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.
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.
Key dates to be aware of during the In View of a Call weekend.
5:30 p.m., Chapel
Members of the Pastor Search Committee will share information and affirmations regarding the Senior Pastor candidate.
6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Includes Deacons, Committee Leaders, and Spouses.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Come-and-go fellowship time with the candidate. Light
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.
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.
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.
As we enter this time of calling a Senior Pastor, our Church Bylaws