JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)—Oklahoma pastor Stephen Rummage will be nominated at the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors’ Conference for the presidency of next year’s pastors’ conference by Tennessee pastor Adam Dooley. Rummage currently serves as the senior pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs.
“I cannot imagine a better choice to lead next year’s SBC Pastors’ Conference than Stephen Rummage,” said Dooley, pastor of Jackson, Tenn., Englewood. “From my perspective, he represents everything that is good about Southern Baptists.
“For years, his servant leadership in local churches of all sizes and his scholarship at the seminary level have inspired us to serve the Lord with excellence. With the heart of a pastor and the mind of a professor, Stephen not only wrote the book on engaging exposition, but he also models the same week in and week out at the great Quail Springs Baptist Church.”
Rummage is well-known among Southern Baptists, having served in many denominational service roles throughout his career. He served as president of the Florida Baptist State Convention in 2016-18 and chaired the SBC Executive Committee during the same years. In 2012, he served as president of the Florida Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference and preached the convention sermon at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala. He has also served on the faculties of New Orleans, Southeastern, and Midwestern seminaries and delivered two significant academic lecture series on preaching in 2023, the Adams Lectures at Southeastern Seminary and Deere-Hester Lectures at Gateway Seminary.
Since Rummage became the pastor of Quail Springs in March 2019, the church has added 1,032 members, including 365 additions through baptism. QSBC currently has 3,743 resident members. In 2021 and 2022, the church gave more than $1 million annually through the Cooperative Program of the SBC, representing 13.5 percent of the church’s undesignated receipts.
Rummage has an M.Div. with a specialization in biblical languages from Southeastern Seminary and a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Seminary. He and his wife, Michele, have been married and in ministry together since 1991. They have one adult son, Joshua, a pharmacist, who lives in Florida with his wife, Morgan.
The 2024 SBC Pastors’ Conference is scheduled to be held June 9-10 in Indianapolis, Ind., in conjunction with the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting, June 11-12.