Spring Meeting 2020

Hello again!

We are looking forward to hosting the Missouri Independent Baptist Preachers Fellowship once again. When I get that chance to take a breath and slow down for a minute, I realize how little preaching I myself receive, and how much I need it.

Because the encouragement, correction and instruction has been so vital to my ability to pastor, it has always been my desire to create a meeting that does the same in every preacher’s life.

The pastors selected to preach this year are undoubtedly equipped with ability, experience and seriousness to help us to pastor the churches in which God has placed us. But greater than their qualifications is their evident walk with God. We as a church are praying that God will do such a work in your life at this meeting that you will glean from it for years to come! Please begin now to plan and pray for these services.


Dates: March 9-10

Monday night – 7:00 PM

  • Food and fellowship to follow


  • Continental breakfast – 7:00 AM
  • First service – 9:00 AM
  • Lunch – 12:00 PM


  • Bill Marshall – Riverside Baptist Church, Saint Joseph, MO – Subject: Separation
  • Mitch O’Neil – Bible Baptist Church, Ash Grove, MO – Subject: The Seriousness of the Ministry
  • David Smith – Retired church planter/pastor – Subject: Discouragement

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. See you in March!

Derek Eckels

417-207-6158 | cbcnixapastor@gmail.com | Calvary Baptist Church

Winter Meeting 2019

Hannibal Baptist Church will be hosting the Winter Missouri Baptist Preachers Meeting on December 2nd and 3rd.

Glen Yoder, Jeff Hastings, and David Harris will be preaching. We are anticipating the Lord to speak to us through His Word. This will be our first annual preachers meeting. We are extending a heartfelt invitation to everyone interested in visiting this church plant in Hannibal, MO. Please call if you are coming so that we will have a count for food preparation! 


Monday, December 2nd

7:00 p.m. – Pastor Glen Yoder, Bible Baptist Church, Kahoka, MO

Tuesday, December 3rd

10:00 a.m. – Pastor Jeff Hastings, Bible Baptist Church, Columbia, MO

11:00 a.m. – David Harris, Assistant Pastor, Berean Baptist Church, Springfield, MO

Lunch will be provided following the services.


Hannibal Baptist Church 311 Progress Road, Hannibal, MO 63401

Accommodations:If a hotel is needed, a church rate is offered. Please call Pastor Tim Stevens at (573)248-6299.

Fall Meeting 2019

Bible Baptist Church in Cameron is glad to host the preachers’ meeting this fall. Because October is “Pastor Appreciation Month,” we want to treat you the best we can. We do appreciate you and want to show it. But we can only do that if you come. So please make plans now to come.


Bible Baptist Church, 515 S. Elm Street, Cameron, MO 64429.


Evangelist Jim Wolfram – Riverside Baptist Church, Saint Joseph, MO (He will be with us until Friday for our Missions Revival).

Pastor Robert Reagan – Fundamental Bible Baptist Church, Summersville, MO.

Preacher David Pringle – Berean Baptist Church, Springfield, MO.

Pastor Marty Arnold – Grace Baptist Church, Chillicothe, MO.


Monday, October 14th

  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Fried chicken dinner at the church
  • 7:00 PM – Service with Jim Wolfram
  • After service, we will have cookies, fruit, coffee and fellowship.

Tuesday, October 15th

  • Sleep in! Hotels have breakfast food if you like, or, we will also provide coffee and light breakfast and fellowship from 8:30 – 9:20 AM.
  • 9:30 AM – Service with Marty Arnold
  • Service with David Pringle
  • Service with Robert Reagan
  • After services, we will have a smoked meat dinner at the church. Come enjoy the fellowship!

Accommodations (Mention Bible Baptist Church for these rates)

  • $54 – one person, $64 – two. Super 8, 1710 N. Walnut St., Cameron. 816-743-4369.
  • $72. Quality Inn, 1803 Comfort Lane, Cameron. 816-632-5655.

Summer Meeting 2019

Berean Baptist Church in Springfield will host the Summer Meeting on June 3-4. Sam Davison, Mitch O’Neil and Frank Wood will be preaching. We look forward to this time together, and hope you join us for this time of fellowship.


Monday, June 3rd

  • 7:00 PM – First Service with Sam Davison – Chancellor, Heartland Baptist Bible College (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Dessert fellowship

Tuesday, June 4th

  • 9:00 AM – Second Service with Mitch O’Neil – Pastor, Bible Baptist Church (Ash Grove, MO)
  • 10:00 AM – Third Service with Frank Wood – Former Pastor, Whittier Lane Baptist Church (New Castle, IN)
  • 11:00 AM – Fourth Service with Sam Davison – Chancellor, Heartland Baptist Bible College (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Lunch at the Leon Gray Fellowship Hall


Berean Baptist Church

507 E. Norton Road

Springfield, MO 65803

Spring Meeting 2019

Calvary Baptist Church | Nixa, MO | March 4-5

Dear Pastors and Workers,

Another meeting is upon us, and I am really looking forward to the messages, music and fellowship this month.

Even as I am just starting in the ministry, I have already been bombarded by many articles, messages and seminars with expert opinion on how to grow your church. Though the subject is appropriate, the opinions are many times unbiblical to say the least.

With this in mind, I wanted some men of God with great experience to remind us, and encourage us in the simplicity of church growth that works in any generation. Please be in prayer for our preachers for this meeting:

Brother Charles Elliott – Prayer

Brother C.R. Curtman – Compromise

Pastor Jeffrey Ables – Preaching

I have been thankful for these meetings, and look forward to the preaching, music, fellowship, and food. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Directions to the church can be found on our website. See you soon!

In Christ, Pastor Derek Eckels | 417-207-6158

  • Monday Night: 7:00 PM – food and fellowship to follow
  • Tuesday: Breakfast 7:30 AM, services begin at 9:00 AM.
  • Lunch will be served on Tuesday after the preaching.

Fall Meeting 2018

Houston Bible Baptist Church is hosting the Fall Missouri Baptist Preacher’s Meeting, October 1-2, 2018. We are planning and praying for a spirit-filled and uplifting time of singing, fellowship, and PREACHING. All we need is for you to make the commitment to come. Please make this meeting a priority for your sake, your family’s sake, your church’s sake, our church’s sake, and for the sake of all the other preachers that will be blessed by your attendance. If you need assistance with gas or hotel expenses, please let us know, we want to help.

Monday – 7:00 PM

  • Congregational singing and special music
  • Preacher: Pastor Bob Reagan – Fundamental Bible Baptist Church, Summersville, Missouri
  • Nachos, Dessert, and Fellowship after the services

Tuesday – 9:00 AM

  • Congregational singing and special music
  • 1st Preacher: Pastor Derek Eckels – Calvary Baptist Church, Nixa, Missouri
  • 2nd Preacher: Pastor Joe Decker Jr. – South Campbell Avenue Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri
  • 3rd Preacher: Pastor John England – Black River Bible Baptist Church, Williamsville, Missouri
  • Meal and Fellowship after the services


Church Address:

Houston Bible Baptist Church

16700 Oak Hill Road

Houston, MO 65483




Lazy L Motel (recommended)

1121 S. Sam Houston Blvd, Houston, MO 65483

417-967-1955 – http://lazy-L-motel.com

  • 5 minutes from the church
  • Completely renovated/updated
Scenic River Inn

209 S. Hwy 63, Licking, MO 65542

573-674-4809 – http://scenicriversinn.com

  • 15 minutes from the church
  • Decent older hotel
Southern Inn

1493 S. Sam Houston Blvd, Houston, MO 65483

417-967-4591 – http://southerninnmo.com

    • 5 minutes from the church
    • Decent older hotel
Country Inn

201 W. Hwy 32, Licking, MO 65542

573-674-3466 – http://countryinnlickingmo.com

    • 15 minutes from the church
    • Decent older hotel
Pond Trail Bed and Breakfast

8398 Fisher Drive, Houston, MO 65483


    • 5 minutes from the church
    • Bunk house style rooms
    • Clean, comfortable, country setting
    • Limited availability
America’s Best Value Inn

MO-181, Cabool, MO 65689

417-962-5888 – http://americasbestvalueinn.com

  • 20 minutes from the church
  • Decent older hotel






Summer Meeting 2018

Greetings Brethren,

It is our privilege to host a time of fellowship and refreshment for God’s servants. The meeting here in Springfield will be on June 11 & 12. On Monday evening, following the service, we will have finger foods and desserts. On Tuesday morning, we will have a make-your-own Breakfast Sandwich buffet. After the preaching has concluded, we will be having a fish fry for lunch with all the sides and desserts to go with it. (There will also be chicken for those who do not care for fish.)

Most important is the preaching of God’s Word. During the meeting, we will be hearing from Bro. Bill Marshall, Bro. John England, Bro. Carl Boonstra, and Bro. Paul Gentry.

Bro. Bill Marshall is pastor of the newly renamed Riverside Baptist Church in St. Joseph, MO. He has been their pastor now for 10 years and God is blessing the church.

Bro. John England pastored the Ozark Baptist Temple for many years before God led he and his wife, Mary to start the Black River Bible Baptist Church in Williamsville, MO. God has been blessing this work tremendously. They have seen many saved and baptized and are in the process of getting their own property and place of worship. On Easter Sunday, they had 54 in attendance. Though that might sound like a small number to some, how many churches can say they had over 16% of their city’s population in their church on Sunday morning?

Bro. Carl Boonstra is a statesman for the cause of Christ and missions to local churches around the world. I am always challenged and stirred to here this man of God recount the former days but with a prodding to look into the future at what God wants to do through us.

Bro. Paul Gentry has been pastoring the Harvest Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Washington since 2008 up until just recently when the Lord led he and his family back to the Midwest. In March, Bro. Gentry accepted the call to pastor Tulsa Baptist Temple in Oklahoma. The Gentry family has ties to South Campbell Ave. Baptist Church dating back to the late 90’s. After God has used him and his influence to see numerous works established in the Northwest, we are glad to welcome him back home.

There are many fine hotels in Springfield, each with varying rates. If you would like assistance finding a hotel in your price range or whether or not a hotel has a good reputation, please call the church at 417-862-8471.

We look forward to seeing you in June! God Bless!

Pastor Joe Decker, Jr.

Spring Meeting 2018

Dear Preacher,
United Baptist Church is thrilled to host the Missouri Independent Baptist Preacher’s Meeting March 26th & 27th.  I hope you can make it.  As I see it there are two glaring problems with this Preachers Meeting:
1.     This letter is VERY late, and you don’t have much time to clear your schedule.
2.     The March meeting is normally the Monday & Tuesday after the first Sunday in March.
As a pastor, the only thing I hate more than hearing excuses is giving excuses.  But sometimes we face things beyond our control.  Having agreed to host the meeting well over a year ago I had no idea it would come during a time we did have a church building.  This coupled with a severe concussion I suffered while trying to find a place we could meet has resulted in this late notice.
I hope, in spite of this late notice, God intervenes and opens the door for you and many other pastors to be able to attend.  I realize the load that pastors bear and the time which it requires.  We are excited about being a blessing to you, but we can’t be if you don’t come!
God has laid on my heart to ask three men to preach that have a very close connection to United Baptist Church.  God’s hand is upon of each of the men preaching.  My prayer is that each of us will be changed by the preached Word!  These two days of preaching should prove to be a challenge, encouragement and help to your life and ministry.  
Our speakers are:
  Evangelist Jim Van Gelderen – He has held 6 Revival Campaigns in the 14 years I have pastored United Baptist.  God has always greatly used his preaching.  God has clearly directed that he would have a regular influence in our church and I know his preaching will help and encourage you!
  Pastor Matt Dedmon – Was sent out of United Baptist to plant Heritage Baptist Church on the east side of Springfield in 2012.  God has always used his preaching in our church and I know it will be a blessing to you!
  Pastor Stan Metts – Bro. Metts serves as the Pastor Emeritus at United Baptist.  He has served the Lord for over 50 years as a Missionary in Ethiopia, a Church planter in Connecticut, and a Pastor in Macon, MO.  Pastor Emeritus is a position of honor and he and his wife, Wilda, are both honored and loved by United Baptist Church.  I know you will love his preaching and be instructed by the wisdom God has blessed him with!
Schedule will be as follows:
Monday  7:30 pm  Preaching              
 Tuesday 8:00 am   Breakfast – Fellowship to follow                                
  9:00 am   Preaching                                                          
 12:00 pm Lunch
PLESE NOTE – We no longer have our former church building.  We are meeting at a borrowed building, because of that the meeting is at 7:30 pm Monday night
The place of meeting for both Monday & Tuesday is:
SRCC Event Center
6448 W. State Hwy. EE
Springfield, MO 65802
His Servant & Yours,
Steven B. Brudnak

Winter Meeting 2017

Dear pastors and workers,

Another Preacher’s Fellowship Meeting is upon us, and I must say we are a little apprehensive.

Calvary Baptist Church in Nixa has been scheduled for this meeting for over a year. This will be our first meeting to host, and will be my first meeting to host as the pastor. Needless to say our church is very excited and is looking forward to being a blessing to pastors and workers. I am so new that I have no great words of aged wisdom; but I have already realized how much I personally need to be preached to after spending week in and week out preaching to others. It is no trite statement when I say my prayer is that this meeting is life changing. I would that you would pray with me to that end.

I have been praying about who to have preach this meeting, and I am confident God has brought the right men for this meeting. Please pray for the following preachers who have been praying and preparing to preach.

C.R. Curtman
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Wildwood, MO

Wes Stewart
Bible Baptist Church
Cassville, MO

Jeff Quigley
Liberty Baptist Church
Lamar, MO


Monday December 11th:
7:00 PM – Evening service
Meal afterwards

Tuesday December 12th:
8:00 AM– Breakfast
9:30 AM– Services begin
12:00– Lunch

As for accommodations, there is a Super 8 in Nixa, with rates starting at $65/night.

There are also several hotels in Ozark as well as south Springfield.

If you have any questions  at all, please feel free to call me any time.

See you soon,

Derek Eckels
Calvary Baptist Church
206 Smalley Street
Nixa, MO 65714