a message from the Bible that speaks to people’s lives,” he says. “I believe God changes lives through the Bible.” 

Quail Springs Baptist Church offers three Sunday morning services, each with a different musical style, and a Sunday evening service. Members can also participate in Sunday morning Connect Groups and many ministries during the week.

Everyone is invited to attend Easter services on April 21. The church has many special activities planned for summer, including Vacation Bible School (June 24 –28 for grades Pre-K – 5th) and youth camps. Family-friendly “Movies Under the Stars” will take place on the lawn every Wednesday in June. “We want to be known for reaching out to the Quail Springs area,” says Mary Criner. Visitors are always welcome.

Quail Springs Baptist Church is located at 14613 North May Avenue. To view service times and upcoming activities, visit www.qsbc.org. Dr. Stephen Rummage’s radio broadcast, Moving Forward, can be heard Monday-Friday at 7:00 p.m.on 95.7 FM. 

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