For Your Prayerful Consideration

Dr. Stephen Rummage

In View of a Call as Senior Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church

Dr. Stephen Rummage is the Senior Pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida. Dr. Rummage was born on December 26, 1968, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He and his wife, Michele, were married on June 8, 1991, and have one adult son, Joshua.

In View of a Call Sunday

On Sunday, January 27, Dr. Rummage will preach in all three morning Worship Services. Church Members will vote at the end of each service. Votes will be revealed, and Dr. Rummage will respond during the Evening Service at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Schedule of Events

Key dates to be aware of during the In View of a Call weekend.

Sunday, January 20 – Search Committee Presentation at Quarterly Business Meeting

5:30 p.m., Chapel
Members of the Pastor Search Committee will share information and affirmations regarding the Senior Pastor candidate.


Friday, January 25 – Dinner with QSBC Key Leaders

6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Includes Deacons, Committee Leaders, and Spouses. 

Saturday, January 26 – Meet & Greet

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Come-and-go fellowship time with the candidate. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
At the Meet & Greet, the candidate will share briefly, and dialogue with the Search Committee to address key areas of interest.


Sunday, January 27 – In View of a Call Sunday

8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m.
The candidate will preach in all three morning Worship Services. Church Members will vote at the end of each service. 

5:30 p.m., Chapel
The candidate responds to the vote in the Evening Worship Service.


Affirmations from the pastor search committee


Listening to Dr. Rummage preach many times I am more and more convinced that we have been led by God to him. In listening to his sermons, I see a humble servant who seeks to follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit in seeking and saving the lost. One of his traits that is so profound is noted when he prays before preaching each message. Dr. Rummage nearly always says in his opening prayer, “move me out of the way and speak to us.” In a day when sometimes salvation is a soft sell, it is never so with Dr. Rummage. He always works into his sermons a plan for the lost to be saved. Amen for that! – Dr. Jim Hawkins, Chairperson

It has been a tremendous pleasure to get to know Dr. Stephen Rummage during our search process. Two things stick out to me that lead me to believe that he is equipped to be our next senior pastor. The first is his ability to preach God’s word. Dr. Rummage has been given a tremendous gift that he employs for God’s glory. The second is his love for people. All you must do is spend a few minutes with him and you feel the love and compassion he has for the church and the lost. Michele is an ideal helpmate for Stephen and his partner in ministry. They make a great team that will be a tremendous asset for QSBC. As the committee has prayed through 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5, it is evident that Dr. Rummage has all the qualities we need in the next Senior Pastor at Quail Springs Baptist Church. – Matt Boggs, Vice-Chairperson

Read more thoughts from the Search Committee inside the In View of a Call Booklet. 

View Booklet

Voting Guidelines

As we enter this time of calling a Senior Pastor, our Church Bylaws state: Article 7.1b Nomination and Election. When a vacancy occurs, a new Senior Pastor shall be chosen and called by the Members. A Senior Pastor search committee shall be appointed by the Members to search for a Senior Pastor. The committee shall bring to the consideration of the Members only one name at a time. Election shall be by secret ballot at a special business meeting called for the sole purpose of voting on the Senior Pastor nominee. . . Article 12.5 Services and Meetings. Members must be present in person to vote and shall not be entitled to vote by proxy. Members are those who have joined QSBC by profession of baptism, by statement of their faith, or by letter.


"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:11-12)