Church Staff

Senior Pastor              

Rev. Wylie W. Johnson  pastor@springfieldbaptist.net

Rev. Wylie W. Johnson is the Pastor of The Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield PA since May of 1997. Pastor Wylie has passion for proclaiming the Gospel, leading others to Christ, mentoring the faithful and serving in the community.

Rev. Johnson began vocational ministry at the First Baptist Church, Metuchen, NJ where he was ordained and served more than five years as Assistant Pastor. Before arriving in Springfield, he served 10 years of military service around the globe in the US Army Chaplaincy. After coming to Springfield he continued his military calling as a reservist. He retired from the US Army Reserve in 2012 as a Chaplain (Colonel) after a career of nearly 26 years including service in five hostile fire zones.

Pastor Wylie community service includes: Springfield Township Police Chaplain; Chaplain for the Delaware County Chiefs of Police; Co-Chaplain for Police Officers on Pension; Secretary for the Delaware County Suicide Prevention and Awareness Task Force; Secretary for the Springfield Cares Coalition; an active member of both the Springfield Township Ministerium and the Delaware County Law Enforcement Chaplains.

Pastor Wylie education includes a Doctor of Ministry; Master of Divinity; Master of Strategic Studies; and Bachelor of Arts. Rev. Johnson was ordained in October, 1982 by the Conservative Baptist Association of Churches.

Rev. Johnson has been married to his wife Karen since 1973, and the Johnsons have four daughters, three sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.

As of June 2017

 

YOUTH DIRECTOR

Mr. Daniel Vandzura   youthman@springfieldbaptist.net

My name is Daniel Vandzura, and I arrived at Springfield Baptist Church as the youth director in March 2017. For years before that however, youth ministry has been a core fiber of my life. As a student I was impacted greatly by my own youth pastors and Bible teachers. I went on to intern at Living Faith Alliance Church in Vineland NJ, as well as lead the youth group of Christ Community Church in Newfield NJ as a volunteer youth director. All of these experiences have kindled in me a great passion for student ministry, and a complete joy in having the chance to introduce students to Jesus, teach them the word of God, and see them grow into mature members of the kingdom of God. In 2015 I graduated from Cairn University with a B.S. in Bible with a focus on youth and family ministry. All of these experiences have served to equip me with the passion, knowledge, and tools needed for student ministry, and I thank God for the opportunity I now have to serve at our church.

I’m currently engaged to my wonderful Fiancée, Rebecca. In my free time I love studying the Bible, being at the beach, spotting new birds, and building Lego models.

Daniel is vitally involved in leading the church’s youth ministry including Youth Group, AWANA clubs, and Sunday School. The highlight of our youth group summer of 2017 ministry features about a dozen youth on a Mini-Mission-Trip to regional ministries that reach out to the impoverished and homeless communities.

as of June 2017

 

CHURCH SECRETARY

Mrs. Rogelinda Barraza  secretary@springfieldbaptist.net

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Rogelinda Barraza came from Colombia in 2012 where she was a college professor for many years. In 2015 she began attending Sunday services at Springfield Baptists church with her son, Eduardo. In March 2016; she began ministry as our church secretary. Rogelinda earned a B.S in Microbiology and a M.S in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico.